These ecologically sustainable, modular and climate proof homes by Ric Butt for Strine Environments have been designed to fit on a truck in prefabricated modules and can be delivered anywhere.
Perfect for a weekend getaway, retirement downsizing, granny flats and secondary dwellings
Fundamental to a Strine designed building
are our four principles
Orientation – each site has its own particular requirements and seasonal variations. Our buildings have the best orientation to achieve the optimum performance in summer and winter.
Thermal Mass – our Thermal Panels and concrete floors provide exceptional thermal mass helping maintain year round constant internal temperatures in the extremes of hot and cold climates.
Insulation – high-level insulation in our thermal wall panels and ceilings, as well as surrounding the edge of the floor slab ensures thermal isolation from external extremes of temperature.
Glazing – correct glazing is vital for this type of design allowing calculated levels of light and heat for optimum themas comfort.
”We're renowned for building sustainable and affordable green architect designed homes to reduce energy costs within the wide-ranging Canberra climate to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.Strine Precast
‘We design and construct buildings eliminating cooling costs and heating needs are a bare minimum reducing ongoing emissions from the building.’
– Ric Butt
We have pared the size and costs back while maintaining our four core principles of sustainability (see our Passive Solar Design fact sheet) to achieve optimum thermal performance requiring minimum heating and no cooling requirements.
Reduce your energy bills and footprint with the option to live grid free. We have a floor plan range to suit every budget and cover everything from studio living to four bedroom options.
These modules are the outcome of decades of research and are built to last:
• Heavy weight using our unique highly insulated thermal panels*
• Fire resistant meeting most council requirements
• Have been designed to expand as your family changes and grows
• Are deconstructable in case you need to move or relocate
• Allergy free finishes options available
• Thermal panels provide high acoustic privacy
• Fast delivery and installation
Our brand is built on these three pillars to provide quality and seamless delivery:
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Strine Environments offers a traditional architectural service as well as partial service depending on the complexity of client requirements, the structure, site, budget and overall size of the project. We do not charge on a percentage basis establishing a written fee proposal based on the tasks and time involved. We offer tender services as well as building services.
Design & Build
A seamless package with Architecture available.
We design and build according to our principles of excellence in design, sustainability and buildability. We build our own unique Thermal Panels and use these to construct our buildings. Thermal Panel buildings offer unbeatable thermal mass, almost zero maintenance and using these help avoid the need for cooling and almost any heating.
Our own Precast
Bush fire resistant, sustainable and cost-effective concrete precast.
Our unique modular designs and prefabricated sustainable modular homes are our own designed and made by us. Architect designed and flexible enough to adjust to site and function. They take approximately 13 weeks to build and one week to install onsite, and can be deconstructed if needed.
Science of the sun
We’ve crafted principles of passive solar design with our very own developed insulated precast concrete panels, thermal mass walls and slab edge insulation.
We are one of Australia’s foremost environmental design and construction practitioners, offering clients a seamless and environmentally built home that doesn’t cost the earth.
Fast Turnaround & Affordable
Using our insulated concrete tilt walls we can have your house erected in a matter of weeks. We build a range of sized dwellings from 2 bedroom Eco Modular homes from as low as $250,000.
We work with the environment rather than against it, utilising the microclimate that comes with every site.
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