Building Materials

Tassie off-grid

Going off the grid in preparation for retirement is a dream for many and a reality for Peter and Robyn Tuft who run their house and car from a solar and micro-hydro power system.

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Hempcrete house

Building with hemp is still a novelty in Australia, but interest continues to grow. This house in inner-Sydney is built using hempcrete for its low embodied energy and excellent acoustic and thermal performance.

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Sanctuary 34 out now

Sanctuary 34 is on its way to letterboxes and newsagencies near you, full of advice and inspiration for sustainable living and building.

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Sanctuary 33 out now

Sanctuary 33 is on its way to letterboxes and newsagencies near you, full of advice and inspiration for sustainable living and building.

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Budget beauty

Emma Hohnen wanted a modest home for herself and her two children on a tiny budget in an even smaller timeframe. The restrictions led to the creation of a light, airy, character-filled space tailored exactly to her needs.

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Sydney terrace reborn

Architect Caroline Pidcock has lovingly restored her historic Sydney terrace to the highest standards of energy efficiency and sustainability.

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Sustainable House Day 2015

Take a tour inside some of Australia’s most environmentally progessive homes this September as part of Sustainable House Day.

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Handmade with love: building with recycled materials

Building a new house out of old materials was a singular vision for a Perth couple.

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Up to 60 per cent of the water used in an average home is used outside.