Add an Exterior-Room for Improved Energy Efficiency

An exterior-room is a term I adopted a while back to describe a room which does not meet the building code of Australia habitable space requirements, but which is better than an open verandah, but otherwise does not match the function of a sunroom or conservatory. When new regulations were introduced requiring estate agents to […]

TechNote#001 INITIAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE IMPACT OF THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS OF BUILDING CODES ON GLAZED ENCLOSURES

{Originally wrote as technical note around 2005} INTRODUCTION The following technical note indicates some of the constraints on design that need to be considered when modifying an existing dwelling, by increasing internal floor area by enclosing a roofed area with glazing. (eg. A verandah or porch). Such extensions are generally not intended to increase habitable […]