Build Smart House

The award-winning design for the Build smart Showhouse is Victoria’s first ‘zero heating’, 100% energy and water autonomous timber-framed home.

The home, which is currently under construction, provides an ideal setting for the contemporary Australian lifestyle. As a timber-framed home, the design is particularly suitable for sloping sites, and with minor adjustments to the location of windows, it will be a ‘5 star’ home regardless of which way it faces.

Affordability was a key criteria in the design of the home, and it is expected that the cost of the base model will be extremely cost-competitive with similarly sized project homes.

Affordability was a key criteria in the design of the home, and it is expected that the cost of the base model will be extremely cost-competitive with similarly sized project homes.


PRIMARY ELEMENTS INCLUDE:

  • The use of ‘off the shelf’ sustainable materials and energy and water-efficient systems and fittings.
  • The use of solar energy to produce hot water and electricity.
  • The ability to incorporate grey water recycling and composting toilets.

Awards:

  • Winner – National Build smart Show House Design Competition
  • Winner – HIA National Greensmart Award – Partnership of the Year
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