A two-storey home in Wallan featuring the Bondor InsulLiving building system has been announced a finalist in the 2015 HIA GreenSmart Awards.

Built by Marcel Mott’s Whittlesea building company, DTC Family Builders, the InsulLiving home in Wallan has been recognised in the ‘Display Home’ category in this year’s GreenSmart Awards, with winners to be announced on 2 September.

Completed in November 2014, the home incorporates Bondor’s InsulLiving building system, achieving an as-designed energy rating of 8.2 stars, while attaining significant interest from the building industry.

Mr Mott is happy with the recognition from the Housing Industry Association (HIA), especially as the Wallan home was the first time DTC Family Builders had incorporated the InsulLiving building system into a residential construction.

Representing an effort towards zero energy housing, Bondor’s InsulLiving building system combines Bondor’s InsulWall and SolarSpan roofing products, offering a complete thermal envelope to exceed the Building Code of Australia’s current 6-star thermal efficiency requirement.

The InsulWall structural insulated wall system and SolarSpan’s all-in-one insulated roof and ceiling system provide superior insulation performance aligned with the modern homeowner’s need for energy-efficient spaces and reduced energy bills.

InsulLiving homes deliver several benefits to residents including interiors that are warmer in winter and cooler in summer, reducing reliance on heaters and air-conditioning, and achieving energy savings of up to 40 per cent.

Bondor General Manager Geoff Marsdon congratulated DTC Family Builders on being named a finalist for the HIA GreenSmart Awards.

According to Mr Marsdon, DTC Family Builders has demonstrated that a home can be modern, comfortable and stylish while helping residents reduce their energy bills, getting Australians closer to Bondor’s goal of zero energy housing.

The InsulLiving home at 26 Springridge Boulevard, Wallan is comfortable and stylish, and features three bedrooms with an optional fourth bedroom/rumpus room, extra-large garage, chef-style kitchen with a butler’s pantry and stunning top-floor library with a void overlooking the lower levels. Set on a sloping 612sqm site, the home incorporates high cathedral-like ceilings with minimal structural support, facilitating a spacious, open plan design.