testimonials

  • “We wanted a simple, thermally comfortable, low impact and sustainable home, with extensive, useable outdoor areas; for our rainforest setting. We saw a couple of Helen’s designs under construction and we were really impressed by the clever use of space in the floor plans to maximise the northerly aspect. Winter sun and ventilation in summer

    “We wanted a simple, thermally comfortable, low impact and sustainable home, with extensive, useable outdoor areas; for our rainforest setting. We saw a couple of Helen’s designs under construction and we were really impressed by the clever use of space in the floor plans to maximise the northerly aspect.

    Winter sun and ventilation in summer were highest on our priority list, along with the separation of the parents’ bedroom from the kids. Helen responded quickly and offered a great depth of experience in problem solving some of our requests…

    We were most delighted with the design and 3D modelling of the house. The series of images looked just like photographs of what the house would look like and we could really imagine what it would be like to wake up there each day!

    We found that Helen was able to inform us about many aspects along the way, including composting toilets, grey water systems, roofing options, polished concrete flooring, window choices, colour options and solar hot water systems… She always communicated clearly, was well organised and positive about our ideas and respected our preferences…

    Once we got to the council documentation stage, we were once again amazed at the level of detail which Helen and Warwick completed for us. The Basix certificate confirmed the energy efficiency and sustainability of the house, and the detailed plans and site information was very well received by council.

    We’ve now been in the house for six months and have lived through a winter with glorious sunshine streaming in every room! The polished concrete floors proved to be a real heat bank and the house remained warm into the evening even in mid winter. The weather is now warming up and the need for ventilation is increasing. We have been very pleased with the flow of air through the house and it appears to generate its own breeze!

    Every day we notice how as you move around the house … every room is connected to the outdoors and all rooms have differing views outdoors, so you always know what is going on outside. This is very helpful when supervising children or keeping track of chooks trying to dig up the garden. The sounds of the forest at night come through the big sliding doors which is a delight.

    We are all very happy with our new home and find it to be very comfortable, peaceful, airy and spacious. We were very happy with the service from 3DE and firmly believe that it was worth the investment to achieve a great design for our home. It has proven to be a great decision.

    We would be very pleased to recommend 3D Environment to others wanting to build a sustainable and comfortable home.”

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    Kath and Steve
    Repton, NSW
  • “Helen’s ability to listen to our ideas, ask the right questions and impart some of her own insightful thoughts combined to bring our dream home to reality. Our remote bush location meant we had to be sensitive to so many issues including environmental and economical, while still achieving a desired level of comfort, style, energy

    “Helen’s ability to listen to our ideas, ask the right questions and impart some of her own insightful thoughts combined to bring our dream home to reality. Our remote bush location meant we had to be sensitive to so many issues including environmental and economical, while still achieving a desired level of comfort, style, energy efficiency and practicability. Helen helped us realise all of this and more in such an accommodating and professional manner.”

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    Susan and Phillip
    Wheeny Creek, NSW