Author Archives: Angela Knock

Passive design is smart design

Passive design involves designing a new home or extension so that it requires minimal heating and cooling to create comfortable living spaces throughout the year. It can save you a huge amount of money as mechanical heating and cooling can contribute up to 40% of your annual home energy costs.

Will 2015 be a good year to build or renovate your home?

In a competitive market where builders can pick or choose their jobs, they are way more likely to want to win jobs that eliminates this guesswork as it makes it much easier for them to quote and they know that they will not be undercut by other builders quoting super cheap allowances.

7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a builder

Building and renovating is not something that we do very often, so it goes without saying that choosing a builder can be a tricky decision with significant consequences if you get it wrong. By avoiding these common mistakes you’re more likely to enjoy a stress free build and eliminate budget blow outs.

Sustainable House Day

Sustainable House Day opens the doors to some of Australia’s most sustainable homes and allows you check out innovative designs and products that have been included in real projects in your local area.

Grand Designs Live

If you’re a fan of Grand Designs on TV or looking for inspiration for your next building project then you need to get along to Grand Designs Live.


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