Eco Friendly Building Materials

Did You Know Your Walls Are Responsible for Up to 50% of Your Heating and Cooling Loss?

Your energy bills are out of control. You don’t have to be a greenie to realise you need an energy efficient home to maintain a comfortable sustainable living standard!

The most important part of insulating a home, after the roof, is the external walls. Choose the wrong walls and you’ll be shivering through every winter and sweltering through every Aussie heat wave.

So how can one stay comfortable, cut energy bills, help the environment and still keep build budget under control? The answer is Green Cladding. Whether building a new home or renovating an existing one.

There are smart ways to build – Key green building strategies include water and energy efficiency, sourcing sustainable products and materials and using renewable energy. The choice in building materials will depend on location, climate and even size and orientation of the land… For instance, lightweight materials (e.g. fibre cement vs bricks) cost less to transport, they require much less concrete in slab construction and make more sense for an elevated home on a sloping block.

Key factors that make an eco-friendly building materials are:

  1. Sustainable source (recycled) and embodied energy (how much energy used to make the product)
  2. Insulation properties to reduce energy use to heat and cool
  3. Longetivity – consideration made to water resistance, mould, rot inhibition and general endurance
  4. Disposal and recycling

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Christopher Dierickx

Property Manager


Having been born and raised in the Barossa Valley Wine region, Chris enjoyed the peace and beauty of a country lifestyle growing up.  Like many from the country, Chris chose to move to Adelaide in 2005 to continue Tertiary studies at Adelaide Uni and study a Bachelor of Arts then pursue a career in the retail industry. 

Chris grew his skills in the retail sector while he studied, developing excellence in promotion, sales and customer service. Bringing a one-on-one approach to our clients as well as straightforward thinking and innovation to problem solving.

After Sylvie started Smart Home Vision Realty, Chris took on an interest in the business and found that he enjoyed working in the real estate industy. A few years later he became a fully certified property Manager and joined the team full time in July 2021.

With a love of both country and city lifestyle Chris is passionate about selling and realising people’s dreams. This is the driving force behind his decision to pursue further studies and obtain his Diploma in Property Services (Real Estate) with the view to expand his skills in Sales and in Management.

Chris is a proud father of a two-year-old Octavia and sharing the parenting responsibilities with his wife Kaya.   Being a Dad has brought many joys and he is keen to help other young people through smart community initiatives and sustainable practices.  

In his spare time, he enjoys fitness including swimming at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre and walking regularly.   He is also considering going back training in Martial Arts mainly Taekwondo.

If you value an honest and dedicated agent with a focus on innovative solutions, be sure to call Chris today.