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Recent House Profiles

Pigeon pair

Two similar yet different Melbourne extensions demonstrate how clever design thinking can make the most of any orientation.

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Seismic shift

Under New Zealand’s seismic codes renovation can be tricky and expensive, but the rewards can be remarkable.

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Recent Articles

The makings of a sustainable renovation

Sanctuary 41 presents renovation success stories. Excellent renovations make the whole house better, reduce bills and improve comfort. Unfortunately, too many reno projects miss opportunities to reach their potential. We present you with our top eight design considerations along with real-world profiles that show just how good renovated homes can be.

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Composite benefits: When are SIPs the right choice?

Many households now factor construction time and expected energy bills into their project bottom line. Could structural insulated panels be an answer to lowering them both?

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Purr-fect design

Cats wipe out a million native animals a day in Australia, leading some local governments to consider 24/7 cat confinement orders, in line with laws governing dogs. With change afoot, what design solutions are out there for keeping roaming moggies at home? Veterinarian Joanna Griffith investigates.

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Sustainable stays

Make your next getaway a stay in an eco home and pick up valuable ideas for your own green renovation or build.

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