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Only the beginning

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...
Can you build value in what you already have?

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...
Take the Energy Crisis into your own hands.

Take the Energy Crisis into your own hands.

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...
Help or Hinder?

Help or Hinder?

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...
Getting back to basics!

Getting back to basics!

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...
Spring is (almost) on it’s way!

Spring is (almost) on it’s way!

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...

10 Things you must know before building a sustainable home

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