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Sustainable development and design can significantly improve your total quality of life, both now and in the future.


TLC incorporate sustainable design to create Environmentally sustainable homes that minimise the impact on the environment by incorporating features such as rainwater tanks, energy efficient hot water system and passive solar design for the local climate.

TLC is a registered GreenSmart Professional

Housing sustainability is of the upmost importance and we encourage our clients to select materials and techniques that will give the best possible payback period.


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The design of your home for environmental sustainability should address the following:

  • Thermally efficient design

  • Sustainable building materials

  • Energy efficiency

  • Renewable energy options

  • Sustainable water and sanitation systems

  • Waste minimisation and recycling

  • Site impact & orientation

During construction we use sustainable methods of construction:

  • Passive solar designs

  • We love to purchase Australian manufactured materials when available

  • Wherever possible most of our construction material inputs are constructed off site i.e. timber wall frame, roof trusses, joinery components and windows.

Each site is inspected to minimise the amount of site cutting which entails the use of heavy machinery and excess fill is kept to minimum. We recycle as much of our building waste as possible, such as segregated, bricks, concrete, timber and plasterboard.


The Council Water Usages guidelines are strictly adhered to and where possible water tanks are connected to toilet systems and laundries.


We use pressure limiting values, appropriate water saving tap ware and toilet systems. And endorse the use of the most energy sufficient gas and electrical appliances throughout the house. All of our lighting is LED and we encourage the use of solar hot water services.


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