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Solar Passive House Design

Posted: 22 October 2021

Our GreenSmart Professional Builder, Craig,  explains solar passive house design in clear and consice terms to enable you to have an informed discussion with your builder. In this video solar passive design is broken down into the design principles the enable you to understand how the elements interact with each other. At the end of the video you will be well placed to have a discussion with any builder, building desinger or architect about the key factors that you want considered based on the orientation of your land. your climatic zone and the micro-climate of your block.


Custom sustainable home design

Posted: 8 February 2021

Come and join our ‘GreenSmart Professional builder, Craig. as he discusses the concepts behind the design and construction of custom sustainable homes.

He explains the complex process in a down to earth and easily understandable manner that is sure to want more of insights. So come along and join Mitch, Sam and Craig, the team behind Imagine Homes, as they demystify the custom home building industry.

Enjoy the journey to turning your custom sustainable home dream into reality.

For more detail you can go here

Is Passivhaus next step in the evolution of sustainable design?

Australia's Guide to sustainable homes and Construction Cost Guide on plans and specifications

Posted: 14 October 2019

by: Craig Jolly

Passivhaus, which literally translates as “Passive House”, is a voluntary housing performance standard. In short it is physics for buildings. While we have understood the need for natural light and big windows and ventilation and these sorts concepts when we construct using solar passive design principles there is a general lack of specific physics in the design process. Passivhaus, on the other hand,  is very rigorous and scientific.

Read more about Passivhaus here …

The sustainable garden



by: Craig Jolly

What better than a self sustaining vegetable garden to go with your sustainable home?  We recently constructed a couple beside our orchard to improve the productivity of our vegetable garden,  The design incorporates a wicking bed to minimise water usage and an integral worm farm to provide nutrients to the soil and water and to aerate the soil. 



Read more about the sustainable garden here ….


Wicking worm beds during construction

Single sized gravel placed into waterproof lining in wicking worm bed