Passive House - High-Performance Homes

Building Healthier, More Efficient Homes: RoomFour's Expertise

Are you ready to revolutionise your Melbourne home? By partnering with RoomFour, we will work with you to transform the way you live. Our expertise lies in Passivhaus design & construction, energy-efficient homes, and high-performance homes, all designed to enhance your lifestyle. Let us walk you through the incredible benefits of our services, demonstrating why you need to consider them today.

Healthier and More Comfortable Living

Imagine waking up in a home that not only shelters you but actively contributes to your well-being. Our Passivhaus design and construction services prioritise your health and comfort. With RoomFour, you can enjoy homes that are intelligently crafted to provide superior indoor air quality, ample natural light, and optimal temperature control. Say goodbye to drafts, cold spots, and fluctuating temperatures.

Picture a living space where you can breathe easy, free from allergens and pollutants. Our energy-efficient and high-performance homes are designed to reduce your exposure to harmful substances and create a haven of tranquillity. You and your family deserve a home that promotes relaxation, and our services make that a reality.

Maximising Energy Efficiencies

Are you tired of the ever-increasing utility bills? Our Passivhaus and high-performance homes are engineered to maximise energy efficiencies, leading to substantial savings. By choosing our Passivhaus and high-performance homes, you can expect to reduce your energy consumption by a staggering 70-90%. This isn’t just about saving money; it’s about minimising your carbon footprint and contributing to a greener future.

With RoomFour, you’re not just getting a home; you’re getting an energy-efficient masterpiece. Our designs incorporate state-of-the-art insulation, advanced ventilation systems, and cutting-edge technology to ensure your home operates at peak efficiency year-round. Experience a level of sustainability and cost-effectiveness that conventional homes can only dream of.

Unparalleled Durability

Investing in a home is an investment in your future, and working with RoomFour means that you get access to Passivhaus construction methods that undergo rigorous testing to ensure the utmost durability. Our homes are built to withstand the test of time, with construction practices that adhere to the highest industry standards. You can trust that a home built with RoomFour will be a legacy for generations to come.

When you choose RoomFour, you’re choosing quality assurance at every step. Our commitment to excellence means your home undergoes meticulous testing and quality checks to ensure it meets and exceeds your expectations. Enjoy peace of mind, knowing that your home is crafted with precision and built to last.

Frequently asked questions

  • Maximise energy and water efficiency and reducing utility expenses
  • Improve physical and mental health
  • Reduce energy consumption
  • Increase the lifespan of a home
  • Improve indoor air quality
  • Contribute to the conservation of natural resources
  • Reduce emissions that impact climate change
  • Better long-term investment

Green living strategies for your home can include:

  • Double glazing, thermally broken windows, and thermal cladding
  • Suspended slabs and internal stone walls for thermal mass
  • Solar systems and passive solar shades
  • Slab, wall and ceiling insulation
  • Thermostatic vented ceiling spaces
  • Soil roof top gardens for improved thermal qualities
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Water tanks and water recycling systems
  • The use of recycled materials
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Reverse brick veneer construction

A sustainable home can contribute to a healthier living environment in several ways, including:

  1. Improved Indoor Air Quality: Sustainable homes are designed to use materials that emit fewer toxins, chemicals, and pollutants, which can help improve indoor air quality. Sustainable homes often include ventilation systems that bring in fresh outdoor air and filter out harmful pollutants.

  2. Reduced Exposure to Chemicals: Sustainable homes also typically use paints, and other materials (low volatile organic compounds VOC) that are low in harmful chemicals. This can help reduce exposure to toxins and improve overall health.

  3. Lower Energy Usage: Sustainable homes are designed to be energy-efficient, which means they use less energy to heat, cool, and power appliances. This can help reduce the amount of pollution generated by power plants, which can contribute to respiratory problems and other health issues.

  4. Improved Mental Health: Sustainable homes often feature natural light, green spaces, and other elements that have been shown to improve mental health and well-being.

Building a sustainable home generally has more upfront costs than building a standard home, however it is important to consider the long-term benefits and savings.

The initial cost of sustainable materials, energy-efficient appliances, and high-performance systems or items, i.e., cooling systems, windows, and insulation, can be higher than their standard, cheaper counterparts. However, the investment in sustainable features will result in lower operating costs and greater long-term savings on utility expenses.

The demand for sustainable homes is growing at a rapid rate and are looked upon more desirably by the consumer/homeowner as they can have a higher resale value and can potentially offer a better return on investment in the long run.  Homes that do not contain sustainable features and construction methods will result in being discounted and reduced in value.

Ultimately, building a sustainable home can be a higher investment upfront, but the benefits of energy savings, increased comfort, and reduced environmental impact can make it a worthwhile investment in the long term.

At RoomFour, we promote early collaboration between an architect, designer and builder.  This way you will have a better chance of efficient cost management and creating a budget that works for you, avoiding project cost blowouts and time and money loss by possibly redoing the plans.  With this early collaboration you are setting the foundation for a smoother, more successful project that delivers the desired outcomes for everyone involved.

At RoomFour, we are bound by The Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 (Vic) which is required by all Victorian Registered Building Practitioners and must supply a statutory warranty which lasts for 10 years from the date of practical completion.

At RoomFour we have a team of architects and designers along with a team of other consultants and professionals that can provide a complete range of building design and interior design to facilitate all manner of home extensions and renovations.  We manage every aspect of the process with the collaboration of our designers and consultants. 

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