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The Benefits of Designing Sustainable Homes Using Australian Made Materials

Designing a home using sustainable materials and products made in Australia has many benefits which the team at Live Best aim to incorporate into each and every building design. Not only do Australian made and sustainable materials support the local economy, they also help to reduce the environmental impact of the construction process and the daily operation of the home.

One of the main advantages of using sustainable materials is that they are often made from renewable resources. This means that they can be replenished over time, unlike non-renewable resources like fossil fuels. By using sustainable materials, our building design team can help you to conserve our planet’s natural resources and reduce the amount of waste produced during the manufacturing process.

In addition to the environmental benefits, using sustainable materials and products made in Australia can also help to support the local economy. By choosing to buy locally-made products, you are supporting the businesses and workers in your community. This can help to create jobs and stimulate economic growth in Queensland and throughout Australia.

Furthermore, using sustainable materials and products made in Australia can also help to reduce the carbon footprint of your home. Many traditional building materials have to be shipped long distances, which can contribute to air and water pollution. By choosing locally-made products, you can help to reduce the amount of emissions generated by transportation, a big tick for the environment.

A small sample of some Australian products which our design team may reccommend for your next project could include:

Bamboo flooring: Australian made bamboo flooring products are rapidly renewable resource that can be used to create durable and attractive flooring. 

Recycled glass tiles: Australian made recycling glass reduces the amount of waste produced and conserves natural resources. 

Natural clay bricks: Clay bricks are a sustainable and durable building material that has been used for centuries. 

Metal roofing: Metal roofing is a sustainable option that can last for decades with minimal maintenance. Australian-made metal roofing products are available from brands like Bluescope Steel.

Sustainable paint: Traditional paint can contain harmful chemicals that can harm the environment and human health. 

An experienced building designer will want to create a building that is environmentally-friendly and sustainable. This means using materials and products that are renewable and have a low impact on the environment. By including sustainable materials and products made in Australia, a building designer can help to reduce the carbon footprint of the building and create a healthier living environment for the occupants.

The team at Live Best also want to create a building that is durable and long-lasting. Sustainable materials and products made in Australia are often of high quality and can withstand the rigors of daily use (especially in Queensland). This means that the building will be more durable and require less maintenance over time. This saves home owners money on repairs and replacements, making the building more cost-effective in the long run.

By reccommending sustainable materials and products made in Australia, our team can help to support the local economy. As mentioned earlier, buying locally-made products can create jobs and stimulate economic growth in the community. This is an important consideration for many people, who want to support their local businesses and workers.

Designing a home using sustainable materials and products made in Australia has many benefits. It can help to conserve natural resources, improve indoor air quality, support the local economy, and reduce the carbon footprint of your home, and where feasible, our team will include reccommnedations for these materials and products in our design.

By choosing these materials and products, a designer can create a building that is sustainable, cost-effective, and beneficial to the community.