Architect vs Building Designer

What’s the difference between an Architect and a Building Designer? This is a question I’m often asked, after a quick search on the net you’ll see there’s a lot of conflicting information. Architects say that you should hire them because they’re more qualified. While Building Designers argue that you should hire them because they can do the same, […]

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What’s the Best Kitchen Layout?

Choosing the right kitchen layout for your home is an important decision that’s worth getting right. While there’s no “one size fits all” with kitchen layouts there are a few things you should consider that will help you choose the best kitchen layout for your home. Good Kitchen Layouts for Small to Medium Kitchens Some example […]

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A Guide to Energy Efficient House Design

An energy efficient house is simply one that uses less energy than an average home. This is good for the environment, reduces your bills and makes your home more comfortable all year round. An energy efficient house design can be broken down in three main categories: Passive Design, Energy & Water. In this article I’ll briefly […]

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Should You Build a Paved Courtyard or a Timber Deck

You’ve decided you’re ready to improve your outdoor space with the addition of a paved courtyard, timber deck, or both. How do you decide? This article shares several important considerations when choosing what type of surfaces and structures to add to your backyard to create an outdoor living or entertaining space Construction Costs Paved courtyards […]

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