Greener living saves you money while reducing your impact on the environment…
Why wouldn’t you build Eco?!
Director Kyle Byers says he was prompted to come up with a set of affordable house plans after his own family’s experience living in an older house.
“When the kids were babies, we were living in a 1920s house and one power bill over winter was $800 for the month. And I thought there has to be something we can build that’s warm and healthy and doesn’t cost millions of dollars.
“I worked on the ideas for a few years, after building my own house. I wanted to make a design that was energy efficient and affordable enough for entry-level buyers. We are finding people want to be in an energy-efficient home, but can’t afford the big architectural homes with all the bells and whistles.
“Although, now it is getting increasingly hard to find land that’s affordable. And the cost of materials continues to rise.”
Byers says the Affordabuilt plans are usually $330,000 to $350,000 for a three-bedroom home with one bathroom. The homes look like most other houses in the street, but the features that will turn a common home into an energy-efficient home are just hidden behind the walls, the ceilings or under the floor.
The houses do not have the airtight thermal envelope, but have thicker framing to allow for thicker insulation, and in-slab radiant heating. Minimal thermal bridging is standard.
“If the budget allows, more options can go in. At the end of the month, your electricity bills will be a lot lower than your neighbours.”
The owners of the Canterbury house shown here, which was $319,000, had winter power bills of just $160 a month, and $75 in summer.
The build cost for this Affordabuilt house last year was $319,000 with the minimum insulated slab and inslab heating. The cost included a hot water heatpump.
A common misconception is that energy-efficient or eco-friendly houses are expensive to build… So we’ve decided to tackle this ‘higher build cost’ issue front on with our new range of affordable and energy-efficient homes that cost you less ,
These homes will have as many energy-efficient features as your budget allows… Making them truly affordable… Want to know more? Click here
After a super quick build time of 14 weeks, we have finished this beautiful home! Have a look at our first Affordabuilt. This range of affordable energy-efficient homes will have as many energy-efficient features as your budget allows…Making them truly affordable.
AffordaBuilt is our new affordable range of energy-efficient homes that cost you less. For those who have missed the journey of our first AffordaBuilt home here are the best highlights.
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The roof is now on! This takes us another step closer to complete our first AffordaBuilt home. This range of homes will have as many energy-efficient features as your budget allows… Making them truly affordable.
With our homes, we try as much as possible to reduce dependency on energy from non-renewable sources. For example, we use Solar Panels to harvest energy from the sun, we also design windows in a way that allows as much natural light as possible.
These homes look like most other houses in the street, but the features that turn a common home into an energy-efficient home are there…👏