Gladstone builder’s clever ‘eco home’ featured on national TV today
A GLADSTONE builder will feature on national television today, showcasing his ‘Eco Cool Home’.
Tenheggeler Homes and Eco Cool Homes is leading the way in central Queensland for eco building, with its first InsulLiving® home to be featured on Foxtel’s Lifestyle Home channel today at 12.30pm.
The ‘Build Me A Home’ episode will air this Sunday 10 July at 12.30pm, and the home has already attracted significant interest from Gladstone locals.
Troy Tenheggeler and his team have coined the house the ‘Eco Cool Home’, as it demonstrates how a modern, beautiful home, can be simplistic and cyclone durable, while boasting significant energy features.
A member of the Independent Builders Network, Mr Tenheggeler was contacted when a local client was interested in building a home using Bondor’s InsulLiving® building system.
“It was an exciting opportunity for us and we were very keen to be involved as we believe this is the way forward for the building industry,” he said.
“With this project we strived to build a home quickly – within weeks rather than months.
“Bondor’s InsulLiving® home also demonstrates that although the system is simplistic, it can still be aesthetically pleasing for homeowners and at the same time provide significant energy saving features.”
The InsulLiving® building system combines Bondor’s InsulWall® and SolarSpan® roofing products and offers a complete thermal envelope to exceed the Building Code of Australia’s current six-star thermal efficiency requirement.
The home delivers interiors that are warmer in winter and cooler in summer – perfect for the central Queensland weather, which can soar to greater than 40 degrees in warmer months.
Homeowners across the country are already benefiting financially from the InsulLiving® building system, saving an average of up to 40 per cent on energy bills.
Even prior to the home being completed, Mr Tenheggeler noticed the home’s excellent ability to maintain a moderate temperature, without the need for air-conditioning.
“The home continually sits at 23 degrees, and we’ve noticed how comfortable this will be for the owner,” he said.
“Even on the hottest days we were able to seek refuge in the house on our breaks, and my team has commented on how cool and comfortable the environment is, even without air-conditioning.
“Located on McCarthy Road, the home is visible from the highway so we’ve received plenty of comments from people driving by as they’ve witnessed the speed of construction. It’s been an excellent location for us to showcase exactly what we’re doing.”
Tenheggeler Homes are currently building another display home due to open in September at 4 Parkway Crescent Gladstone, where locals see what the InsulLiving® system is like for themselves.