Embracing the Future: Cubitt’s Passively Designed Homes Ready for Faster Council Approval

August 30, 2023

In the ever-evolving landscape of home construction, keeping up with the latest regulations and standards is paramount. As Australia ushers in the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 changes, we at Cubitts are proud to announce that we're not just prepared – we're already ahead of the curve. Our commitment to innovation and sustainability means that our homes are not only compliant but also future-ready, ensuring a streamlined and efficient council approval process for our valued clients.

Cubitt's Passively Designed Homes Are Ready: The Future is Here

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Navigating the intricate world of building codes and regulations can be a complex endeavor. That's why our expert team has been working diligently for the past 18 months to align our building design and  construction with the new NCC 2022 changes. By staying ahead of the curve, we're ensuring that our clients' homes are built to the highest standards of energy efficiency, accessibility, and comfort. This proactive approach translates into homes that are not only compliant but also exceed expectations.

While others are still catching up, Cubitt's is ready to unveil our range of Passively Design homes. These homes are designed and built with a focus on energy efficiency, utilising strategies such as enhanced window orientation, double glazing, insulation with improved R values, and even the integration of photovoltaic systems (solar panels). The result? Homes that not only lower greenhouse gas emissions but also drastically reduce household energy costs, all while maintaining superior levels of comfort.

We're Basix-Ready so Your Approvals are Faster

One of the most time-consuming aspects of the home building process is obtaining council approval (if via DA) or following the stringent requirements of Certifiers (when under a CDC). However, with our Passively Designed Homes we are in the best possible position meet Basix requirements for NSW builds, its a simple matter of customising your choice of design to your block's specific aspect and environmental conditions. Thanks to our proactive adherence to Basix requirements, our homes are primed to sail through the approval process. Certifiers and councils alike can recognise the readiness of our homes to meet the new standards, translating into faster approvals and a smoother journey from feasiblity to reality.


Ready to See Our Passively Designed Homes?

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NEW DESIGN BROCHURE LAUNCHES OCTOBER 3! In the mean time, you can get a sneak peak of our designs in the gallery below. Exact specification are block specific, and we'll be looking at:

  • Enhancing window orientation.
  • Utilising double glazed windows and doors.
  • Employing insulation with improved R values.
  • Incorporating ceiling fans in living spaces and bedrooms.
  • Selecting lighter roof and external wall colours (excluding Alpine areas).
  • Minimising ceiling penetration.
  • Adding solar panels.

Can't wait to see how a Cubitt's Passively Designed Home looks on your block? Book a Site Assessment with one of our reps who can discuss your block with our planning team to personalise your BASIX requirements.

Your Passively Designed Home Awaits

Discover the future of home construction with Cubitts! We're already building passively designed energy-efficient homes that save on your energy costs and could offer lesser impact on the environment. Secure your NCC compliant, 7-star energy-efficient dream home with Cubitt's

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Passively Designed Homes

Need Some Expert Help?

Knowledge is non-negotiable. Our Design Consultant will measure out your site and help you fully understand the possibilities for your block, and be able to discuss in detail your options for a CDC or Development Application. When you’re planning to build, you want assurance that your site is suitable, and that you are not going to be impacted mid-build by unforeseen or surprise costs. We provide a thorough, free, upfront feasibility study for your Granny Flat which gives you an assured green light to build.

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Interested in finding out how to make a positive investment from a Cubitt's Granny Flat or Home Extension? Get in touch for a no-obligation site inspection today.

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About Vince Zinghini

Vince is Cubitt's Director of Planning. With two decades experience in NSW and ACT Council planning and a team of people covering the specific areas in which Cubitt's build, its rare to find a planning scenario we haven't been able to tackle.