As the Director of Grand Living Homes I seek to separate what we do from the ‘quantity over quality’ approach of many larger builders.
Our aim is to give our clients the service and attention to detail they deserve by concentrating on a smaller number of projects and working within our means.
During my 10 years spent dealing with new home construction and custom build projects I have worked across a wide range of industry roles, giving me valuable insight into what works and what doesn’t.
Grand Living Homes is a reflection of that insight and aims to ensure a smooth building process from planning to handover.
Our core team of designers, engineers, draftsmen and administration staff are a credit to our overall mission:
To make every home grand.
Grand Living Homes
Grand Living Homes understands the importance of designing a home that is comfortable to live in all year round while keeping energy consumption and costs to a minimum. Today we are far more aware of our personal impact on the environment and, fortunately as new home builders, we have an ideal opportunity to create a home that not only reduces your carbon footprint and lowers power and water usage, but also has the benefit of being extremely comfortable to live in all year round.
Subject to your building block's orientation, passive solar design principles can be incorporated into your new home at minimal or possibly even no additional cost by use of well-placed windows, thermal mass, natural breeze for cross ventilation and protective eaves. Your home could use the environment's natural elements to keep it warm and bright in winter, and cool in summer, making for a more comfortable and healthier lifestyle.
Solar Hot Water Units
Water heating is the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions from the average Australian home, accounting for around 23% of household emissions. By using renewable solar power to heat your water will not only reduce your energy cost & increase you house price but it will also help reduce environmentally harmful emissions.
The new generation of solar batteries available in Australia cost less, look great, require minimal maintenance, are efficient and very safe. Battery power systems quietly work away without a fuss, helping you to make the most of your valuable solar-generated electricity.
Have the added option to ditch the grid altogether and run independent or if you wish you can stay connected to the mains grid.
PV Solar Panels
These are best described as a method for generating electrical power by using solar cells to convert energy from the sun into a flow of electrons. The photovoltaic effect refers to photons of light exciting electrons into a higher state of energy, allowing them to act as charge carriers for an electric current or in layman terms solar powered electricity.
Rain Water Collection
Western Australia is a dry state in a dry continent. Water is vital to life, our quality of life & it supports the natural environment, public health, the economy, community amenity & recreation. One way that new home builders can help the environment is the use of rainwater tanks to collect & store water that could then be used in non-drinking uses. By using a small amount of additional plumbing the collected water can easily be used to flush toilets, wash clothes & water gardens therefore taking pressure off other water supplies.
Insulating your new home is one of the easiest ways of reducing heating / cooling costs & greenhouse emissions. The proper use of ceiling batts can greatly improve your homes livability by maintaining a reasonably constant temperature through the different seasons.
Cavity wall insulation between the external brickwork will provide both an insulation barrier & a radiant barrier particularly when used on the North, East & West facing walls.