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Supporting the Salvos

Each year,  Shadforth Lythgo has the privilege of supporting the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal Breakfast on the Sunshine Coast. This year was another great event with over 300 people attending to show their support for the Appeal - our local community in action. The local Salvation Army offers much-needed support to the Coast's most [...]

2019-05-16T13:44:41+00:00May 16th, 2019|Bathroom design, Uncategorized|

Sponsoring our very own Lego Masters!

With Lego Masters taking to the screen and having most of us watching on in awe, we thought you’d like to read about the recent success of our very own local Lego masters! Image Source: Facebook. The robotics team at Chancellor State College - the RoboRoyals - recently returned from Texas, where they [...]

2019-05-13T13:54:53+00:00May 13th, 2019|Sponsorship|

Broken plan living – the best of both worlds

There’s a transitional movement in home design – broken plan living. This is a combo of open plan layout and creatively designed separate living areas. The idea is that we can have the best of both worlds - lots of open space as well as elements of privacy, with the freedom to create as much [...]

2019-04-29T16:35:20+00:00April 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

5 principles for a sustainable construction

Every building material comes at some environmental cost, but there are principles that can guide you towards choices that reduce your environmental footprint, while being cost-effective and increasing the liveability of your home. Environmental choices can definitely be a win win. Award-winning Kailiani Beach Houses - designed by Andrew Bock Architects and built by [...]

2019-04-11T16:29:55+00:00April 11th, 2019|Building Design Tips|

5 questions you should ask your prospective builder

Building a home is an important undertaking, involving lots of decision-making and planning. Choosing the right builder is probably the most crucial ingredient in getting the end-result you want. Image: Cade Mooney. There are some obvious indicators to look for: professionalism, transparency and excellent communication skills are vital. But what else do you [...]

2019-03-23T11:36:29+00:00March 23rd, 2019|Building Tips|

Construction breakthroughs: innovation and technology

Construction is experiencing incredible breakthroughs in innovation and technology. Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and advances in sustainable architecture are paving the way for a revolution of energy-efficient, affordable and accessible construction. Here’s some of the exciting trends to watch out for in 2019 - Innovation in Building Materials Building materials are getting all kinds of [...]

2019-03-01T15:35:25+00:00March 1st, 2019|Building Innovation|

Exciting building innovation in Brisbane: world’s tallest timber skyscraper

Australia’s tallest engineered timber office building is now open for business. The building by Lendlease, is situated on King Street and is a part of the $2.9 billion renewal of the Brisbane Showgrounds precinct in Fortitude Valley. It is also the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper and is the latest on Australia’s list of building innovations. [...]

2019-02-13T11:06:50+00:00February 13th, 2019|Building Innovation|

Place making: Intentional Design for Communities

Place making is what it sounds like; creating a place that promotes health, happiness and general well-being for the communities that live there. Place making by its very nature is intentional. It is the process of designing and building with the intention of enhancing the liveability and enjoyment of a place, using best-practice urban design [...]

2019-02-01T13:58:46+00:00February 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|