All you need to know about BASIX home assessment design and development for new homes
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If Sydney is going to be home to an additional 1.3 million people by 2031 then the housing has to keep-up pace with the increasing population.
If Sydney is going to be home to an additional 1.3 million people by 2031 then the housing has to keep-up pace with the increasing population. At the moment the average time it takes from the land settled to moving into the new house is about 2 years. The average construction period being 1.5 years for a two-storey house.
If the housing has to keep-up pace then the process has to become more efficient. The builders have to become more creative in construction. Sort out supply chain and optimise their design process.
Currently most teams go through sequential design process, going from one desk to another. With no forethought seen from most builders on optimising the design process, the time period for the development application stage is likely to remain 5-8 months.
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By the time the house design comes to us for BASIX assessment the design is already set in concrete. When we look at the design for compliance and make suggestions it is considered to be annoying to the owner of the house or the architect. They see it as wrecking of their design, to say the least, to altering their dream.
I am a strong believer that the best practices of commercial buildings design should to be brought into the residential design as well.
Coming from commercial buildings design background I have seen design process benefitted immensely by having sustainability perspective right from the start of the architectural design.
The further the design progresses down the path the costlier the changes become. In the residential designs it may not be that pronounced as the architects tend not to complain about their losses through extra hours to redo the design. On larger, multi-unit projects, the revision works are more pronounced.