The buyer of Tasmania’s first eight-star energy rated insulLiving® display home will be celebrating a years residence in October, and has good reason to be happy, having saved $500 per quarter on heating/cooling costs.
Former Brisbane resident Jason Gibson and his girlfriend bought the brand new, four-bedroom residence in Hadspen, Launceston in October 2013 from builder Steve Graham of G&T Developments, a member of the Independent Builders Network.
This stylish new home features the insulLiving® system, using the InsulWall® and SolarSpan® thermal building products, to deliver an eight-star energy rated build with lower ongoing heating and cooling expenses.
Mr Gibson bought the Hadspen house after seeing it for sale online, and being impressed with its spacious layout and modern design, before discovering it was the first insulLiving® display home built in the state.
Further research into the panel construction and data on the system’s insulation benefits convinced the couple about the insulLiving® display home.
Mr Gibson explained that the sandwich panel featuring steel on either side of a polystyrene core was a much better and stronger option to the conventional acoustic bats and pink bats provided for insulation.
This home has provided a 40 per cent reduction in power bills compared to their previous home, which was smaller and in a marginally warmer area.
A direct comparison of the May/June/July billing person in 2013 and 2014 reveals a total energy bill of over $1,000 for the previous house and $599 for the insulLiving® home.
Mr Gibson says although the insulLiving® home is bigger with higher ceilings, once heated it retains the heat and the compressor on the reverse cycle air-conditioning does not need to kick in as often.
He says the home is very well insulated, keeping very warm and cool at opposing sides of the seasons.
The solid steel construction with double-glazed windows and solid timber outer doors offers a sound-proof environment inside, ensuring peace and quiet.
Mr Gibson says there are multiple benefits to the insulLiving® system, especially in coastal and bush environments since the system is impervious to termites.
Having paid around $400,000 for the property, Mr Gibson said the house represented good value given its superior construction and insulation, as well as the high quality of internal finishes.
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For more information call your local insulLiving® representative on 1300 300 099.