Step 2: Design Brief Draft

Before we get into the Passive House Design Brief here’s some background information about myself and Shelter Building Design. 

Kirstie Wulf of Shelter Building Design holding a hempcrete block (Photo: Belle Butler

By now we may have emailed, chatted on the phone or even met in person!

I’m Kirstie Wulf, the founder of Shelter Building Design.

I was a lawyer for several years before my passion for people and the planet led me to sustainable building design. This in turn led to building with natural materials and Passive House design and how there were clear pathways to achieving these outcomes.

Passive House design certified, I also specialise in the use of natural building materials such as hempcrete which is a building material used for homes in high-risk bushfire zones, it provides fantastic insulation and many other benefits. As a Blue Mountains resident I know personally how important high-performing homes are to keep us safe, healthy and comfortable without high running costs.

To learn more about Shelter Building Design click through our website where you can read more on our blog and connect on social media.

Now, back to your project…

Hopefully you’ve read the Getting Started Guide and completed the Contact Details from.  – add links

Some of the topics, questions and considerations that will go into your Design Brief are below: 

  • How do you want to live in your home?
  • What materials to use?
  • Finding your style
  • Council regulations
  • Managing your budget
  • Working with a designer
  • Finding your builder

Connect with us and we’ll get back to you with a link to a shared design brief template document for us to work on together. 

Take this week to consider all this, filling in details where you can, remembering that the design process is just that, a process. Next week we’ll continue with documenting your Design Brief and look to arrange an onsite meeting to discuss your project face to face.

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