Questions to ask your builder about energy efficiency

Last updated: 1 March 2021

Whether you're planning a renovation or a new build, we've put together a guide to help you select a builder and ask the right questions to ensure you have an energy efficient home that works for you and the planet.

Questions to ask your builder

Buying off the plan?

Being unable to physically see an apartment or house prior to buying can make it hard to get a sense key elements such as light and ventilation. Asking the right questions will help you get what you think you are purchasing.

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Buying an existing property?

The type of home you buy will have an impact on your comfort levels, running and maintenance costs, how much energy and water you use, and the property's re-sale value.

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6 Star Standard, codes and regulations

Learn about the National Construction Code, the 6 Star Standard and the codes and regulations that will help you improve your energy efficiency and sustainability.

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