With construction getting underway in early December, the building team at Highbury Homes has made great in-roads into the construction of two 10 Star houses on the one block. In just seven weeks they’ve gone from a bare block to work starting on the walls!
You can catch all the action including the installation of the ‘greywater’ ready plumbing on Episode 2 of the online Josh’s House video series. In this episode, they also talk to Ed Hauck from the WA Department of Water to get his take on the project. You can also check out the latest snapshots on their photo album.
The homes will be thermally comfortable year round, without the need for air conditioning or additional heating. They will generate more electricity than they use and will harvest and recycle water.
What sets this project apart from others is that the building designs have achieved a 10 Star energy efficiency rating, while using conventional building materials and construction methods so they can easily be replicated by industry and the wider community. Josh also wants to prove that all of this can be done for the same cost as a typical family home. Check out the plans and sustainability reports for more info.