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‘Resale’ Drives Boring Home Design
Residential
Friday April 5 2019

‘Resale’ Drives Boring Home Design

Back around the 1950s, an era of innovation was unleashed as the design of many new homes in Australia broke away from the restrictions of a...

Australia Must Built Heat Resistant Homes
Architecture
Friday January 11 2019

Australia Must Built Heat Resistant Homes

Around Australia, much effort has been afforded to building homes which stay warm in winter and minimise energy costs. Less attention has been given to heat...

Overcoming the Cost Barrier to Asbestos Removal in Australia
Residential
Wednesday October 10 2018

Overcoming the Cost Barrier to Asbestos Removal in Australia

If you want to know about costs associated with asbestos in residential premises, you only have to ask the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government.

Australia Needs Tougher Home Energy Efficiency Standards
Green
Friday March 16 2018

Australia Needs Tougher Home Energy Efficiency Standards

Since the last upgrade to residential energy efficiency requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) in 2010, power bills have soared and technologies and design options...

5 Reasons Why Passive House Isn’t a Silver Bullet
Green
Wednesday January 10 2018

5 Reasons Why Passive House Isn’t a Silver Bullet

Passive House is pretty hot (pun intended) in the design/built environment world at the moment, but there are some aspects of the building, site and precinct...

Buyers and Tenants Left in Cold on Energy Disclosure
Residential
Thursday January 4 2018

Buyers and Tenants Left in Cold on Energy Disclosure

Do a search on real estate sites for rental properties in the growing Melbourne outer-west suburb of Werribee and you are served up with up to...

Many Balconies Will Fail Prematurely
Residential
Wednesday November 8 2017

Many Balconies Will Fail Prematurely

Lax and unspecified regulations put far too many home owners at risk due to faulty materials and work on their balconies.

Is a Carbon Zero Utopia Just Around the Corner?
Energy
Tuesday July 4 2017

Is a Carbon Zero Utopia Just Around the Corner?

Increasing anxiety about energy prices, power blackouts forcing us to question energy security, and disunity around the commitments made in Paris make it easy to be...

Housing Affordability: Not Just a Young Person’s Problem
Residential
Thursday June 15 2017

Housing Affordability: Not Just a Young Person’s Problem

It’s hard to have a discussion about housing affordability without the focus turning immediately to the plight of millennials and to a lesser extent Gen Y.

Residential
20 Mar, 2018
100 Homes and Properties Lost in NSW Fire

Tathra residents were extremely unlucky strong winds pushed a bushfire into the heart of their township, destroying almost 100 homes, cabins and caravans on the NSW...

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