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Energy Efficient Homes In Australia

Don’t those words sound sweet, especially this time of year when most of us are fretting about our winter energy bills. If only Builder’s were thinking about energy efficient homes 100 years ago… or even 50 years ago… forget that, how about 20 years ago! Twas the year...

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Tips To Making An Energy Efficient Home

Don’t make the biggest investment of your life without thinking about this. When you buy a car you consider the mileage per tank. When you buy a fridge you look at how many star energy ratings it has. When you purchase, build or renovate a home do you consider the...

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Don’t Miss Our Feature In Sanctuary Magazine!

G'day, We have to share the latest issue of Sanctuary magazine (their 50th issue) with you. It features two of our favourite sustainable home builds from 2018 in Clifton Hill. Revisiting these two incredible homes brings back some great memories of this project and...

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Our Latest Renovation Has People in a Frenzy!

It’s clear to say we’re not all on Instagram, so some of you may have missed out on the frenzy over one of our latest projects. - People are loving it all over the world! That’s why I decided to share it with you here. This is a gorgeous little renovation above a shop...

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From Project Manager to Site Manager

We changed one thing in 2019 which had an enormous impact on our performance as a sustainable building company. After beginning as a sustainable, building company in 2014 we structured the way most builders do with a Project manager running multiple sites. We quickly...

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Don’t renovate your Home unless you absolutely have to

This has gone on too long! The age of ignorance MUST come to an end. It’s obvious we’re seeing the early stages of a world like we’ve never known. Extreme temperatures all over the world The Arctic circle has seen the worst fires on record. We’re seeing the Amazon...

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How important are the materials in my home?

How important are the materials my home is built from are as sustainably sourced as possible? For the sustainable nerds only. For nerds ONLY. ALERT, ALERT, Captain obvious here! Did you know your home is built from a whole bunch of materials like timber, steel and...

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Journey Of An Eco Hero Pt.2

Are you ready to take the leap? Well, not so much a leap but a step into the wonderful world of sustainable design. If you are, you’re going to have to work for it. But, trust me, it’ll be worth it! You’ve come so far, you’ve read so many Home style magazines, you’re...

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Journey Of An Eco Hero Pt.1

It’s a hell of a journey for a person going through the process of building or renovating a home, even more so when you’re like us and trying to be considerate to the planet at the same time. Below we’ve outlined the journey of someone taking serious action and how...

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No.1 Rule Of A Sustainable Home

There’s so much contention around the topic of what really is ‘sustainable’ in home building... Is it the material used to build the home? Is it the energy efficiency of the home? Or, is it the use of second hand and recycled materials? While there are arguments for...

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Why We’ve Decided To Only Build Renovations & Extensions

SHM was founded in 2014 to build sustainable homes that have less impact on our planet, simple as that. Over the years we’ve refined that mission and our understanding of what we do best has come to speak for itself. We‘ve made the decision to commit ourselves to...

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We’ve started a charity!

It’s been a while since you guys heard from us. That’s because we’ve been working on something very special and now is the time to unveil it. Most of you will know Sustainable Homes Melbourne was built from the ground up in Brunswick, Victoria. Beginning in February...

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