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Medium-density building projects are becoming
more popular for investors as the demand for
affordable housing continues to rise.
The clients’ vision was to create sustainable,
well-priced homes using different construction
methods and eco-friendly building materials. Right
Homes, Solar Dwellings and The Green Swing (the
clients) worked to create two separate townhouses
and two apartments on the 837sqm block.
Comprising three buildings in total, each was
constructed using different materials such as
Right Homes delivers multi award-winning sustainable and energy-efficient
homes that are stylish, beautiful and budget-conscious.
reverse brick veneer, strawbale, and double brick,
with the aim of being carbon neutral. The brief
included solar-passive design principles, shared
rainwater and grey-water systems, and
a community garden built over a sump drain.
Each property has very impressive energy ratings,
ranging from eight stars to ten (given to a building
that requires no artificial heating or cooling).
The designs for all the homes featured simple
kitchens, wide door frames, and ground-floor wet
areas which would suit the requirements of future
owners who may be disabled or elderly. Heating
and cooling of the homes is achieved through
natural insulation, breeze paths implemented in
the floor plans, and ceiling fans where required.
Right Homes was extremely successful at the
2014 HIA Greensmart Awards, this Lathlain project
alone winning four prestigious gongs including the
Greensmart Home of the Year, Townhouse/Villa
Development and more. It was also the winner of
the 2014 MBA Housing Excellence Awards’ Best
Customer Service (small to medium builder), and
Excellence in Energy Efficiency, and was a finalist
for other sustainability-related awards.
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