Critical to our success in the construction of a sustainable luxury home is the incorporation of eco-friendly product selection that supports environmentally sympathetic practice.
Meeting the “Sustainable” brief
Adherence to particular building standards required for a safe, durable structure demands, at times, a level of necessary compromise on product and material selection. The stringent environmental requirements set out by the “sustainable” brief also demanded careful consideration and often extensive research to find just the “right answer” to meet this expectation.
Significant advancements made in light weight, load bearing products have, where possible, been selected in preference to products high in embodied energy. Many high performing alternatives are now available in the construction industry thanks to the extensive product development programmes entered into by some of the construction industries biggest names. Companies such as Hanson, James Hardie, Boral, CSR Hebel, CSR Bradford, Arcreo, and Active Building Systems to name a few, have all contributed to the outstanding performance of this home.
“Out-of-the-box” thinking and creative, problem solving is essential to delivering workable alternatives and innovative design to improve the performance of the home. Preference is consistently given to environmentally sound product choice, that meets or in many cases, surpasses current building code expectations.