New home on its way

Today we started building a new home for clients. We hope to be able to take you on the journey with us. We will do regular updates for you and will also post pictures of the site and home.

The site is ideal in that it is close to 2 acres in size and has beautiful north-facing rural views. The clients have been very clever in selecting a block that is ideal for building a solar passive home. Now this is not always possible but there are ways to work with what is available to you. Almost any block can be worked to use the sun’s potential to heat your home. As discussed in earlier posts, the layout of the home and the materials used are big elements in capturing the sun’s potential. We were able to sit down with our clients and discuss what they wanted in a home and then develop that into an ideal house plan that not only became a very efficient solar passive design, but also the perfect layout to suit the family.

As you can see from the picture above, there are amazing views from the north of the property – farmland as far as the eye can see. This land is only 25 minutes drive from the centre of Canberra.

We hope you will follow us in this venture and be inspired to design an inspiring energy efficient home of your own.