Roofing products from Bristile Roofing have been used in a new 8-star energy efficient display home built in partnership with leading Queensland housing developer, Ausbuild.

Located on Kate Circuit in Rochedale in Brisbane’s South, the new 8-star display home combines innovative design processes, building techniques and materials to slash more than 40% off heating and cooling bills.

The display home aims to demonstrate to new homeowners and builders how they can achieve superior energy efficiency, affordability and comfort in their own homes.

The home takes advantage of natural heating, airflow and lighting in order to achieve comfortable and energy efficient living all year round. The building is also designed to take advantage of the orientation of the allotment and minimise the sun from the east and west, with carefully placed windows and correctly orientated rooms.

Design highlights of the 8-star display home:

  • Constructed with two internal brick thermal walls to offer temperature stabilisation in summer and winter
  • Cross flow ventilation and energy efficient lighting achieve further energy efficiency
  • Environment-friendly fixtures and fittings in bathrooms and kitchen include 3-star WELS rated tapware and showers, 4-star toilet suites, gas cook-top and gas hot water system
  • Ceiling insulation boosted from the minimum requirement of R2.5 to R3.5
  • Wall insulation increased from zero to R1.5
  • Roofing materials from Bristile Roofing for greater energy efficiency
Bristile Roofing’s Prestige range of flat concrete roof tiles has been used on the project for sustainability credentials and aesthetics. The affordable, low embodied energy, high thermal mass roof tiles have demonstrated excellent thermal properties in recent testing from the University of Newcastle.

According to Michael Monro, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Bristile Roofing, roofing materials play a significant role in managing a home’s core temperature. By choosing appropriate roof tiles, homeowners can minimise the amount of heat absorbed into the building, thereby reducing the need to rely on appliances such as fans and air-conditioners, resulting in a lower household electricity bill.