The Sociable Weaver homes are architecturally designed and utilise innovative passive solar to create energy efficiency all year round, resulting in reduced power bills and carbon emissions. We place great emphasis on clever design principles that interact with the environment, use natural and recycled materials, and reflect sustainable building practices within the community.
The Sociable Weaver has a range of home designs to suit different needs, and preferences, yet all with the core vision of fostering a sense of belonging for our residents, and connection to nature, the environment and community. Designed by both our in-house team, as well as a select group of esteemed architect partners, The Sociable Weaver homes are beautiful and modern, healthy and homely, warm and timeless.
Carbon Positive Vision
Our vision is for all Sociable Weaver homes to be carbon positive by 2020. And by leading the way, we strive to educate the industry on carbon positive building, with the vision of all new homes, industry-wide, being carbon positive by 2050.
Zero Waste Philosophy
Currently, over 90% of our construction waste is recycled with a goal to recycle 100% of our construction waste by 2020. We live on and in a closed ecological system called planet Earth, where all waste from one process becomes food for another. We aim to replicate this in our business and eliminate all landfill from our business by 2020.
300 Trees Initiative
By planting at least 300 trees for every project we are helping restore natural ecosystems and regenerating the timber we use for our buildings on site. The Sociable Weaver team believe in giving back to the Earth, not just taking from her. We ensure that the trees for each project are planted in a suitable habitat and encourage our clients to join us for tree planting events.
To protect and preserve the coastlines our staff and clients enjoy, we remove at least 300 kilograms of coastal pollution from Australian beaches every year. We work with Clean Coast Collective to run beach clean ups and invite our clients to join us. All waste removed is recorded for the Australian Marine Debris Initiative, assisting efforts to develop source reduction policies and initiatives.
We integrate training and education into our teams’ personal and professional life, providing an apprenticeship program that offers not only trade skills, but also life skills. No matter what career paths our apprentices take, whether that’s continuing working for us, for themselves or for others, we want them to have the skills to live a personal and professional life that is healthy, conscious and successful.