How to design an efficient home?

Having an efficient home is beneficial in terms of saving money and enjoying a comfortable home. Our building designers have selected the best tips to make your home more efficient and help you understand the possibilities you have when designing an energy efficient house. Insulation: whether you are renovating or building, ensure your home is [...]

Have you considered skylights?

Nowadays, you have the possibility to bring daylight into your home without changing or compromising the building envelope. Our building designers have selected the best skylight products you can use to bring daylight into your house in a thermal efficient way. Roof windows Roof windows are a good option if you’re surrounded by nature and [...]

Development Application and Building Permit, what are the differences?

The planning approval (termed as the development application or DA) and the building permit (BP) are two different processes controlled by different legislation. If the proposed construction requires a planning approval, you must obtain it before you lodge a building permit application with your local council. Planning approvals or DA ensure that the development is [...]

Design tips to keep your house cool

Keeping your house cooling during the Perth’s boiling summer is not that easy. We often hear the best advice is to shut curtains, windows and doors during the heat of the day and open them later on during the evening when the external temperature is lower than inside. However, it doesn’t work for all situations [...]

Sustainable design: some tips to consider

In Western Australia, a common building construction practice is double clay brick with standard single glazed, aluminium framed windows. It has been replicated for so many years that it is now cheaper to construct as the expertise in this kind of construction has become common. On the other hand, for an area like Perth, a [...]

By |2017-06-08T14:54:43+08:00May 15th, 2017|Compliance, Energy Efficiency|0 Comments

Best tips for choosing the right windows for your home

Choosing windows is a crucial element when it comes to delving into the finish render of your home. Today, our building designers have given you some top tips on how to ensure you select the right options for you. Windows types There are thousands of different combinations: fixed, casement, double-hung, sliding, awning, opening vertically, horizontally, [...]

By |2017-07-25T11:21:56+08:00May 10th, 2017|Compliance, Construction, Design Inspiration, Drafting, Energy Efficiency, Green Start Design|Comments Off on Best tips for choosing the right windows for your home

Green Start Consulting

Green Start Design’s affiliated company Green Start Consulting offers a comprehensive range of services to meet all your project needs. Unlike many other drafting companies, all of Green Start Consulting’s services are performed in house by our qualified and experienced team of built environment specialists. This means that we can manage all aspects of your [...]

By |2017-06-08T15:03:55+08:00May 8th, 2017|Certificate of Design Compliance, Drafting, Energy Efficiency, Green Start Consulting, Green Start Design|Comments Off on Green Start Consulting

5 keys factors that have an influence on the cost of your future home

It can be quite difficult to estimate the price of a new build property so here are some of the key factors our building designers at Green Start Design have recommended that have a significant impact on the final cost of the home. You’ll find that most of them are related to the basic construction [...]

By |2017-06-08T15:08:20+08:00May 6th, 2017|Bushfire, Compliance, Construction, Drafting, Energy Efficiency, Green Start Design, Residential, WA BAL Report|Comments Off on 5 keys factors that have an influence on the cost of your future home