Building Energy Efficient Homes
Handing over a beautiful home is very important to Stroud Homes Brisbane South’s Thomas Eldridge and, building a home that meets a 6-star rating is just as critical.
In Queensland, all new houses much achieve a minimum 6-star energy rating. This rating is directly related to the design of the building shell – the roof, walls, windows and floor.
This shell significantly influences the home’s energy efficiency and the level of comfort felt indoors.
“Building a sustainable home means a better lifestyle for everyone, including our clients,” Thomas says.
In order to create an energy efficient home, Thomas and the team use a variety of different building materials. Some of these like the foil backed blanket under the roof, ceiling insulation and wall wrap are all part of the Stroud Homes Brisbane South Standard Inclusions Range.
Other additions like solar systems for hot water and electricity are extra. “We certainly get clients that are more interested in energy efficiency than others and we do a high percentage of solar hot water and solar electricity systems,” Thomas tells us.
There are also design features that can contribute to the 6-star energy standard. For example, the orientation of your home on your block.
“This is one of the simplest and most effective ways to be more energy efficient and something we speak to each of our clients about,” says Thomas.
Homes should be built with their living rooms facing north to help soak up the sun throughout the day and bedrooms should be built on the southern side to keep them cooler for night.
To help determine the best aspect for your new home, the team from Stroud Homes Brisbane South offer free site evaluations.
Not only are the team dedicated to building energy efficient homes, they also like to give back to the environment around them.
“We plant 15 trees in the local area for every home that we build. We use quite a lot of timber in the building process and it is a small way of giving back to the environment.”
If you’d like to the team about building an energy efficient home in Brisbane South, give them a call on 07 5540 3949 or fill in the form below: