Understand the Building, See the Possibilities
To truly move the needle on sustainability within your building, you need to comprehend the assets the building has, the challenges it has, and the opportunities it can bring. Tie this together with current and future usage and a building can become sustainable, usable for years, and beautiful, all at the same time.
A sustainable house is one that is used, loved, and cared for; for decades to come. That is achieved by focussing on the details and getting them right when planning on improving the building. A better understanding leads to a successful plan of action.
Designing a sustainable solution works only if you know the question you are asking. Narrowing down your needs by working with an expert makes the design process smoother. Having an expert work with your designer helps create sustainable architecture.
When housing works for everyone, it is sustainable. That could be young families or aging in place. This doesn’t have to be high end homes only. This can, and needs to be accessible to all incomes. This is only possible through education of those living there. We can help.
YOUR HEALTHY HOUSE
Let us help create your sustainable home.
Sustainability means different things to different people. We understand that, and help you on your own journey to meet those goals. Along the way we will help you understand the other aspects of sustainability and how they can benefit your current goals and plans for your home. When your design maximizes sustainability and minimizes costs, your children will thank you.
Sustainable Homes means different things to different people:
- Take climate action
- Energy efficiency
- Protect health
- Prioritise comfort
- Harmony with Nature
- Facilitate healthy behaviour
- Create social value
- Reduce carbon footprint
- Reduce embodied carbon
- Support local trades
- Natural materials
YOUR HEALTHY HOUSE
Our Consulting Services
No two projects are remotely the same. We tailor our services and teams to meet your project goals and budget, providing the highest level of service in the most efficient manner.
My designer/builder/life partner doesn’t feel we need your help. What can I tell them?
We can’t convince anyone to hire us, but we help you make your building more durable, more resilient, more healthy, more sustainable, and will educate any member of the team you need to lower their stress and concerns and help move your project forward.
What is a sustainable home?
It means different things to different people. For some, it is about natural building. For others, it is about existing heritage values of the building. Some people want carbon neutral, others want durability. All are correct. Meeting those needs is our job.
How does consulting work?
We have an initial conversation and get a sense of each other. We discuss your goals and what solutions Your Healthy House can bring to your project. If it seems like a fit, we figure out how best we can help and set a scope of work that is typically charged by the hour. Larger scopes of work are priced by the job.