Found the perfect plot of land? You’ve visualised the exact spots for the house, garage and even the outdoor spa? Nice dream but that’s not enough.
The best homes are those where great thought has been given to how the home performs. Does it use environmental factors to enhance your long-term comfort? How does your home sit within your neighbourhood’s future?
These are the factors that Azure Luxury Homes considers every day. Today, Perth’s celebrated boutique builders share their opinions on the perfect location to give you a great advantage with your luxury home design.
Your Neighbourhood’s Future
Having just sought input from the entire community, the City of Perth will soon release their findings on the Your Neighbourhood’s Future report – a roadmap for us all for the next 10-15 years. In it, plans are afoot to add landmarks, improve green spaces and enhance cultural beliefs that could impact right down to your home design.
Luxury home design or not, the positioning of your house plays a crucial factor in reducing or even eliminating the need for auxiliary heating and cooling. It’s called passive heating and cooling and it’s based on planning your home for the best use of sunlight and wind.
Azure’s simple and effective orientation methods include:
- Where possible, choose a site that can accommodate north-facing daytime living areas that flow to outdoor spaces with a similar orientation.
- Make the north-facing walls of your home longer to maximise the warming northern winter sun.
- Aim to exclude hot sun and humid air by shading a home’s façade with trees, eaves and verandas.
Just remember, good orientation can result in lower energy bills, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and year-round improved comfort for the family.
Natural light in a home magnifies happiness, warmth and well-being. While recognised as a natural disinfectant for reducing the growth of harmful bacteria and moulds, sunlight also contains Vitamin D, resulting in stronger bones and a healthier immune system. Then there’s the more natural light you use, the less reliance on fossil fuels. Azure considers all of these natural light benefits when designing your home for its surrounds.
The Importance of Energy Efficient Solutions
It’s one hundred per cent clear now – our futures depend on the efficient use of our energy options. Every luxury Azure design is put under the efficiency microscope to deliver maximum performance in energy savings. We begin with the orientation of your home and move on to well-organized zoning of living spaces for efficient heating and cooling.
We place paving in the areas where winter thermal heat can radiate indoors, while windows are positioned for excellent cross-ventilation.
Finding the perfect block of land is step one. If you’re ready to move onto step two, Azure Luxury Homes is ready to demonstrate why we’re Perth’s boutique builder of renown. We collaborate from the first ‘Hello’ for a stunning outcome that will synch with its environment, operating at a far greater efficiency level. Please feel free to make an enquiry today.