Drafting services in Sydney explain why orientation matters to the design of your new home
Our experts in residential drafting services in Sydney know that building a new home can be one of the most stressful projects you will undertake.
There are so many things to consider and today our residential drafting services in Sydney explain why one of the most important things to consider is ‘building orientation’.
The Australian climate places a lot of demand on the design of a home. As different climates require different design strategies to create the most comfortable living conditions, it’s important to design your home for all seasons.
In a well-oriented house, the sun can be used to heat the home during winter and can be blocked out during summer to help cool the home. In mixed climates, such as Australia, some areas can reach very high temperatures in summer, while other areas can reach freezing temperatures during winter. Passive design is suitable for both cooling and heating.
In warm climates with mild winters in the north of Australia, shading from trees and neighbouring buildings can block sun from entering the home through windows and act as a tunnel for cool breezes.
Alternatively, if the winters are cold, such as in the south, deciduous plants should be used so as to allow sunlight to enter the home during the cooler months when the leaves have fallen off. The windows of your home can certainly make a significant difference to the amount of heat entering your home.
A comfortable home is important to all of us and if it can be achieved without needing to use air conditioning and fans, you will benefit financially in the long run.
To find out more about why orientation matters to the design of your new home, contact our experts in residential drafting services in Sydney.