FAQ

Energy Savings

How much energy does a ‘Carbonlite Energy Efficient Home’ use? Carbonlite Homes using up to 90% less energy compared to conventional buildings. That reduces your carbon foot print and dramatically reduces your running costs.                                                 …

Cost savings

How much does a Carbonlite Energy Efficient Home save me? The average quarterly running cost are between $400-$600. The energy usage and therefore quarterly running cost can be reduced up to 90%! Please click here to find out what happens if you would reinvest those savings towards your mortgage.    

Prefabrication

Why Prefabricating? Prefabrication in an controlled environment of the factory enables us to have exceptional quality control, reduce construction time and maximises efficiency. The building shell is erected within days and therefore instantly protects building components. Prefabrication also reduces OH&S issues and weather delays on site. It also reduces the buildings impact on its environment …

Passivhaus in Australia

Is that much insulation and triple glazing really necessary in Australia? This construction method doesn’t only protect you from cold in winter it also protects you from the heat in summer. It has proven itself to be extremely effective in Mediterranean climates. The main aim is to keep a consistent temperature in every room of …

Carbonlite home as investment or rental property?

Is the Carbonlite construction system worth using for a investment or rental property? Yes it is. Energy efficiency and up to 90% less running costs are a big selling point and adding to the market value. Those running cost benefits make Carbonlite homes very attractive to potential buyers. Renting properties can also be build extremely …

Upgrade your existing home?

Can the Carbonlite wall structure be used to upgrade your home or add an extension? Yes it can. Existing buildings can be upgraded with new windows, additional insulation and the airtight membrane. However compared to a new home, this process is a bit more time consuming as we are working with existing conditions. Extensions can …

Can I still open the window or sliding doors?

Can I still open windows and sliding doors? Yes you can. Everyone likes opening the sliding doors and enjoys hosting friends and family in the outdoor living area and connecting the inside and outside of their homes. Carbonlite homes perform at their best with a closed building envelope. However that does not mean you can’t …

Where and how do I start?

Where to start? Feel free to ring our office or send us an email with a brief description of your plans and ideas. The first step is done…. We then can arrange the initial meeting to chat about your thoughts, expectations or existing plans. We look froward to talk to you soon.