House and land packages in Sydney are a fantastic opportunity to create the home of your dreams. While many housing trends, interior décor trends and design styles come and go, the sustainable home movement that started out a few years ago, seems to be holding on strong. Making your home sustainable will not only reduce your energy bills but it will be an attractive feature for renters and even buyers if you intend on selling it later.
Here are some effective ways to create a sustainable new home,
Start by checking local regulations
Check with your state and local council first to see what their building guidelines are. This will allow you to understand your limitations. For instance, if you have chosen one of the house and land packages in Sydney, then the NSW will have mandatory green building regulations such as insulation or water tanks that you will have to include in your home.
Work on a good plan
Find a good architect with experience in handling sustainable designs and work on a proper plan for your home. Think about design elements that will minimise energy usage without abandoning comfort. Letting in more natural light and better ventilation are two of the easiest ways to minimise energy usage in a home.
Consider using sustainable building materials
If possible consider using reclaimed wood or sustainably farmed timber. Recycled stone can also be a great way to minimise the environmental impact of building a home. Some homes even employ less traditional building materials and recycled resources from old buildings.
Proper insulation is a must
A home that is properly insulated will maintain consistent internal temperature which will significantly cut down their energy costs. Insulation is useful in both hot and cold climates. While most homes use mineral or glass wool for insulation more sustainable insulation choices include cellulose fibre, wool and recycled polyester.
Ulilise the elements
If your home is located to receive plenty of sunlight, installing solar panels will save a great deal of money while adding great value to your property. Depending on your home’s location, you can also think about geothermal energy or wind power as well.
These are just a few ideas on the possibilities for building a sustainable home. If you are interested in building your own sustainable home, contact Capital Wealth Property and look into house and land packages in Sydney to create your dream home.