Winner Sustainability Award 2019 Blackburn Home

Double storey extension to a heritage home built by Algernon Elmore. Located in the leafy suburb of Blackburn, our project is a clever example of a heritage listed two bedroom cottage being transformed into a high energy efficient family house. Featuring sustainable...

Energy Cost Calculator

How can a renovation help to save money? Imagine the house’s external walls as a continuous shell, and every little gap you have in this shell will result in heat loss, or the other way around in summer. Hence, every time you stop this unwanted heat transfer, you can...

5.6 Stars: It’s not that hard

Now, after we have retrofitted the insulation and sealed all the gaps,  it’s time to look into other options on how to improve the energy efficiency. But also we want to optimise the floor plan. We think there is potential to utilise the floor area more...

0.8 Stars: Why is it so freezing in here?

When we bought the 2 bedroom unit in Vermont, we did know that there is no insulation, neither in the roof nor under the floor. We figured it would be quite cold inside. But when it got down to 5 degrees and lower, we knew that we really had to renovate, sooner rather...