Renovation

Seismic shift

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

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Tasmanian twist

A freezing, interwar-era bungalow is reconfigured to improve liveability and take advantage of dress circle views across Hobart.

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Upcycled warehouse

After a long and industrious life, a Richmond warehouse is lovingly converted into a thermally comfortable home and extensive courtyard garden.

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Downsize by design

Downsizing can be an emotional as well as logistical challenge, but such a mega transition can be made easier when the new home is designed to last a lifetime.

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Going up in the world

Careful attention to retrofitting the original house has resulted in a net-zero renovation and addition for this Melbourne family. A creative approach to the new roofline also allowed the inclusion of a second storey without overshadowing the neighbours.

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Renovation automation

It is possible to transform an old house with its temperature extremes into a comfy 8.4 Star home – and with the latest home automation tools, you can continue making improvements that reduce energy bills too.

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Green jewel

A subtropical renovation has not only connected a New Farm house with its lush garden but cleverly converted a rarely used swimming pool into a hydronic heating/cooling system. Open for Sustainable House Day 2017.

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Lofty ideals

This modest extension showcases not only passive solar design but also well-researched eco-friendly materials, some of them still experimental.

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