The Shed House can help you achieve a sustainable building in the Sunshine Coast. We utilise clever design techniques that result in a reduction in energy consumption and maximise the overall liveability. We specialise in environmentally sound and sensitive designs, that work with your lifestyle.
What are our top tips for sustainable building in the Sunshine Coast?
Build with a Smaller Footprint
Smaller housing options are becoming popular due to efficiency, reduced maintenance costs and lower impact. They are suited to both rural and urban areas. Be thoughtful and considerate about how you use your space. Design your home around your lifestyle.
Solar Where Possible
Through integrating solar, you have the ability to:
- Reduce your bills
- Earn money back on your investment
- Increase your property value
- Protect the environment
The sun is the ultimate source of clean energy – why wouldn’t you consider solar?
Employ Recycling Techniques
Recycling and re-using building materials saves the amount of waste sent to landfill. Conserve the world’s resources and prevent pollution through re-using building materials. Some ideas may include windows, doors and flooring.
Source Sustainable Materials
Not only will your long term health be positively affected, but the environment too. Australian made sustainably sourced materials minimise waste and consumption. Speak to us about sustainable building Sunshine Coast materials or speak to the supplier directly if you are an owner builder.
Build to Suit Your Topography
Build and design your new home to suit the land, climate and aspect. This will become a money saver in the long run as well.
Water is an important and valuable resource. Especially if you rely on water tanks. Consider long term usage and install above your required usage capacity. You will need to take into account dry period and use for additional activities such as gardening if you do not have access to a dam.
Look Through The Window to Success
Potentially an overlooked aspect – the glazing in your windows and doors. Traditional glass can let heat and cool escape, it can also let the extreme temperatures permeate into the home. If the glass is treated correctly, it will have the ability to add to your energy efficiency rating.