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A Guide to Sustainable Housing

An architect, a builder and an energy rater walked into the Home Show to discuss sustainable housing. In this rare talk, Monica Vandenberg from tiny house enterprise, Nestd, picked the brains of three pre-fab professionals. Nestd is the charity giving 100% profits to Kids Under Cover. [caption id="attachment_8820" align="aligncenter" width="500"]...

5 Tiny Homes Without Wheels

Social enterprise Nestd is reinventing the tiny house without the wheel. Remember the remarkable Peak tiny home launched at the Melbourne Home Show? This architecturally designed home (below) raised the bar for passive technology, smart storage and pristine angles. Nestd is the charity giving 100% profits to Kids Under Cover....

Explore Your Floor Plan in VR

The Home Show is already known for modern technology and design; Property Start 360 bolstered that claim with their virtual reality (VR) approach to traditional floor plans. The term VR is often thrown around these days. Everyone is trying to capitalise on the exciting new tech. Yet, past the impressive...

Food for thought when building a new home

For many individuals embarking on the journey of building a new home can seem like a mammoth undertaking and very overwhelming. Homes are no longer built for space and practicality alone, they reflect and express who we are, how we like to live, our social and environmental conscience and our...

Energy efficiency tips to save you money

Are you planning to build a new home in Perth? With our harsh summer climate, it can be tough to keep energy costs down in summer, while also keeping your home warm in winter. While initially building a home can be expensive, we have put together some tips to create...

Why use a landscape architect?

Almost everyone dreams about building their own home. With what seems like endless list of selections, layouts and cost variations building can be a long, daunting process. Whilst it may seem too early and perhaps unnecessary to think about landscaping, you can never start to consider and plan your outdoor...

Top 5 house design tips

For new or first time home builders, designing the home of your dreams can seem daunting. However, a good builder will guide you through this process, providing recommendations that will suit your block, lifestyle and budget. Here are some key things to remember before you start the designing process. Design...

Buying a New Roof

Renovations, extensions and builds can be extremely exciting. Whether it’s for your home or your office, there’s so much to consider and so many decisions to make. When weighing up decisions, one of the most important elements will be your roof. After all, a roof is the thing that’s going...

DIY Tips For Building a Kit Home

Ready to take the plunge and build your first kit home? Paal Kit Homes shares their top tips for making the process simple and stress-free! Choose a home design that is appropriate to the size and setting of your block. Generous acreage with an expansive outlook, for example, deserves a...

Why Choose LED Lighting Fixtures?

Those looking into lighting solutions for a living space will likely be confronted with making a decision between LED lighting and conventional lighting. LED lighting, which stands for light emitting diodes, is essentially a long-lasting and efficient form of lighting. It is quickly becoming the preferred lighting choice in homes,...

Smaller Smarter Homes

The growing trend of efficient and simple design is gaining momentum post-GFC. The emphasis on clever design, functionality and liveability is finally the main focus of the home owner. Builders with foresight are now tackling well organized floor plans with minimum wasted space to dove-tale with the movement towards smaller...

How to Avoid Common Floor Plan Errors

So you have worked hard with your builder and finally selected the new home you love. Everything is on track and the time has come to review your floorplans. Any errors at this point can be costly and difficult to live with later. Once you receive your plans it is...