New Sustainable Homes
All new sustainable homes will be designed to meet your specific needs. You will consult with the Building Designer or Architect in conference with Greenify Consulting to discuss your situation.
A brief will be developed and then you will be presented with a basic design that you can interactively develop with the designer.
All designs are assessed using CSIRO computer simulation software to achieve the most passive energy efficiency ratings possible. At this point various options are presented to you so you decide which way to proceed.
We use a holistic approach to design so negative impact on the environment is minimised.
All homes are built by fully licensed and insured builders & tradesmen.
You also have the option to become an owner builder so you don’t have to pay builder’s margins. Greenify Consulting provides you with all the support, advice and paperwork tools so you can confidently manage your own project.
All homes comply with Building Code of Australia guidelines.
All new homes will receive a certificate of Energy Efficiency. This is an asset that can add to the value of your home if you ever plan to sell it in the future.
Additions & Renovations
Sometimes the best option is to improve on what you already have. It makes sense as you don’t have the expense or hassle of selling or buying and all the legal and statutory charges that go along with it. This will give you more money to spend on the changes you want to make.
All Additions and Renovations will be carried out to achieve the most energy efficient ratings possible without drastically altering the style of your home, unless of course you are looking to alter the style of your home.
All additions and renovations will receive a certificate of Energy Efficiency. This is an asset that can add to the value of your home if you ever plan to sell it in the future.
Your home may already achieve good energy efficient ratings. We can run a CSIRO computer simulation to determine what areas can be improved. New technologies can be retrofitted to your home to increase your ratings.
Relocating Existing Homes
Why re-build from scratch? If there is a style of home that already exists and will only be demolished then buy it and re-locate it. It is not as expensive as you might think. This recycling of materials is an excellent sustainable method that saves you money and saves the environment at the same time. Greenify Consulting can help you with all aspects of relocating existing homes.
Straw Bale Homes
Greenify Consulting has been involved with many design and construct of straw bale homes. Straw is a waste product that is cheap, easy to build and has excellent thermal properties. They are also amazingly fire resistant!
Firstly we architecturally design your home and then Engineer it so it complies with BCA. You will be given all the necessary paperwork to get this approved for construction. There are some excellent straw bale home contractors we deal with. In association with fully licensed contractors we will help you manage your project.
Surely you must think I have been smoking something! In fact you can build your home out of hemp. It has excellent properties similar to straw bale and is totally sustainable. Contact us to find out how.
DEFINITION: Permaculture is a branch of ecological design, ecological engineering, and environmental design which develops sustainable architecture and self-maintained horticultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems
Why not design and build a home that satisfies the definition of permaculture? It has worked for mother nature.
We use a very experienced Permaculture Architect to provide the backbone for your project. Once this is determined we fully develop the design to make your project a reality.