05 September 2011
There's been a lot of discussion in the building industry lately about the new 6-Star standards that came into effect on 1 May 2011.
Some builders support it, some don't. But what does it all mean for the average person building a new home?
6-Star is the new minimum standard for the thermal energy performance of a new home. That is, it's a measure of the amount of energy that escapes through the building fabric on a scale of 1 to 10. The more stars, the less you have to use your air conditioner or heater, and the more naturally comfortable your home is. Our use of energy is becoming increasingly important, just look at your latest power bill.
14 July 2011
The facade of the Le Mans display by Commodore Homes features combined face brick, render and timber with a wide timberline porch creating a modern streetscape.
The entry is through double doors into a spacious hall which has an elevated recess in the ceiling. The family bedroom wing is virtually independent of the rest of the house. It is accessed from the main entry hall through its own activity area, which is surrounded by three bedrooms and a central bathroom.
03 September 2011
Easily one of the largest in the Commodore display series, the Corsica is big and flexible enough to accommodate a growing family.
The facade is contemporary with neutral, grey-toned render, planter boxes and a Colorbond roof. Full-length vertical front windows are mirrored in the vertical glass panes in the double front doors.