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Building fire-resistant homes

This bushfire season has been terrifying with over 2,000 homes destroyed in Australia. Questions are being asked about back-burning and other fire prevention methods. Another question worth asking is if the homes could have built in a way that was more fire-resistant. The reality is newer homes are usually more fire-proof than older builders. Building [...]

2020-01-21T08:55:32+10:00January 21st, 2020|Fire-proof homes|

Building for the future

Australians are becoming increasingly concerned with issues of climate change. The building industry accounts for around a quarter of the carbon emissions in Australia, which translates to a major responsibility in seeking best practices for energy-efficiency through good design, innovation, and technology. By making buildings more energy-efficient, we reduce demand on the electricity networks – [...]

2020-01-09T14:01:07+10:00January 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

2019 … the year in review!

We believe building should be transformative. Excellent design inspires us to create and to apply innovation and a savvy problem-solving approach to a concept brief. End result: the emergence of a stunning building that exceeds expectations. Big picture thinking leads to big outcomes. Image by Cade Mooney. This year saw us taking on  [...]

2019-12-20T10:39:24+10:00December 20th, 2019|Commercial Construction|

5 Top Trends in Home Design for 2020

With 2020 fast approaching we thought we’d take a look at what’s hot in home design next year. Industrial is in! Industrial style is the aesthetic that takes it lead from old industrial/factory spaces; think polished concrete, rough timber, stone – and open plan and high ceilings. High-gloss steels like aluminium can add a touch [...]

2019-12-06T13:46:21+10:00December 6th, 2019|Building Design Tips|

Renovating: turning tired, outdated homes into works of architectural art

A well-designed renovation can turn your tired, outdated home into a work of art. But the decision to renovate can be a challenging one. Building a brand new home can be less expensive and easier than renovating, so how do you decide if it’s worth the time, inconvenience, and expense to renovate your existing home? [...]

2019-11-26T12:50:14+10:00November 26th, 2019|Renovations|

Reaching high in the commercial space

Commercial building doesn’t have to be ordinary. Increasingly, commercial spaces can have real aesthetic value in communities. Commercial spaces are no longer given a one-size-fits-all design approach. An adaptive response that pays due respect to the local environs can pay off in exceptional outcomes. Commercial building is a complex process but it can be broken [...]

2019-11-14T13:15:22+10:00November 12th, 2019|Commercial Construction|

Custom home versus the project home

If you’re building a new home you will be thinking about design. Should you build a custom-designed home or choose a project home? What are the differences? The blank canvas A project home is basically a pre-designed home. House designs are drawn up to suit various budgets and can be quite cost-effective because the design [...]

2019-11-14T13:14:30+10:00November 5th, 2019|Building Tips, Uncategorized|