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
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
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
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
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?
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
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.
The Pursuit of Excellence in Home Construction
Australian consumers are not being given information they need to make a responsible choice when buying a house.
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...