Orientation is one of those subjects that it’s probably one of the most ignored things in buildings generally.
Is orientation just about facing the sun?
Orientation is much more than just where the Sun sets in the west. Often people will talk to us about a problem window here and a window that lets in light here, with little or no understanding of what really matters with orientation. It would take up to a day to go through this in detail.
We know how weather affects your home and your street
To give you an idea of how deep this could go; do you really know in your suburb where the prevailing weather comes from? There is every chance we have already worked on your street, and that we already know the answer to that question. But often is the case when we are sitting through a design interview with a client, we have to go through the obvious points of orientation.
What is the basic idea?
The idea with this, in a very general way, is to try and get some winter light into your home and try to take the summer heat out. That is probably the essence of it. But the design team has got collectively more than 40 years in this sort of thing.
- We workshop it regularly
- We deal with problems in neighbourhoods
- We deal with aggressive weather
- We understand where the weather is a problem in your suburb
- We can tell you where the cold weather paths come from
- We can tell you where the horrible hot Sun is
- We can bring your home to a better position to live in as a result of a veranda.
At the end of the day it is a recommendation of the company to have a design consultant come out, touch on those very important subjects, and make the best of what we came to do.