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Feb
Can we live at home while it is rebuilt?

Staying at home will save a lot of money on rent, the hassles of moving, or of putting up with your in-laws. It is a great way to appreciate daily construction progress and to get to know the tradesmen who are creating your new place. However…

A building site is hazardous. Even the tidiest site will have small sharp objects on the ground, power tools and climbable scaffolding. It is an unacceptable workplace, health and safety risk for your builder, should anything happen to your child. Unless you can guarantee that you can completely separate off the construction zone with its own access, don’t even consider it.

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21
Jan
Renovation architects: What do we really do?

Don’t feel like you’re the only one wondering, “What exactly is a renovation architect?” It’s not a service used as regularly as your traditional architect or a builder, but it certainly fits a niche for people looking to renovate with care and forethought.

We live an age where home owners are looking to keep the original heritage of their properties, but update them for modern practicalities. That’s where renovation architects come in.

It’s not a service used as regularly as your traditional architect or a builder, but it certainly fits a niche for people looking to renovate with care and forethought.

We live an age where home owners are looking to keep the original heritage of their properties, but update them for modern practicalities. That’s where renovation architects come in.

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15
Dec
Building and Renovating for Energy Efficiency

There is a lot of talk about how to be environmentally sustainable in construction. There are technological fixes and devices. However more energy is used living in the building, than was ever used to create it. It turns out that choosing solar hot water, low energy light fittings, and running air conditioning from PV cells reduces the need for extra power stations.

The basic principles are best summarised in the government website

The house should be zoned to suit the orientation. This is where beautiful, liveable places start. In Brisbane our pattern of climate suits a home like this.

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