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A few home truths about building a home and all that surrounds it.

Home upgrades to cosy up for winter


We all know it can get pretty chilly, especially at night, in the midst of winter… but your home doesn’t have to be. A brand-new home is generally more energy efficient and when you build, you have the advantage of designing an energy efficient home and making it just the way you want it and that includes guarding against the winter blues.



Insulation acts as a barrier to heat flow and is essential for keeping your home warm in winter and cool in summer. A well-insulated and well-designed home provides year-round comfort, cutting cooling and heating bills significantly, making them very energy efficient and sustainable. At Burbank, we ensure all of our homes are insulated to Australian standards and we use reputable suppliers for supply and installation.


Air conditioners

While ducted air conditioning is slightly more expensive to start with, it is a complete solution for large, open plan homes. The ducts are practically seamless and offer comfort all year round. They can be zoned for different living spaces therefore economical in their use when you’re only using them in the areas you are in.

Split system air conditioners work to heat or cool a specific room or space in a home. If your home design is smaller and has more closed off rooms, this may be your answer. It is cheaper to install than ducted but just as effective in the area you want to heat or cool.


Built in gas log fire*

Aesthetically a gas log fire is perfect giving the look and feel of a wood burning fire but without the mess. A gas log fire is also a more sustainable option, cutting out emissions that normal wood heaters produce.

It can add cosiness to any room as well as being a great source of continuous heat. It can also add value to your home by completing a room décor.

*Not avail Qld.


Window furnishings and reverse ceiling fans

Up to 40% of heat can escape your home through window glass. Look at investing in curtains that can be drawn in the winter months, keeping the heat from escaping your home.

And, while most people assume that ceiling fans only cool you, think again. Most fans have a reverse switch for winter and as warm air generated from your heating system naturally rises to the ceiling, your ceiling fan will push the warm air back down to a comfortable level.

There are so many ways you can save on energy and keep warm in winter. Now… settle down with a lovely cup of hot chocolate and enjoy your new home.

Find out how you can winter-proof your new home.