A Bondor InsulLiving display home is taking shape in Wallan, Victoria with an as-designed energy rating of 8.2 stars.
A project by the Independent Builders Network, this energy efficient display home will pave the way for leaner, greener, better built homes in Victoria. Under construction at 26 Springridge Boulevard, Wallan, the stylish three-level residence is one of two InsulLiving display homes in Australia, with the other in Wilton, New South Wales now open to the public.
Built by IBN builder Marcel Mott of Whittlesea’s DTC Family Builders, together with other local builders from the Independent Builders Network, the three-bedroom Wallan house showcases Bondor’s revolutionary InsulWall and SolarSpan thermal building products, designed to deliver interiors that are warmer in winter, cooler in summer.
The Wallan house is already attracting plenty of attention from both the public and the building community, with scores having witnessed its early stages of construction.
Bondor General Manager Geoff Marsdon said the InsulLiving system was proving successful across Australia and had significant potential for the Victorian residential building sector, from architects and builders through to home owners.
Bondor’s prototype InsulLiving house, built in Burpengary, Queensland in 2011 has been twice featured on TV’s Today Tonight for its quick build time and superior insulation benefits.
The house earned an as-designed energy rating of eight stars and, following a year-long independent study by the Queensland University of Technology into its energy consumption, achieved an incredible ‘real life’ energy rating of 9.5 stars.
The family of four who road-tested the Burpengary house spent an average of just 44 cents a day on heating and cooling.
Built on a sloping 612sqm site, the Wallan display home will feature three bedrooms with an optional fourth bedroom/rumpus room, extra-large garage, chef-style kitchen with butler’s pantry and stunning top-floor library with a void overlooking the lower levels, all spread over a spacious 322.86sqm.
Completion of the display home is expected in the coming months.