The ‘Mayfair’, a new luxury display home released by Hall & Hart Homes has been designed for smaller blocks without compromising on the quality aspect of features, fittings and fixtures. The solar-powered roof from Monier Roofing was specified for the Mayfair as it addressed the energy efficiency and environmental goals of prospective homebuyers.

People in the market for new homes have a long list of features they expect to see in any property. However, with block sizes getting smaller and homeowners not willing to compromise, it can be challenging for developers to come up with the right solution.

Hall & Hart Homes have come up with an intelligent solution – the Mayfair, a new two-storey display home that has been designed with narrow blocks in mind, but still comes with an impressive list of inclusions to satisfy the buyer’s expectations.

Aimed squarely at young families and downsizers, the Mayfair is drawing a lot of interest in the property market.

“We wanted the house to fit a smaller block in keeping with the block sizes available in Marsden Park, but also give it a large entertaining area to the rear, and a larger theatre/lounge, which aren’t too common in 10m wide designs,” says Nick Rawson, director and pre-construction manager at Hall & Hart Homes.

“And we wanted to provide all this while still hitting an affordable price point.”

A four-bedroom, two-storey home, the Mayfair also includes a generous alfresco area, formal lounge and open-plan kitchen, living and dining space. A generous staircase provides light and space throughout the home.

“Having a straight staircase at the entrance gave us the room to have a theatre/lounge downstairs,” Rawson says. “It also means that the staircase is a striking feature when first entering the house.”

Monier’s solar solutions are attracting a lot of interest in the construction sector, especially with new builds. The solar option not only saves on energy costs but also has a positive environmental impact.

“Building a new house gives owners an opportunity to think about the carbon footprint of their own home,” explains Rawson. “We see solar panels as a necessary step for future builds. Not just for this design but all others.”

“With the energy efficiency standards set on the industry, suppliers are becoming not only innovative, but the products are becoming more affordable,” he says. “Education around energy efficiency is key, which is why we are happy to showcase a display home with solar panels.”

Monier’s relatively new InlineSOLAR solution was selected for the Mayfair, says Rawson.

“The solar panels work perfectly for this design as we are able to use Monier’s InlineSOLAR panels, which are only available for concrete and terracotta-tiled houses,” he says.

“With technology available such as solar panels, solar batteries, and product options with glazing and insulation, the consumer now has the ability to make long-term savings on their energy output through readily available products.”

The look of the InlineSOLAR solution also helps new homeowners who want to preserve the good looks of their brand new Monier concrete roof.

“InlineSOLAR’s recessed panels can offer the perfect fit for your roof, with a combination of high efficiency and sleek design,” adds Rawson.