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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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To renovate or not to renovate?

To renovate, or not to renovate – that is (so often) the question. Dick Clarke, principal of Envirotecture, a sustainable building design firm, helps you decide on the best approach, posing some hard questions.

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Sustainable carpet choices

While rustic floorboards and polished concrete have long been the mainstays of sustainable design, carpets are still often used in bedrooms for their softness and insulating qualities. Interior designer and healthy home expert Melissa Wittig helps you tread the woven path.

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Green flooring options

Dick Clarke helps a reader struggling to find the right flooring with a minimal environmental impact.

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Choosing tiles

Melissa Wittig helps a reader with a question on the tricky subject of sustainable tiling.

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Building with bamboo

Used as a building staple in Southeast Asia since ancient times, bamboo is now seen as the ecological choice for everything from floorboards to cleaning products, but just how green is this grass? Fiona Whitelaw finds out.

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Many greywater systems are low-cost, easy to use and can feed your garden with a regular supply of water.