9 Star Sustainable House Plans

Our 9 star Pre-Designed series represents a culmination of our experience in the field of custom designed sustainable housing.

Past clients have specified their houses to be light filled, warm, spacious, inviting, functional, access friendly, comfortable, healthy and stylish. These attributes and more are now incorporated with 9 star house energy performance in our 9 star series.

Our 9 star pre-design series are modelled to fit lots with minimum width of 12.5m by 30m. The current designs cover all the 4 major compass orientations, so there will be at least one design that will suit your block.

All the designs include sustainable material specification, solar hot water, rainwater collection and re-use, low off-gassing material selection, photovoltaic panels, and the option of greywater diversion and native/edible landscaping.

The construction costs range between $400k to $550k. So now it is quicker and even easier to have a house you can be truly proud of.  Click here for virtual fly-around/ walkthrough of the 4 pre-design homes.

Please contact us for more information, and we can send you the Inclusions list and current pricing information.


Our Current 9 Star Designs:

Big Little - a compact 124m2 flexible floor plan that will suit young couples, small to medium families (3 bedrooms), or empty nesters and holiday makers.  (Works best where North is to the long side of the block.)

Salute to the Sun - welcoming sunlight from the street front, the most challenging of all orientations.  This design incorporates clerestory windows and private courtyard to provide 9 star thermal comfort and bright connected spaces.  (Works best where North is to the Street.)

Solar Sollew - double-storey 4 bedroom design with north to the backyard, and clerestory windows enticing sunlight into every living room.  Please click here to read more about a completed Solar Sollew.  (Works best where north is to the rear yard.)

Sunny Side In - Elongated sun-lit living spaces separated from the sleeping/ private quarters by a thermal spine wall to provide sound insulation and temperature stability.  Each room has its own piece of sunshine.  (Works best where North is to the long side of the block.)


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 * The energy efficiency Star Rating for new houses now goes up to 10 stars, with 10 stars being a house that needs no mechanical heating and cooling. When buying or designing a new home always check the Star performance rating.

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