Renovating Your Outdoor Areas To Match Energy Efficiency Codesby Ian Fry Energy Assessments Services
Starting your renovation plans right from the garden or outdoor area is a smart move. In Australia, most of the gardens and outdoor areas can add a whole new living area to your building and improve the comfort & personal features. Whatever be the climate type, constructing a shaded deck can be a very useful and cost-effective consideration than extending the living room.
Consult with your builder about how you can maximise the living area by utlising the outdoor spaces. Consider planting tall and shady trees to provide shelter from strong winds or harsh sunlight. Look for evergreen plants that provide permanent shading on west facing walls. This is very important for buildings which are located in warmer climates. Consider to build pergolas at the outdoor areas and do not forget to add deciduous plants and vine plantation to reduce the heat. This works well especially on the northern side to provide shade in summer and let in winter sun. Well, to be sure, hire a certified assessor who can provide NatHERs Assessments to find out the best energy efficient plans based on your building construction. It is not always necessary to shift a part of your building to other side just to meet the codes. It can also be done using the expert tips provided by the assessors.
Apart from relaxation, you should also focus on some important features. Consider to install a rainwater tank or a rainwater harvesting system. The location of installation must be consulted with the assessment team.
Install a solar powered lighting in your garden area to reduce energy costs.
When renovating your home, the primary focus must be on the design that helps you reduce energy and water costs as much as possible. If these basic guidelines are not met, you will never be able to match with the energy efficiency codes of Australia.
Hiring an assessment team actually brings justice to your investment and also ensures that no other additional works are to be needed in the near future, at least for fifteen or twenty more years.
When meeting the constructional codes has already been in the focus, why not do it in an appropriate manner? Simply hire a certified assessor to achieve the best quality of building.
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