renovation

Style and sustainability

Part of our Greener Kitchens & Bathrooms special, this kitchen is the centrepiece of a carefully considered renovation.

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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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Outside the box: An energy-efficient addition

An energy-efficient addition to a charming double brick home in Melbourne’s east bucks the trend for all new.

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New angles: sustainable renovation

Most architects and building designers want to design their own home at some stage in their career. For Matthew Duignan, from Mesh Design + Projects, a perfectly orientated but dilapidated weatehrboard meant opportunity beckoned sooner than expected.

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Design workshop: Space to play

With three growing children, Nadya and Robert’s family is bursting out of its two-bedroom Edwardian …

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Make do and mend: passive solar upgrades

Some house types are better suited to passive solar upgrades than others, but all can be made more energy efficient. Emily Braham speaks to sustainable design experts to help you maximise your renovation’s potential.

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Clinker Classic: Sustainable renovation

An original Housing Commission semi gets an ambitious sustainable renovation makeover, earning plaudits in the process.

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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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