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Recent House Profiles

Good as new bathroom

Material re-use was the focus of this bathroom renovation in a Victorian brick bungalow.

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A modern extension

A love of American Modernism influenced the renovation of this house in suburban Sydney.

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Recent Articles

In search of good wood: building with sustainably sourced timber

Using good wood in your new build, renovation or for that lovely piece of furniture is an important part of any environmentally and socially responsible project. But how do you go about finding sustainably sourced timber?

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Get your sun shades on: external blinds and shading

In most climates, appropriate sun shading is as important to successful passive solar design as orientation and window placement. Anna Cumming looks at how to keep the sun out when it’s not wanted.

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Home orientation

What’s all the fuss about? Dick Clarke considers the importance of northern orientation in sustainable house design.

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Building bushfire designed homes

For those building a bushfire designed home, managing environmental and regulatory issues can be a challenge. Sustainable design experts from around Australia provide some advice on the issues homeowners need to keep in mind.

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