Using sustainable builders to build better houses

Other sustainable builders

Listening to other sustainable builders talk about their designs confirmed our belief that we are on the right track with our plans. These builders are using similar design principles. Like our team, everyone involved speaks passionately about what they are aiming to achieve with a new style of housing.

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Sustainable house day inspiration

Each year, the Alternative Technology Association organises a Sustainable House Day which gives people the opportunity to see ideas in action and talk to the residents about their experiences. The night ...

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From design ideas to details

David returned from his overseas holiday rested and recharged, keen to take the project from design ideas to details as quickly as we can.  From each place he visited, David took ...

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Highlights from the Melbourne Home Show

When thinking about what products we’d like to use in our homes, nothing beats seeing the items in real life.  Here are the highlights from the Melbourne Home Show we visited ...

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Double glazing and granite bench-tops

Everyone we spoke to during our double glazing and granite bench-top road trip was welcoming and helpful. David had wisely suggested that the best way to learn more about the ...

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Sorry about the climate change, but we’d like to help

This You Tube video was shown by the students organising an assembly for World Environment Day.  It’s a powerful message about the likely consequences of unchecked climate change. As a ...

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Question for a green roof owner

  No, not that type of green roof.  Do you have this type? We’ve put a green roof on our wish list of items to include in the house design.  It’s ...

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Disappeared into passive home design universe

Who knew there could be so much useful information readily available about passive home design?  The Australian Government website has a treasure trove of tips and tricks that I am ...

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View from north-east corner of the house

Design ideas pinned on the cork board wall

After being informed we had installed a giant cork board on the family room wall, our son asked when we were going to go crazy with the newspaper clippings and ...

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Work in progress on video post

Posting a video on a blog – how hard could it be?  Apparently, a bit harder than it looks. Stay tuned for an entry on our very own YouTube channel. We’d ...

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