Issue 35

Design workshop: A beach shack transformed

There is nothing romantic about asbestos cladding and dingy kitchens. But when deciding whether or …

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Country spread

Living in the country may seem charming and idyllic to some, but Pamela O’Reilly endured many climatic extremes before building a modern farmhouse near Margaret River.

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Big sky views

Constructed from locally sourced materials and designed in the style of a traditional worker’s shed, this new family home in Trentham is comfortable, thermally efficient and provides views in all directions.

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The Planthunter

Image: Botanical Inquiry 01: Defunct Industrial Site by Daniel Shipp

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Gimme shelter: Birdscaping

Designing outdoor spaces to attract birds is a wonderful way to conserve, create and reconnect habitat. Sarah Coles speaks to Bev Debrincat from the Habitat Network about the best ways to birdscape your garden.

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Paarhammer builders range

Paarhammer has just launched a Builders Range of reduced-cost timber windows and doors. Sanctuary readers will be familiar with the company’s pre-painted custom windows – this new range is supplied in domestic window sizes, sanded and ready for painting.

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Recycled-waste roof tiles

Authentic Roof is a Brisbane-based company that distributes roofing manufactured by Canadian company Crowes Building Products.

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Retrofit double glazing

Compared to single glazing, double-glazing offers the benefits of improved insulation, lower energy costs and noise reduction.

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