Builders - Lewisham, TAS
We are the only combined design and build service in Tasmania specialising solely in sustainably designed, custom built homes and extensions.
At Footprint, we are very different from other architects, designers and builders.
Firstly, we are the only combined design and build service in Tasmania specialising solely in sustainably designed, custom built homes and extensions.
Secondly, being both designers and builders, we offer a truly integrated approach to the whole process – which individual designers and builders working in different businesses simply cannot offer.
Designing and building a sustainable home or extension should be an enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, for many people their dream turns into a particularly stressful, frustrating and expensive episode of Grand Designs. Building with Footprint will stop this happening to you.
When we design your home, we will give careful consideration to the following:
* The floor plan and orientation of each room.
* The direction the building/windows face – and the sizing of windows.
* The use of thermal mass, such as concrete floors and internal masonry walls, to store heat.
* The use of floor, roof and wall insulation – and double glazing to reduce heat loss.
* The use of shading and ventilation to keep the house cool in the Summer.
* The choice of environmentally friendly and low toxicity materials.
* The use of technology to collect solar electricity, heat water and contribute in other ways to energy efficiency.
* The use of landscaping and gardening to mazimise your homes sustainable design.
* The collection, use and recycling of water.
* The recycling of waste in general.