02 4751 9577

Award-winning builders
Blue Mountains, Penrith, and surrounds

Chilly winters and searing summers in the Blue Mountains and Western Sydney can often mean big bills for heating and cooling.  If you are building a new home you should look at ways to maximise the energy efficiency to help reduce your heating, cooling and water bills.

Energy efficiency

Three things to keep in mind to make your home a comfortable and improve the energy efficiency  year round:

  • Thermal mass – Thermal mass is a measure of how efficiently materials absorb and store heat energy. High-density materials like concrete, cavity brick walls and tiles have a high thermal mass, which means it takes a lot of heat energy to change their temperature. In summer these high-density materials gradually absorb heat, storing it until the evening when the air is cooler outside. In winter they absorb the heat from north facing windows and release it back into the building as the overnight temperature drops. By combining these materials with more lightweight materials inside the home (like timber and plasterboard) the room will be able to warm up and reduce the temperature quicker and more efficiently.
  • Windows – In winter up to 40% of heat in your home can escape through your windows. In order to make the most of your energy spend look for the WERS energy rating on windows. This rating provides useful information about how well these windows retain heat as well blocking external heat from entering. Skylights are terrific for brightening up dark spaces in your home however they can turn a room into a greenhouse in summertime. Try to build into your budget money for skylights that open to release heat from the room in the hot months of the year. Double-glazing has been used in European countries and the UK for many years and is very effective at helping to reduce the amount of heat that disappears through the window.
  • Window coverings can play a large part in keeping heating/cooling costs to a minimum. When ordering curtains and blinds look for those that will keep your rooms cool in summer and help to retain heat in winter. External awnings and shutters can also provide a good way to regulate the amount of heat entering a home in summer and allowing the sunshine in to warm the house in winter.

If you are looking to build in Blue Mountains, Penrith and surrounding areas contact the staff at Woodford Homes to discuss your building needs, contact us here for a free enquiry or call us on: 02 4751 9577.

We’d love to help you get started

Woodford Homes’ office and showroom at Unit 5, 118-120 Somers Street, Lawson.

Call us today on 4751 9577 to make an appointment to meet with Allen Smith, our Client Services Manager.

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5pm. We can also organise a meeting at your home at a time that suits you.

We’re more than happy to talk to you about your plans, show you examples of our past work and give you an idea of the fittings and fixtures we supply and recommend.

Alternatively, you can email us here.

What our clients say about us

The build was beyond our wildest dreams. Stunning!! Our next door neighbours are so impressed with Woodford Homes' quality and workmen'

Jenn & Tony Harris - Hazelbrook

5.0
2019-08-22T14:40:49+11:00

Jenn & Tony Harris - Hazelbrook

The build was beyond our wildest dreams. Stunning!! Our next door neighbours are so impressed with Woodford Homes' quality and workmen'
We couldn’t be happier with the result of our renovation. The staff and contractors were a pleasure to deal with and any small problems that came up were dealt with without any fuss or bother. In many cases they went over and beyond what we expected. Highly recommended

C & G Stinson – Hazelbrook

5.0
2018-07-28T11:33:19+11:00

C & G Stinson – Hazelbrook

We couldn’t be happier with the result of our renovation. The staff and contractors were a pleasure to deal with and any small problems that came up were dealt with without any fuss or bother. In many cases they went over and beyond what we expected. Highly recommended
From the initial discussions with Allen, and his assistance in planning our renovation, the whole experience has been seamless. All made easier with the knowledgeable staff and contractors. We would highly recommend Woodford Homes to anyone looking for a builder with integrity.

Janette & Paul Warton - Erskine Park

5.0
2019-08-08T14:41:11+11:00

Janette & Paul Warton - Erskine Park

From the initial discussions with Allen, and his assistance in planning our renovation, the whole experience has been seamless. All made easier with the knowledgeable staff and contractors. We would highly recommend Woodford Homes to anyone looking for a builder with integrity.
Woodford Homes worked with us to help create the extension that we had in mind. They made our vision a reality, and were able to do this in amongst our very busy young family. Thank you Woodford Homes.

- A and K Phuntsok - Winmalee

5.0
2018-11-20T15:03:19+11:00

- A and K Phuntsok - Winmalee

Woodford Homes worked with us to help create the extension that we had in mind. They made our vision a reality, and were able to do this in amongst our very busy young family. Thank you Woodford Homes.
Woodford Homes are professional and delivery quality work. I would not use any other builders as I know we will always get quality and excellent tradesmen. Allen and Lyn were wonderful to discuss anything.

Kathy & Stephen Watkins - Hazelbrook

5.0
2019-08-22T14:43:45+11:00

Kathy & Stephen Watkins - Hazelbrook

Woodford Homes are professional and delivery quality work. I would not use any other builders as I know we will always get quality and excellent tradesmen. Allen and Lyn were wonderful to discuss anything.
Thank you very much for the great work you have done on our extension, you have made the process very easy, and we love the extra space. You have a great team of workers who have always been very helpful and professional.

K & B Rayner – Winmalee

5.0
2018-07-28T11:37:49+11:00

K & B Rayner – Winmalee

Thank you very much for the great work you have done on our extension, you have made the process very easy, and we love the extra space. You have a great team of workers who have always been very helpful and professional.
Woodford Homes met all of our expectations. They listened to what we wanted, the standard of work was excellent and finished on time.

Jenny Stevens and Simon Gray

5.0
2018-11-20T01:30:02+11:00

Jenny Stevens and Simon Gray

Woodford Homes met all of our expectations. They listened to what we wanted, the standard of work was excellent and finished on time.
We are very happy to recommend Woodford Homes to anyone renovating or extending their existing home. We lived in our home during the addition and found the builders were very mindful and accommodating of our needs. They delivered us with a high quality addition to our home. Friends often comment that they don't recognise our house now as it looks like a new home.

Amy & Bob Barrett - Emu Plains

5.0
2019-06-24T14:24:37+11:00

Amy & Bob Barrett - Emu Plains

We are very happy to recommend Woodford Homes to anyone renovating or extending their existing home. We lived in our home during the addition and found the builders were very mindful and accommodating of our needs. They delivered us with a high quality addition to our home. Friends often comment that they don't recognise our house now as it looks like a new home.
We feel very fortunate to find a building company that delivered our scope of work with such a breath of expertise, craftsmanship and consideration !

Rosemary & Will Deusien - Glenmore Park

5.0
2019-08-28T10:49:00+11:00

Rosemary & Will Deusien - Glenmore Park

We feel very fortunate to find a building company that delivered our scope of work with such a breath of expertise, craftsmanship and consideration !
We lived overseas during most of the building process. Allen and Lyn looked after every detail with attention and care. They made sure that all of our expectations were met to the highest possible standard. We would recommend Woodford Homes.

Shiree & Martin Woolnough

5.0
2018-11-20T01:32:42+11:00

Shiree & Martin Woolnough

We lived overseas during most of the building process. Allen and Lyn looked after every detail with attention and care. They made sure that all of our expectations were met to the highest possible standard. We would recommend Woodford Homes.
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Blue Mountains Business awards 2015 State Finalist
Blue Mountains Business Awards 2015 Winner
Altitude Awards Winner 2016
Blue Mts Business awards winner 2016
Blue Mts Business awards winner 2017
Blue Mountains Business Awards 2018