SUSTAINABLE is committed
to creating living and work spaces that are at one with the
We design houses and gardens that have sustainable principles as the
fundamental design principle, with the objective of each project to
preserve the environment for future generations. Our perfect design formula
provides design solutions that tailor our services to suit your
Your perfect Design Formula
1. Certainty of Your Lifestyle: We customise the design of
your home to suit your lifestyle, requirements and needs specific to your
site through our proven Sustainable Objectives. These include Water
Management, Passive Design, Energy Efficiency and Integrated Landscaping
Design. Furthermore Life Cycle Assessment of building, product and material
choices to manage your Ongoing Resource Management & Costs after your
home is constructed.
2. Assurance of Design Build Ability - Our design team are
heavily involved in both the design and construction process to ensure
build ability of the project. We will deliver a compact, cost-effective and
refined architectural design service that quickly moves into construction
and minimises the holding process and costs (i.e. renting whilst building).
3. Sustainable Design Objectives:
Water Management - rainwater harvesting,
reuse of grey water for irrigation and toilets and reducing actual
usage of water by installing water saving devices. Overall reducing
your water usage and bills.
Energy Efficiency - orientation of the home,
construction materials and passive ventilation to minimise mechanical
cooling or heating. Also locating your building and openings on the
site to take advantage of prevailing breezes and views, whilst
minimising undesirable aspects such as the Western Sun in QLD.
Furthermore the use of solar hot water systems, solar panels, thermal
walls, low energy lighting, insulation etc. This benefits your energy
We design and construct homes throughout Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sunshine
Coast, Southern Downs QLD, North Coast NSW, Bribie Island, Stradbroke
Island and Moreton Island. 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
Your Design Stages
There are various design stages for each project. We discuss these Design
Stages with you to make sure we tailor a package that suits your
Dependent upon your project type, this will determine which of the
following stages you require. For instance a smaller project like a
retrofit/renovation, this may only require Design Stages 1 & 3. For a
larger project such as a new house design and construct package, this would
require all the following Design Stages:
Design Stage 1 - Needs & Site Analysis
Design Stage 2 - Masterplan Sketch Design and Concept
Design Stage 3 - Documentation Stage & Working
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 for
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.
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.
Your budget will need to take into account not just the construction
and design costs, but the costs for the following services/other
- Design costs
- Construction costs for the home
- Certification and Approvals
- Infrastructure fees including pool or if required a waste water
treatment plant, etc.
If you are interested in discussing any of the above sustainable home
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.
"A building's spirit has to come from the people within. It should
be a reflection of their personality.
If the house or work space is designed with this in mind, the
resulting environment will be uplifting for the people who live or work
We hope you'll consider a sustainable home design as an investment
in the future."Brett McKenzie - CEO
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 awards.
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
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!