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Weeks announces new Evolution range

A range of homes unmatched in performance.

Posted in News

We are excited to announce a brand new range of homes, unlike any before. Weeks presents Evolution, a range of homes unmatched in performance. Through intelligent design and energy saving inclusions, building an Evolution home results in a lower cost of ownership and an unmatched level of comfort and acoustic performance. This is made possible by the inclusion of revolutionary technologies such as the Supaloc® and Thermaloc® systems. Evolution homes also provide the option of a unique combination of energy saving inclusions and smart design choices.

Click here to view the brochure, or view this innovative range of homes here.

UNDERSTANDING ENERGY RATINGS

When it comes to building a new home, the upfront costs and affordability are certainly a determining factor in your choice of residence. However, as energy costs continue to rise, the living costs you will experience over the life of your home also need to be considered.
Star ratings are a Government initiative to assist you in determining how efficient the home you plan to build will be. In plain terms, the more energy stars your home has, the more comfortable it is, with less need for heating or cooling. The South Australian Government introduced National energy efficiency regulations in 2010, resulting in a minimum 6 star rating requirement.

 Weeks Building Group presents Evolution

THERMALOC INSULATION

Thermaloc® is a structural building system that combines the strength of Supaloc® steel framing with the outstanding thermal properties of rigid cellular insulation. Rigid cellular insulation is a lightweight material produced by expanding solid beads of polystyrene (EPS). EPS acts as an acoustic and thermal insulator, due to its closed cell structure. This significantly inhibits the passage of heat or cold, resulting in a high capacity for thermal insulation.

Thermaloc® has the potential
to reduce energy requirements
by up to 50%.

 

SUPALOC STEEL FRAMING

The inclusion of Supaloc® steel further adds to the benefits of your Evolution home. Supaloc® steel frames have the potential to save you thousands of dollars in maintenance costs and chemical termite treatments over the life of your home. Maintenance issues can arise due to the natural behaviour of timber frames. Timber shrinks and expands according to environmental conditions, at a rate that conflicts with plasterboard, causing cracks in the lining surfaces, peaking of ceiling joints and cracked cornices. In contrast, Supaloc® steel frames are 100% impermeable to termite damage, and are riveted and bolted into place, ensuring virtually no movement for the life of the home.

Supaloc steel frames in home

LED LIGHTING

The addition of LED lighting has a number of key benefits for your home. By using LED lights, you can save up to 80% on your lighting costs compared to traditional halogen lightbulbs. Traditional lighting options, made available to most homeowners, waste heat and money in equal measure. In comparison, LED lamps have very low power consumption, very low heat output and a very long life. LED lights are an eco-friendly form of lighting, as they do not contain mercury or other harmful gasses, and do not emit any harmful UV rays. For example, a 13w LED light emits 68% less CO2 than a standard 40w incandescent bulb, running 10 hours per day.

To find out more about this innovative new range of homes, view the brochure, or click here to view the Evolution range of homes.