Building your house to increase warmth will help minimise bills

published 31.07.2020 22:00

We also don’t seal our houses well, which lets the heat out.”

Architect Josephine Hurley says Australians don’t have a great track record with double glazing, which slows down heat transfer by creating a pocket of air between the two panes of glass.

Trees that allow the winter sun through to living areas during the day but protect the house from the worst of the heat in summer are a great way to regulate indoor temperatures, says architect Josephine Hurley.

Most of us can’t get through the whole of winter without some sort of heat source.

Josephine says placing external shutters on the windows can be even more effective in preventing the cold from coming in — and it slows the heat transfer in summer.

by Robyn Willis from

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