This home was designed and built with energy efficiency high on the list of priorities.
As the home was located on a large allotment, a ranch style design was selected to enable all the rooms to take in the views of the surrounding country side and maximise solar access to the living areas.
The home was to be constructed of light weight Hebel power panels, double glazed windows, quality insulation, sealed around the windows and doors, draught stoppers on the exhaust fans and closed beam units on the LED lights to eliminate draughts and ensure minimal heat loss.
These features and construction methods applied to this home helped it achieve a 7 Star energy rating, providing around 33% less energy usage than a 6 Star rated home.
As the owners wanted an outdoor entertaining area to take the views of the ranges without detracting from the 7 star energy rating the home achieved, the Alfresco was positioned behind the garage.
The internal features of this lovely home included full height two pack painted internal doors, stone bench tops throughout, glass splash back and hardwood timber flooring throughout the living areas.
Obviously they were very pleased with the outcome and their building experience with Green Design Homes!!