Two new developments in Lake Macquarie have been unveiled with a point of difference.
Nimble Property’s Kurtis McConkey, who has a background in chemical engineering, is building a five-townhouse development in Warners Bay’s Yorston Street and 11 townhouses in Marks Point Road, Marks Point.
Both developments will include terrace style homes with two to three bedrooms and enclosed garages.
Homes across both developments will feature an energy efficient design, premium electric handmade appliances and inclusions such as high rated insulation, Smart Glass and heat pump hot water.
Using locally made and sustainable construction materials will also be a focus.
Both will have solar energy, along with a sonnenBatterie installed, which will allow residents access to the sonnenFlat energy plan. Under the plan, residents will pay a monthly administration fee of $30 plus GST for their power, rather than a standard electricity bill.
It is expected to collectively save residents more than $32,000 each year on the price of power.
“Throughout my life I’ve always been a frugal person and process engineering is just an extension of that,” Mr McConkey said.
“You really try to use your resources as well as you can and you treat every resource valuably. With building and development, it’s all about making buildings that are thermally efficient, that are energy efficient and that are really, truly comfortable to live in.”
Natural Solar have partnered with Nimble on the projects.
“The Newcastle area has historically had a strong demand and high consumer uptake for solar and battery storage solutions, and in the past 12 months alone enquiries within the region have increased by 300 per cent,” Natural Solar chief executive Chris Williams said.
Both developments are approved and are being marketed by Rod Conry, of One Agency Eastlakes. Prices for Marks Point start from $590,000 and $620,000 in Warners Bay.
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