BathroomWindowOur business mission is to increase Australians access to living in light filled, comfortable homes with low running costs

As a result we are continually striving to find ways to reduce the cost of our homes.

Our next challenge is offering project homes as these repeatable designs reduces both the design and construction costs.

We are currently developing a range of energy efficient project home designs.

For a taste of what is to come please refer to the following website:


3 bedroom + study (courtyard)

This Design For Place energy efficient design is suitable if your block has north to the street. 

It provides for a 3 bedroom + study courtyard house to assist in providing opportunities for north-facing glazing on the majority of living spaces. This significant amount of good quality north-facing glass will allow natural light in winter and provide a good connection to outdoor living spaces.

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3 bedroom + study

Design for Place has been developed by the Australian Government and offers free energy efficient house designs. 

The architect-designed suite of plans are available from and provide a wonderful resource for anyone planning a new home. They include specifications and construction techniques suited to the Canberra climate designed to achieve a 7 star NatHERS energy rating.

The floor plan has been designed to be flexible and functional and the 3 bedroom plus study floor plan has a total floor area of 194m2 and includes a single car garage. The design features a large main bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite as well as an open plan living and kitchen area. It has lovely cathedral ceilings, bathroom and laundry.

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2 bedroom + study

The Design for Place 2 bedroom + study option is perfect for down-sizers, offering an adaptable floorplan suited to the Canberra climate.  

The design provides a compact, energy-efficient and flexible home suitable for a suburban block of just over 500m2, with north to a side boundary. It includes a dramatic ceiling line, extra highlight windows, and generous room sizes. It also includes a study that would be comfortable for two adults working together or as an additional bedroom.

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You can find more information from the Commonwealth of Australia Department of the Environment and Energy [2016] website Home: Australia's guide to environmentally sustainable homes

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