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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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For your viewing only!

Hello to the SHM community. It’s a pleasure serving you and thank you for being part of our larger vision to create amazing homes that tread lightly on our environment. We’ve been running over 4 years now and built some amazing homes for some great people. We’d like...

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Avoid this mistake

When designing a new home or renovation, a family’s biggest nightmare is spending months (or even years) working through the creative design process, falling in love with the home on paper. Then send your documentation out to builders only to get prices back way over...

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Only the beginning

I remember the days of walking around Princes Hill admiring all the building sites and beautiful homes being built in the area (nerdy, I know)... This was the beginnings of SHM. Michael and I were two young men without much of a clue about business or how to market a...

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Can you build value in what you already have?

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...

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