Ripley Valley’s Providence master planned community will unveil a new $15 million display village this weekend (September 1) with more than 1,000 visitors expected to descend on the community for a fun-filled day of food, entertainment and informative presentations.
The event, which kicks off at 1.00pm, will include food trucks, a play zone with face painters, kids playzone, sideshow alley, live entertainment, show bags, and a spectacular firework’s display at 6.00pm.
Centre stage of the event will be hosted by broadcaster Ben Davis with Selling Houses Australia’s Andrew Winter providing insights on buying property and Michael and Carlene Duffy from The Block providing home styling tips.
The new display village will include nearly 30 homes designed to provide a window into the incredible lifestyle available when location, amenity and a strong sense of community are combined with innovative thinking.
Builders on display at the new village include Metricon, Rivergum Homes, Stylemaster, Simonds, Burbank, Bold Living, Coral Homes, Bella, Desire Homes, Homes by CMA, Stroud Homes, Silkwood Homes, GJ Gardner Homes and Brighton Homes.
One of the highlights of the village will be Rivergum Homes’ Oxygen Series designs, which features the ‘Volar’ and ‘Latitude’ homes that have been designed to create a perfect balance between South East Queensland’s temperate climate and modern design.
Rivergum will use the Providence Display Village as a stage to showcase how builders today are keeping the great Australian dream achievable and affordable in the face of increasingly harsh weather conditions and soaring electricity bills.
Rivergum Homes National Design Manager John Eckert said the designs incorporated elements that acknowledged a potential buyer’s obvious desire to be comfortable in their own home.
“The whole range has been designed with solar flip, where the outdoor entertainment area, kitchen and living area is flappable on every plan, so we can get the best available solar orientation,” he said.
“We’ve also made sure all of our homes, Latitude in particular, has cross ventilation throughout all living areas, with windows and door openings that line up with each other to ensure that cross ventilation through the home.
The Latitude also utilises external solar screens to mitigate the heat load on glass surfaces and high level fans to encourage air movement.
Working individually or together each of these features can have a dramatic impact on the temperature inside a home and reduce the need for energy-hungry air-conditioning.
The impact of smart design on the hip-pocket can be significant. A Canstar Blue survey1 recently found 62% of Australians were cutting their air-conditioning usage to save money with 69% believing air-conditioning was the largest contributor to their power bills.
Canstar estimates a split-system air-conditioner can cost about $648 to run for 12 hours a day through summer and, but just $216 if running for four hours a day. Ducted air can cost more than $3,200 over summer if running 12 hours a day and $1,080 if on for four hours a day.
What RGCMM achieved for Providence