Demand for sustainable homes drives terrace house design

November 16, 2023

Local Sunshine Coast builders Thompson Sustainable Homes are tapping into the demand for sustainable homes that maximise the Coast’s enviable climate with a range of innovative terrace home designs.

Thompson Sustainable Homes are among the line-up of more than 25 national and local builders at AVID Property Group’s $3 billion Palmview masterplanned community – Harmony.

Brad Thompson on behalf of Thompson Sustainable Homes said the third generation family business’ low and high set terrace homes are designed to complement the Sunshine Coast’s weather and lifestyle.

“Our terrace homes embrace the Queensland weather with the internal layout designed to create airflow and breezeways, decreasing the need for air-conditioning,” Mr Thompson said.

“The external design uses key energy efficient products and materials to reflect the harsh Queensland sun, without compromising the aesthetics of the house.”

Designed to embrace the liveability on the Sunshine Coast, Thompson Sustainable Homes’ terrace products see buyers spend less time on home maintenance and more time enjoying the coastal lifestyle.

“The terrace homes’ modern layout and functional design are low maintenance, affordable and appealing to a wide range of buyers in the Sunshine Coast market including downsizers, couples, young families and first home buyers,” Mr Thompson said.

“Our architecturally designed terrace homes offer buyers a sense of relief knowing that the majority of materials used are lightweight and environmentally friendly, reducing their carbon footprint.”

AVID Property Group General Manager Bruce Harper said the diverse range of homes available provide buyers the opportunity to customise their home to suit their lifestyle.

“Providing choice is important to us as we know that no two buyers’ needs are the same,” Mr Harper said.

“Harmony is committed to supporting local businesses, which is why we have the very best Sunshine Coast builders on board.

“Thompson Sustainable Homes’ innovative designs capture the best of Sunshine Coast living and align with our goal to create a sustainable community at Harmony.

“We’re proud that Harmony has become the first ‘6 Leaf’ EnviroDevelopment masterplanned community to be certified in South East Queensland by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).

“The six ‘leaves’ recognise outstanding design and planning across the elements of ecosystems, waste, energy, materials, water and community.”

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