Performance Based Building Design

It Just Makes Sense

Our Vision

To Improve the Quality of Australian Homes

Through Smarter Design

Without Increasing Costs

Our Solutions Are

Liveable

Our homes are comfortable and healthy to live in, cost less to run and maintain and look beautiful.

Authentic

We are genuine in our desire to provide the best performing home design solution for you.

Bespoke

Our designs are tailored specifically for you, your location and budget.

Why Design with us?

We have the skills and design systems to provide you with a superior performing house, we strive for Passive House / Passivhaus standard however can tailor accordingly.

Through increased performance you will be more comfortable, cut energy bills, breathe cleaner air and save on house maintenance.

Our designs are architecturally beautiful but also focused on build-ability. We analyse each component of design and where able find simpler and cheaper solutions to achieve the same outcome.

Common Misconceptions

‘The most common misconception about Passive House is adherence to the stated reference values and that meeting these criteria are required for certification, which states that triple glazed windows are required; in most areas of Australia, thermally broken double glazed windows are sufficient. These reference values apply to a Central European (read Germany) cool moderate climate that enable a constant temperature within the house of 20deg. The beauty of the performance based system is that it is relevant to the climate of the location of your house and that the criteria may be relaxed to suit your situation.’

‘Another common misconception is that Passive Houses need to be shut up all the time to work. The goal of a passive house is to reduce the energy consumption required to maintain the house at a comfortable temperature. If the weather is fine enough to have windows and doors open then by all means keep them open. If it is cold or hot outside though, the house should be shut up in order to work effectively in maintaining a comfortable temperature. Fresh filtered air is provide through a HRV system which provides a much healthier environment than when you use an air conditioner or heater in a closed house.’

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“Every time I’m stumped with a business problem, it doesn’t matter what it is, the answer is always ‘increase the quality.’ Always. And that’s not very common in business.” Yvon Chouinard - About Business’ Success

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Thanks to Paul Barnett for the shout out at the HIA lunch in Canberra today. #Passivhaus is the future of housing available now. ... See MoreSee Less

#nomorerulesofthumb #PHPP for standard design process. We have commenced one of our most significant commissions in the last week. The clients have agreed to have their design modelled with the #PassiveHouse Planning Package as part of the normal design process. Whilst the goal is to reach the Passive House standard at the very least our clients will know how their house will perform and hence make informed decisions about which products to use in their house. We will update the process of this design to keep everyone in the loop. ... See MoreSee Less

New Concept - This project is another variation on the classic beachside / country theme. It is a home for three generations on a great block near Moonee Beach. It has not been without challenges in the design but we think that it is a great result. Let us know what you think ... See MoreSee Less

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