Energy Efficiency & Sustainability

Custom designing a home is more than simply developing a floor plan that meets your living requirements - achieving your desired level of energy efficiency is also of paramount importance in the design process.

Some of the elements we consider during the design process are:

  • Colours - external walls and roof
  • Eaves - size and location
  • Glass - quantity and glazing options
  • Insulation - most efficient options
  • Internal temperature - maximising natural heating and cooling
  • Lighting- maximising natural lighting and energy savings
  • Living areas - room sizes and placement for maximum efficiency
  • Orientation - optimum home sitting
  • Solar Power/Hot Water - optional - as selected by you
  • Trees - planting to increase energy efficiency
  • Verandas and pergolas - located and designed for maximum efficiency
  • Zoning - clever, functional  & efficient design

We can also provide specific advice from our Sustainability Consultant regarding any another options you care to consider.

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We initially engaged ‘Farmhouses Australia’ to design our house based on a few vague ideas. Quickly Sandy and her team very skilfully managed to transform these ideas into an energy-efficient and functionally highly effective design for a family home.
— S&J, Baden