We at Sustainable have heard the
horror stories about architects presenting plans that builders claim are
impossible to build but this is something you will not hear when you work
Your Sustainable house construction team have the proven formula to deliver
workable homes and buildings needed to create a building of merit.
Your proven Construction Formula
1. Design & Construction Delivery: We provide you with
the option of either an effectively managed full service that includes your
design, landscaping and construction or a selection of services to suit
We also guarantee your expectations of delivery, with our design team
heavily involved in both the design and construction process from inception
through to completion.
2. Your Realistic Fixed Budget: We provide you with a
realistic fixed budget, with pricing provided from the very early design
stages by our skilled construction team and throughout the entire process.
There are no nasty surprises!
3. Sustainable Construction Objectives:
Site Management - minimising the effects the
construction of the building has on the surrounding environment.
Reducing the amount of cut and fill on a site, recycling removed soil
into the landscaping instead of using foreign soil, minimising
disturbance to the local eco-system and retaining existing features
such as mature trees and water courses. Also reusing products from
Selection of Building Materials - Maximising
the use of environmentally friendly materials. The selection of
materials needs to be based on a variety of criteria. Sustainable keeps
up with all the latest material innovations so we can introduce them to
your building; if relevant.
We are experts in delivery on challenging remote locations and sloping
sites and have been highly recognised for our sustainable designs and
constructions via our numerous National HIA Greensmart
How long does it take?
Option 1 - A Recipe house (one of our designs
customised for your site) will involve:
Design Stage - 8 weeks (approximately)
Construction Stage - 12-18 weeks (approximately)
Approval Stage - 3 weeks (unless required to submit a Development
Application approval which takes a minimum of 3 months)
As an example a small Recipe House (Tivoli House) took 10 weeks and one
of our large Recipe Houses (Boonah House) took 4 months with 2 months
Option 2 - A Individual Designed House will vary in
accordance with your site, design and lifestyle requirements. As an
example for an individual House between 300-400m2 = 6-8 months
Option 3 - A Retrofit will vary in accordance with
your site, design and lifestyle requirements.
How much do the designs and construction cost?
Your design costs:
The design fees vary for each of the different types of houses and are
based upon each individual house and the site location.
Our design fees are very competitive compared to other consultants.
- Draftsmen charge 4-5%
- Architects charge 10-15% (plus contract administration to be
onsite during the build)
- We charge for Individual Houses = 6-9% of the construction
- We charge for Recipe Houses = between $10-30k
Your Construction costs:
Does your Construction budget fit into the following
- If you would like a new sustainable home and have a budget of
$185k - $430k, consider our sustainable
Recipe House range.
Below is a table to give you an indication of
construction only costs. Please note
these are approximate figures and are subject to your individual
design requirements, site conditions, site location, available
services (electricity, water etc.), soil type and any other factors
that may inhibit or impact upon construction works.
If you are interested in discussing any of the above designs, please
fill out a detailed enquiry on our Contact us
page or give us a call to speak to our friendly staff who can assist you
further on (07) 3201 1177.
What else do you need to budget for?
Your budget will need to take into account not just the
construction and design costs, but the costs for the following
- Design costs
- Construction costs for the house
- Certification and Approvals
- Infrastructure fees including pool or if required a waste water
treatment plant, etc.
The company is able to do that because of up to date knowledge, skilled
workmanship and a passion for the environment - both the natural and the
It is these factors that have enabled Sustainable to win so many highly
acclaimed awards and why we have so many
Your proof from Australia's renowned home building industry
The Housing Industry Association (HIA) which is Australia's largest
residential building organisation and the voice of Australia's home
building industry - has awarded Sustainable with over
60 Australian housing awards. In
particular the majority of these are the Australian Greensmart Energy
Efficiency awards, including numerous Greensmart Home of the year
Not only have our custom homes been highly awarded within Australia, so to
have our retrofits (sustainable renovations) with awards for Queensland
Renovation/ Addition Project of the Year. Our designs are also highly
regarded within the QLD area, in particular, our awards for Best Design
for the Queensland Climate.
Our Sustainable Design and Construction Team who are experts in sustainable
housing, have also been highly recognised with the Australain
Greensmart Professional of the Year awards.
Give Sustainable a call NOW on (07) 3201 1177 to talk to
your highly awarded experts in sustainable home design and construction and
start planning your new sustainable home today!