Building Advice

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Achieving Sustainable Living

Considering the environment and sustainability in your house design is something that will not only make your home feel great, but will also reduce your day to day running costs. A comprehensive way of achieving this is through correct orientation and by implementing a design that is solar passive. Ensuring the design has inclusions that […]


Construction Methods

Over the years, we have compiled a wide range of home designs that utilise a wide range of materials. We are not constrained by conventional wisdom but will mix and integrate materials to achieve an outcome. Reverse brick veneer for aesthetics and energy efficiency. Clay brick for romance. Corrugated metal, weather boards and coloured renders […]


Reverse Brick Veneer

Reverse Brick Veneer is a thermally dynamic form of construction. It has the advantages of the aesthetics of a framed home and improved thermal efficiency over double brick. The mass of the brickwork moderates the internal temperature while the external lining provides the waterproofing to the home. Insulation between the external wall and the brickwork, […]


Rammed Earth

This is produced using a mix of soil and cement to obtain an impervious wall. It is built onsite, using formwork to hold the compacted material while it hardens. It is a single layer impervious wall. Although it sounds environmentally positive there are some real issues. Because of the high level of mass and the […]


Double Clay Brick and Slab on Ground

Double Clay Brick and Slab on Ground is the most conventional method of construction in WA. There is a cavity between the outside layer of brick and the inside layer so that moisture doesn’t penetrate into the home. The external layer is either in a face brick or can be a utility brick that is […]