We are thinking forward when it comes to building the Australian home.
Australian building practices have fallen behind the rest of the world in terms of the quality and performance of our houses. At Emerald Custom Homes we do not accept this status quo.
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Australians have been building the same way for decades without improvement. Here at Emerald Custom Homes, we strive to innovate through building methods and materials to ensure our homes are sustainable, superior and energy efficient.
Our building system can achieve a home with a 10 star energy rating. This significantly improves your carbon footprint, allows you to be non-reliant on the grid to heat and cool your home, and will save you money on your energy bills.
Typical Australian House
Thermal mass on the outside
Timber frame for structural strength, prone to cracking
Gaps in Insulation batts
High thermal leaking & poorly sealed openings
Typically aluminium, which has high thermal conductivity
Overall Uw Value of typically greater than 6
Largest area affected by the sun
Insulation on ceiling + many gaps for thermal leaking throughout roofspace
Typically low overall R value
Put simply, although Australian houses are built to a 6 star energy rating, they generally only achieve 4.5 stars. This means these homes rely heavily on the grid to heat and cool in the harsh Australian climate.
Insulated concrete formwork
Thermal mass sandwiched between insulation
Engineered concrete walls for structural strength
Continuous, unbroken insulation – No thermal leaks
Very well sealed
Thermally Broken uPVC window frames, very low thermal conductivity
Double and triple glazed units with Inert Gas insulation
Overall Uw Value of typically less than 1
Strong structure – perfect for Solar energy capture and storage
Sealed structure to minimise thermal leaking
High quality insulated structure to give a typical insulation value of >R10
At Emerald Custom Homes we build to a minimum 7 star energy rating, with the ability to achieve 10 stars. This means you greatly improve your carbon footprint, are non-reliant on the grid to heat and cool your home, and save money.