A classic way of an alternative lifestyle...

It is quite noticeable that housing standards are evolving to become more stringent and environment friendly. The principles revolving around these requirements are embedded in the concept of “positive development”- development that has net positive ecological and social impact. We are now looking at the future of the housing market to be inclined more towards sustainability and energy efficiency.

But for someone like Wayne Kelly (Eco-Essence Homes), this was more than just a foreseeable housing future. It was a good business opportunity and a job full of passion towards Mother Nature.

“We are passionate about making a product (home) which will not only be safe (devoid from VOCs etc.) for people living in it, but also for the environment” says Wayne

So what does it takes to make a sustainable and energy efficient home? “Utilisation of building materials in the best possible way to avoid any waste is the key to make an affordable and sustainable home” says Wayne.

 Who understands utilization of resources and efficiency of building products better than James Hardie. That is why Wayne chose only Scyon™ Linea™ weatherboard for his project. After reading all the technical documents about this product including the MSDS (Material Safety data Sheets) etc, Wayne was convinced that Scyon™ Linea™ weatherboard is the right product for his projects.

The tongue and groove joint option and the robustness of the advanced fibre cement composite induce strength and efficiency in Wayne’s sustainable home project.

The main reason why I wanted to go with Scyon™ Linea™ weatherboards is because I knew once I install it, it’s going to stay there rock solid for years”-says Wayne. He also adds to say “We don’t use bricks because of the process involved in its manufacturing. We believe it is not as sustainable as fibre cement composite”

Now you must be thinking that making a sustainable home is expensive, well it’s not. Eco-Essence Homes do not put any air conditioners in their projects. They believe that the in-house temperature can be maintained by applying the proper building science in your design. People who have lived in their houses can corroborate to this fact. Imagine how much you can save on your monthly electricity bills. Now, combine that with easy installation of Scyon™ Linea™ weatherboards where you save money in constructions, as it involves less trades than bricks. It’s a win-win situation for both homeowners and builders, isn’t it?

Sustainability and high performance homes requires liveability and affordability and with James Hardie on our side, we have got that covered”-Wayne Kelly

2016 HIA Australian Greensmart Home winners.

To view more on Eco-Essence homes and their projects, visit ecoessencehomes.com.au

To view more on Scyon™ Linea™ weatherboards click on scyonwalls.com.au