02 4751 9577

Award-winning builders
Blue Mountains, Penrith, and surrounds

Autumn and winter are lovely seasons in the Blue Mountains and Penrith areas with beautiful displays of autumn foliage and crisp weather. As the weather cools down we love to come home to a cosy house – unfortunately this is where we can hit with large power bills. This can be significantly improved for those building a new home. There are so many opportunities with a new build to design a homes to maximise energy efficiency, reduce your bills and create less of a drain on the environment.

CactusSize isn’t everything! Obviously the larger the home, the more energy will be required to heat and cool your living areas. While there is no need to resort to squeezing your family into a ‘tiny home,’ it does make good sense to spend some time looking at your lifestyle and which layout will best suit you and your family over time. What rooms do you need now and is it likely that your situation will change over the next few years as children leave home or elderly relatives move in. It really is worth thinking hard about the costs involved with heating rooms with very high ceilings. Open plan areas can also be problematic for heating and cooling. Again, it comes down to lifestyle – maybe open plan is best for your family but perhaps you might re-think the height of ceilings in your home.

It’s amazing how much difference can be made to energy consumption by paying close attention to the layout of your new home. Keeping cool in summer and taking advantage of sunlight in winter is important when considering a design for your new home. Wherever possible it’s best to locate bedrooms on the eastern or southern sides of the house. It’s also wise to position the main living areas on the northern side of your house. As areas like the garage, bathrooms and the laundry don’t require heating or air conditioning and are best built on the southern or western side of the house.

Zoning rooms can also make a difference to energy efficiency. Your kitchen, bathroom and laundry all use hot water and by positioning them in the same area you will help to reduce the heat loss in pipes. It also makes sense to group together rooms that have similar use (once again this comes down to your lifestyle). An example could be to position the dining area next to the kitchen and living room separated by doors. This way you can heat the rooms that are in heavy use.

Ring Woodford Homes today to discuss how to make your new home more energy efficient in the Blue Mountains, Penrith and surrounding areas.

For all you New Homes 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

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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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 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.
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.
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'
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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