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  • Can you build value in what you already have?

    Posted: December 6 2017

    Fortunate are those that find themselves on a parcel of land in urban Melbourne, even more fortunate are those that find themselves with an opportunity to build a second dwelling or even subdivide that land. There are so many benefits for us and the environment when downsizing or subdividing a parcel of land in an […]

  • Take the Energy Crisis into your own hands.

    Posted: November 6 2017

    At some point over the past few years we’ve all felt ripped off by our energy company. As hot a topic as our ‘energy crisis’ is nothing seems to be changing quickly. The latest solution from Malcolm Turnbull and his energy policy will see households save $2 per week within the next decade. Wowee Malcolm […]

  • Help or Hinder?

    Posted: October 6 2017

    The ever evolving way of Humankind. We used to live a far more sustainable way of life… Obviously! Long before the Industrial Age and Information Age our planet was in no risk of Global warming or being over consumed. In 2017 things are much different. Humans have become so intelligent and advanced in ways of […]

  • Getting back to basics!

    Posted: September 6 2017

    There’s so much new home technology it’s hard to keep up and very easy to get carried away. But let’s not forget about the basics of building great homes that tread lightly on our planet and your hip pocket. Of course we all want the latest gizmo or gadget for our home, we want our […]

  • Spring is (almost) on it’s way!

    Posted: August 6 2017

    Melburnians rejoice as Spring is (almost) upon us. As I look out my east facing office window I find the sun shining just that little bit higher and brighter. My mornings are now kept with the blind turned down. Thank the heavens Melbourne winter is nearly over! At the peak of winter I always wonder […]

  • You won’t believe how long we’ve known!

    Posted: February 6 2017

    In with the new, but the old won’t leave! So long has our world been rigid in the way we do things… It’s easy to see our reluctance to move on from fossil fuels and plastics, to invest in more efficient ways of doing things, for the long-term benefit of everyone. We refuse to acknowledge […]

  • Renovate or Procrastinate???

    Posted: January 6 2017

    The year that you finally get your dream home moving… You’ve had your holidays, reflected on the year gone and gazed into the crystal ball for the year ahead… But, have you made a decision whether or not 2017 will be your year to renovate or procrastinate??? You see what I did there?! The reason […]

  • How lucky can one man be?

    Posted: December 6 2016

    2016… What a year it’s been at Sustainable Homes Melbourne! Six jobs complete…. Eight projects running consistently… …and Five more to start early 2017… The sky’s the limit! From the time we started with an idea in 2013 to now preparing for a BIG 2017 we’ve come a helluva long way! There’s no doubt 2016 […]

  • Are you part of the Solution or the Problem?

    Posted: November 6 2016

    A good friend of mine, one of few property developers we’d work for, said something that was so obvious, yet hit me with a huge realization! Such a simple concept… “The homes we build will be with us a long time!” This seems as obvious as the leaves on a tree! But do people really […]

  • Functionality vs Thermal performance

    Posted: October 6 2016

      Don’t hang your hat on star ratings alone… It’s simple to measure the Thermal performance of a home with stars. It’s relatively simple to measure the Energy usage of people living in the home with money spent. But, what cannot be measured is the functionality of a home!   Functionality is a level of […]

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