Originally developed in Germany in the 1990’s, Passive House is a design standard that achieves thermal comfort with minimal heating and cooling by using insulation, airtightness, ventilation systems, specific door and window design, the elimination of thermal bridges and heat recovery in order to minimise air leakage, reduce air pollution, and slash your electricity bill and carbon footprint.Watch Video
Click below to see passive house principles and techniques.
Eliminate thermal bridges
Heat recovery ventilation
Highly insulated building envelope
Continuous air seal layer
We want to control, heat energy loss to control unwanted heat gain and control infiltration of pollutants.
High performance windows
It’s critical to select the right builder, and we want to get to know you from the beginning, to ensure you’re confident you’ll love the experience of building a home with us. We promise to:
1. Free Initial Design Concept Call & A ‘Back of The Envelope’ costing
Have a friendly chat over the phone and tell us what you’re after. We’ll help you understand what to expect and answer any questions and concerns you might have. We’ll ask you questions to find out exactly where you’re at, what you’d love to create and give you a rough idea of the investment required to achieve that dream. Either over the phone or via zoom it’s completely free, with no obligation.
2. Face to Face Meeting, Site Inspection and Planning Session
Sit down over a cuppa with Arran onsite to map out and explore what’s possible for your home, refine your vision, and go step by step through our construction process. Once we both have a clear idea of what’s required, we’ll refine that low level cost estimate, and at your own pace you can let us know if you’d like to go ahead.
3. Concept Sketches, 3D Renders & A More Detailed Estimate Update
At this point we’ll document everything - your ideas, concept drawings and 3D renders along with preliminary agreements so we can begin the necessary surveys, soil tests, engineering quotes and considerations, and gather all the information you need to move forward to create your new dream home.
4. Final Design Review and Fixed Price Estimate
Now’s the time to recap the entire process, apply for necessary permits and create all the final documents, plans drawings and agreements to charge full steam ahead. We’ll also undergo anything necessary from external third parties (like soil and engineering or architecture) Your building contract which includes all your selections, designs and specs is signed off on and everything is finalised for council submission.
5. Building Of Your New Dream Home Commences
Put up your feet and relax knowing all your hard work is done, and it’s time for us to go to work for you. We’ll handle every tiny detail to minimise any stress along the way. From bringing our own site toilet, to handing over your completed home in 6-18months (depending on the complexity) we’ll ensure you’re updated regarding where the construction process is at throughout the build.
This is the most direct path to getting more information, asking all your questions and getting to know us and how we can support you including:
What this call is not: Let us assure you this isn’t some secret sales meeting. There’s no pressure and the ball is entirely in your court. You will however, receive specific advice for your personal situation based on our years of experience.
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. This is simply an opportunity for us to get to know each other, and see how we can assist you to create your dream home.