BASIX Services at Aspect Z


BASIX – the Building And Sustainability Index -  is a NSW state planning policy,  which has been governing sustainability issues for new residential projects, new pool installations and alterations and additions to existing residences since 2005.

Each residential project requires a BASIX certificate to prove that the works will not adversely affect the environment, by ensuring a number of water and energy savings systems are included in the development. The dwelling design itself also needs to demonstrate that it will be comfortable for the inhabitants without a reliance upon costly space heaters and air conditioning.

A well conducted BASIX assessment can save you thousands of dollars during the building process, as well as delivering ongoing savings across the life of a home. By using an experienced assessor, instead of taking a chance with DIY paths, you are more able to develop sustainability options that complement your home, instead of inhibiting it.

At Aspect Z, we are more than architects and builders. We have been professionally assessing projects across Australia for energy efficiency since 2001. As a  nationally accredited NatHERS assessor, and member of the Association of Building Sustainability Assessors, Paula Zaia has extensive experience in providing sustainability compliance paths for all types of projects – from granny flats and project homes, to high density unit developments, specialised senior housing, dual occupancies and complex architectural projects.

In each assessment, we aim to deliver a personal service which not only  meets the compliance requirements of BASIX and the BCA, but which fulfils as much as possible the individual the client’s original design brief. Working closely with the architect or building designer, we are able to generate a range of compliance paths that best suit the project budget, the aesthetic of the design and the lifestyle of the client.

Paula is available at any time to discuss your project. You can find her contact details under “contacts” at the right of the screen.