Hamlen are committed to building quality houses that are both eco-friendly and affordable.
We recommend the best and most effective environmental options suitable to your home and land. These considerations in the planning stages of your home will provide significant reductions in your ongoing expenses and reduce environmental impact. Everybody wins.
All of our homes can utilise the below options:
Passive energy design
We consider the positioning of the house, verandas and pergolas to maximise sun and shade combinations that effect your land. This allows us to naturally boost the efficiency of heating and cooling.
Dry-line internal wall finish
No one wants to rattle around in a noisy cold house. This finish improves both thermal and acoustic performance and is standard in all our designs.
Water efficient appliances
Water is such a scarce resource and efficient toilets and showers help keep usage under control, particularly in family situations.
Alternate construction methodology
Using lightweight building alternatives such as brick veneer can provide greater thermal protection in comparison to double brick. It is lightweight, quicker to install and more cost effective on sites that are affected by clay.
Comfort plus and double glazing options
We all love the look of windows overlooking gardens, courtyards or views, but windows bring the heat in summer and let the heat escape on a cold day. If you want maximum benefit from heating and cooling systems and want to reduce their use, double glazing can improve efficiency.
Energy efficient cooling/heating
We will think carefully about the types of systems you need, the spaces, the controls and the level of comfort you want for the home.
Lighting (new low energy LED)
Advances in lighting in the last few years offer fabulous opportunities to save money and they look fantastic. All of our homes are fitted with LED Lighting as standard. We will also consider the positioning of LED lights in your home to enhance their effectiveness.
Along with site positioning and shade, ventilation is one of the most important cooling systems you can have, particularly in our climate with hot days and the evening dockter breeze. Take unwanted dampness, odours and heat out of your home with efficient ventilation in strategic locations. Talk to us about the suitability of roof ventilators too.
These are a must for modern homes. Simple, effective distribution of temperature throughout the house. Fantastic to support air conditioning and heating systems, reducing wastage.
Rain water tank options
Big space, little space, large tank, underground or bladder designs can be fit into unusual spaces. Rainwater usage ensures green spaces stay green during water restrictions, not to mention being able to use it in many other ways during droughts. There are also opportunities to utilise rainwater for plumbing.
Solar hot water options
Solar hot water and energy efficient appliances save you money in ongoing costs and you know you will be helping the environment.
Solar Power and Battery Storage Options
The world is changing rapidly and battery storage for photovoltaic systems is a reality that is becoming more and more affordable. Discuss the options with us and investigate potential savings and energy security over the longer term.