At A Class Building & Construction, we are masters of sustainable construction. Perhaps you want to knock down and rebuild your current home to transform it into an energy-efficient haven. Maybe you're looking for a team to help you create an eco-friendly custom new home on the block of land of your dreams. Our green credentials can't be beaten in the Illawarra region.
Our commitment to sustainability extends to every facet of construction, from the choice of materials to the incorporation of the latest technologies.
This article delves deep into our dedication to energy efficiency, offering insights on saving energy, reducing costs, and creating a comfortable and sustainable living space. Discover the benefits of energy-efficient homes and how to make the most of your new home with A Class Building & Construction.
A sustainable home is designed to minimise energy consumption and maximise energy efficiency.
It should include building materials that have the least impact on the environment possible. The materials you choose to use in your home should be durable and last for many years to come, they might contain recyclable material, be locally made where possible, and result in minimal building waste.
An eco-friendly home should also make the most of the natural environment, passively collecting and storing energy, reducing water usage and using eco-friendly and low-toxic finishes. It may also incorporate energy-efficient appliances and smart home systems.
The benefits of an energy-efficient home go beyond just saving money on heating and cooling bills, although that is a big drawcard for many homeowners. Here are the main reasons people choose to build 'green' homes.
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By using materials such as insulation, embracing natural ventilation, double or triple glazing on windows, solar energy, water collection methods and super efficient appliances, energy-efficient homes can reduce energy and water bills down to virtually nothing.
Eco-homes are also often built with extremely durable materials and require very little maintenance as time goes on, meaning you'll also save money on the upkeep of your home.
These are the most obvious ways an energy-efficient home can save you money. However, by planning for the future with a sustainable home, you could also save on extra housing costs for adult children or elderly family members by embracing multi-generational living. Here's our guide to Building a Sustainable, Multi-Generational Home in the Illawarra Region for more information on that topic.
If you're looking to transform your Wollongong or Illawarra region home into a more energy-efficient one, a knock down rebuild may be the perfect solution.
A knock down rebuild starts with the demolition of an existing home to allow you to rebuild from scratch. It's becoming more and more popular as blocks of land in established suburbs become harder to come by and post-war era homes reach their use-by dates.
Knocking a home down so that it can be rebuilt according to your lifestyle requirements or to better accommodate your family means you can stay in the neighbourhood you love while embracing a cleaner, greener future with a smarter home design.
It may seem counterintuitive to demolish a home to help the environment. However, many older homes, particularly those from the post-war period, are small homes sitting on large blocks of land that were built as quickly and cheaply as possible. They served us well to accommodate our growing population during that time but because of the way they were designed, they often require a lot of maintenance and a lot of non-renewable energy to run.
By tearing down an existing structure and rebuilding, homeowners can lessen their environmental footprint in the following ways:
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Whether you're knocking down your existing home or designing a new build, A Class Building & Construction is committed to building sustainable homes that are comfortable as well as luxurious. One example of our eco-friendly work is this self-sufficient home we built at Bundewallah.
Designed to exceed the level certified in the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS), our Bundewallah project resulted in a super energy-efficient home, which we are extremely proud to have been involved with.
From sustainable building supplies to energy-efficient appliances and fixtures, choosing the right materials for your home is key to reaching your sustainability goals.
Good construction isn't just about a home being built to last. Your comfort and well-being are also crucial to the enjoyment of an eco-friendly home.
Designing for comfort and sustainability includes making the most of natural light, cross ventilation and thermal insulation. A well-designed home ensures you'll have a comfortable and energy-efficient living space for many years to come.
Indoor air quality and ventilation are essential for maintaining a healthy and comfortable living environment. A Class Building incorporates features like air filtration systems and mechanical ventilation to ensure your home always has clean and fresh air. Optimising ventilation not only reduces energy consumption, it also contributes to your overall health and well-being.
Landscaping for energy efficiency includes features such as shade trees, windbreaks, and water-efficient landscaping. A well-landscaped property can provide natural cooling and reduce the energy required for heating and cooling.
When choosing a builder, you should consider their construction experience, qualifications, references, and, very importantly, communication skills to help you make an informed decision. Don't be afraid to ask how they approach a knock down rebuild, about their commitment to sustainability, and the communication process during the construction of your home.
A Class Building & Construction has a strong track record for energy-efficient and sustainable builds, backed by a reputation for delivering quality projects on time and within budget. Our highly experienced building team is open to addressing all your questions about rebuilds, our services or our green credentials because we're committed to your complete satisfaction.
A Class Building is committed to ensuring a smooth and successful construction process. We work closely with our clients to establish clear project timelines and keep them informed at every step.
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At A Class Building & Construction, we understand that sustainable homes should be more than just cost-effective to run. They should incorporate the best of modern architecture, feature luxurious inclusions and embrace innovation and easy living.
If you're looking for a sustainable or eco-friendly home builder in the Wollongong area or Illawarra region, contact Scott on 0414 183 503 or Rob on 0414 931 145 from A Class Building & Construction today. We're committed to making your vision of a green, energy-efficient home a reality. Let's build your dream home together and make it one that benefits both you and the environment.