Homes and News 2014
Right Homes has also been extremely successful in the 2014 HIA WA – Kingspan Insulation Greensmart Awards by Winning the overall coveted Home of the Year category along with Framed Home, Town-house/Villa Development and Resource Efficiency awards and obtained Finalists in Custom Built, Framed Home and Water Efficiency categories for the Green Swing development in Lathlain. Also taking out the 2014 National HIA Greensmart category presented in October 2014 for Townhouse/Villa Development as well as being successful in the Master Builders Housing Excellence Awards in the Energy Efficiency category.
The Green Swing Sustainable Project – 8, 9 & 10 Stars
Right Homes teamed up with the founders of the GreenSwing and commenced construction of a new exciting sustainable project in the suburb of Lathlain. The project on Rutland Avenue consists of two town houses and two apartments on a 837 m2 block, and is within walking distance to the train station and shops. The goal was to create affordable medium density housing in an inner city area with a primary focus on sustainability.
All dwellings were designed to make the most of the sun’s energy in the winter and to use shading, proper ventilation and thermal mass to dispense with air-conditioning in the summer. The design has resulted in very high energy ratings, including a 10 star!
We showcase different construction methods: reverse brick veneer in one of the town houses; straw bale in the second town-house; and double brick for the two apartments. The aim is to use 100% renewable energy and be carbon neutral. The intention was also to use a shared rainwater and grey-water system.
RUTLAND AVENUE U2 (STRAWBALE – 9 STARS), UNIT 3 (REVERSE BRICK VENEER – 10 STARS
This project has now been completed. For more information on this exciting development visit – www.thegreenswing.net where founders Mark and Alana Dowley and Helmuth and Eugenie Stockmann have provided more detailed information on the project.
The teaser video for the EcoHome Open Project featuring the Green Swing and the development in Lathlain.
We also were successful in the HIA WA Greensmart Awards by winning the Project Home of the Year Award for this home in Fremantle and receiving a finalist at the HIA National Greensmart Awards as well.
This outstanding Project Home development showcases that energy efficiency can go hand in hand with comfortable living and clever design. This modern four bedroom, two bathroom home utilises an innovative design that maximises space and comfort and can be repeated on similar blocks. Due to design and orientation, this home has a high energy rating (10 stars BERS) and is comfortable and affordable to live in. Incorporating expansive tiling throughout the open plan kitchen, dining, living and activity areas to blend seamlessly with the alfresco with the solar pergola, smart Glass throughout as well as cavity and R6 ceiling insulation, 3kW PV system, Rainwater, Greywater, Solar HWU, ceiling fans and quality and efficient tapware and lighting throughout.
FORREST STREET PROJECT – 10 STAR HOME! – WINNER 2014 HIA WA GREENSMART PROJECT HOME AWARD AND FINALIST FOR 2014 HIA NATIONAL GREENSMART PROJECT HOME
Another development completed in early 2014 with energy efficiency in mind was this investor development of three double storey homes built in Como. These modern, functional, luxury homes showcase innovation and environmental sustainability on the one development site. They are 4 bedroom, two bathroom townhouses achieving impressive energy ratings with Unit 1 – 8 Stars, Unit 2 – 9 Stars and Unit 3 – 9.5 stars using (BERS). Through incredibly solar passive and energy efficient construction, Right Homes builds residences that not only look beautiful, but are equally beautiful to live in.
MARY STREET,COMO – 8, 9 AND 9.5 STAR HOMES!!! – FINALIST 2014 HIA PERTH HOUSING AWARDS – TOWNHOUSE/VILLA $450,000 & OVER
Homes and News 2013
Still working hard In 2013 Right Homes continued to be at the forefront of sustainable building which was evident in our success in the HIA WA and HIA National Greensmart Awards as well as the Master Builders Housing Excellence Awards for these homes. We have completed projects this year that have all reached energy ratings of over 8 stars (BERS) and have not only been able to provide our clients with the home that they want but a home that is comfortable to live in all year around and affordable for their future. Sustainability has to be affordable otherwise everyone will not be able to maintain their lifestyle in this changing world.
One such development that we have completed, is two double storey homes on the same lot in Joondanna. Both of these homes are 9 Star energy rated (BERS) and have been constructed using general building materials available in Perth. They have been solar passively designed and include insulation, PV Systems, Solar Hot Water Units, Rainwater tanks and a greywater system. These homes have showcased that sustainable housing and water and energy efficiencies are not restricted to just single storey developments. Call us to discuss designing and building your sustainable home.
SHORT STREET, JOONDANNA – 9 STAR HOMES!!! – WINNER 2013 NATIONAL & WA GREENSMART AWARDS & MBA EXCELLENCE IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY AWARD
Another outstanding development completed in 2013 showcases that energy efficiency can go hand in hand with comfortable living and clever design. These two single storey, modern three bedroom, two bathroom homes built in Fremantle, have a high energy rating of 9 Stars (BERS) and are comfortable and affordable to live in.
FORREST STREET PROJECT – 9 STAR HOMES!!! – UNIT A (LHS), UNIT B (RHS) – WINNER 2013 HIA PERTH HOUSING AWARDS TOWNHOUSE/VILLA $300,001 – $450,000 AND FINALIST IN PROJECT HOME $300,001 – $400,000
Also concentrating on family living in comfort, being affordable and sustainable is something that Right Homes can proudly say “we can achieve”. This home was designed for a family of five, living in Hammond Park. Based on the principles used in the Jade 909 and other homes, this home has been tailored to suit the client’s budget and to accommodate for their growing family. Due to design and orientation, this home has a high energy rating of 8 stars and especially for a family – is comfortable and affordable to live in.
JOHNSONIA BEND PROJECT – 8 STAR FAMILY HOME!
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