Sustainable Homes Specialist
Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we all take proactive ownership of the environment, and leave a long-standing legacy for future generations to enjoy.
With a range of cost effective designs, and utilising innovative construction methods, Thompson Sustainable Homes is passionate about building homes that the boundaries of energy efficiency, sustainability and innovation.
Tailored for the Australian climate, our standard plans are rated above the industry standard for energy efficiency. Put simply, we design homes that efficiently use natural energy and resources, while minimising greenhouse and environmental waste.
Our innovative construction process allows us to complete your sustainable home in an incredible 14 WEEKS!Find out more
Why Thompson Homes are more sustainable and more cost effective
- 14 weeks build time*
- Energy Efficiency
- Greener Footprint
- Significant Cost Saving
- Increased Internal Living Area
Windows and doors are factory glazed to create an airtight seal and sound proofing.
Exterior panels can be clad in a variety of materials including feature stone, brick, render or weatherboard. The choices are endless.
Timber frame homes provide superior insulation which saves money on heating and cooling and reduces noise pollution by more than 50%.
14 weeks build time* Our unique and proven building method allows us to build homes in 14 weeks for a single story and 16 weeks for a double story.
Energy Efficiency The reduced amount of concrete required for footings for timber frames means a huge reduction in CO2 emissions. Insulated external walls, roofs and ceilings means less heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer.
Less imported fill means less energy used on transport and production of fill materials such as sand. The reduced energy required to condition the internal air means less greenhouse gas emissions over the life of the house.
Renewable plantation timber is also used to produce the fibre cement sheeting which is used to clad the house. Embodied energy is the measure of the energy used in the production of the materials for construction. Timber framed walls have much lower levels of embodied energy (169MJ/m²) compared to double brick walls (860MJ/m²) which again represents a massive reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Wood grown for timber traps CO2 and effectively removes it from the atmosphere for the life of the timber product. No other building product has this advantage.
Significant Cost Saving Save costs on; supervision, administration, scaffold, site amenities and utilities. Plus you save on interest paid on finance and earlier date of occupancy due to faster completion.
Increased Internal Living Area
The thickness of a finished timber framed wall (109mm) is less than 40% of a double brick wall (280mm).
As we measure a houses size by the floor area in m2 of the building footprint, the reduced thickness of a timber framed house means that more usable space becomes available when compared to a double brick home of the same size.
The additional space is inherent in this methodology and costs no extra, effectively adding thousands of dollars of value in extra floor area to the dwelling.
- Poor insulation
- Time consuming construction
- Approx. build time: 52 weeks*
Doors and windows are less likely to be factory glazed and fit with absolute precision, compared to our construction methods.
Even double brick walls don’t provide as much heat and sound insulation as timber framed homes and you have less choices of external finishes.
Building with double brick takes longer and creates more on-site waste and uses a lot more electricity to cool and heat.
Building a Thompson home just makes sense
Some of our proven methods include:
By creating your home with ‘passive design’ in mind, we will help you reduce cooling costs in summer and heating costs in winter. Further, clever placement of windows and doors will allow you to take advantage of cross-ventilation.
Our floor plans can be tailored to suit your immediate and future requirements, meaning you have no unnecessary or wasted floor space.
Not only will insulation help weatherproof and soundproof your new home, it can also reduce your heating and cooling costs by up to half. Additionally, by glazing your windows, you will further reduce unnecessary heat loss and gain.
Appropriately positioned trees and shrubs can be utilised to block out unwanted morning and afternoon sun in summer.
Appropriately placed eaves will keep out unwanted sun out in summer, and let the sun's warmth in during the cooler months.