“ Adam came up with a wonderful design and now that we have lived in the house through all 4 seasons can truly appreciate the value of a proper design. In summer the house is nice and cool from the north east breeze and the angle of the overhanging roof in our living area keeps the sun out. In winter when the sun is lower it shines right through the house and warms it up very quickly.”
Houses that are passively warm in winter and cool in summer, are said to be thermally efficient - this also helps make them energy efficient because of the low heating and cooling costs.
At All Australian Architecture we design thermally efficient homes - well beyond the 4.5 - 5 star ratings required by BASIX..
For each new home or renovation design we can provide an assessment diagram that gives a room by room breakdown of efficiency and heating / cooling requirements. For more information review our thermal comfort assessment guide & sample thermal assessment diagram.
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Our first 8 star home, hence the name.
Construction was completed in 2013, from a mixture of cement rendered masonry & lightweight Scyon cladding and Colorbond roofing.
This home achieves great performance because of its orientation, eaves shading, cross ventilation & insulation levels.
This minimalist home was completed in June 2011.
Constructed of insulated full brick with concrete roof and floor slabs, its high thermal mass & use of clerestory windows helps it achieve the high 8 star thermal rating.
This contemporary home design uses a foam impregnated concrete block system called 'Benex block' which provides an insulated single skin solution.
The design also makes use of clerestory windows and encourages a stack effect which draws cool air from across the swimming pool.
Designed as a project home for Dockland Building Services, this home is designed to achieve high thermal ratings at any orientation.
A cost effective single level home in 4 different facade styles.
The way to a more comfortable home...