Recently in the media, there has been a lot of backlash about a “smashed avo” article and housing affordability for young people. This post examines what the housing affordability issues are, as well as the perspectives of various generations on the same issue to ask this question -when is it the best time to buyRead More
With the next step being recognition of experience in the construction industry, Whitehouse Concepts will soon be able to offer both design, project management and construction of residential homes. This will truly make us a one stop shop for all residential construction work allowing us to offer clients to work through their entire design; right through all council approval, then engineering, construction and project management to completion of their project.Read More
Windows and glass doors are some of the most important parts of any residential design. When done right, they open up the views, provide natural lighting, while minimising heat and cold energy loss as well as maintaining privacy and blocking noise. All this can only be achieve through a balance between glass size, type, frames, height, orientation and shading.Read More
Sustainability is a concept that has gone mainstream, however our use of natural resources has risen since the introduction of the term in the 1980s. Today humanity uses equivalent to 1.6 of the Earth’s resources, with predictions by 2030 we’ll be using two Earths to support us. And, we’ve only got one.Read More
Thank you to all that came along for the Open House Day, we had just under 90 visitors attending this national event and interested in what is possible with sustainable living at our Sustainable Country Styled Home.Read More
This Sunday 11th September, our Design as well as some of Australia’s most environmentally progressive homes will be open for show as part of the Sustainable House Day. This unique peer to peer education is a valuable resource for anyone looking for inspiration, ideas and the key to sustainable living.Read More
A lecturer once told me that when asking her students to design a household to become more sustainable, students would immediately pick out the technological elements for change e.g. solar panels, thermal insulation and efficient lighting. It is only at second thought do they realise that sustainable behaviour practices play just as much of a role in sustainabilityRead More
If your block of land isn’t a flat standard surface, or in a unique location – you may run into difficulties, thus here are some tips to help you with project homes.Read More
Project homes are rolling out almost everywhere across Australia. Depending on the price point of a land release, sometimes whole streets can be developed by a single project home company with a single design.
Project homes are cost effective, but as a purchaser, you need to ensure that you are getting what you asked for.
Do granny flats add value to your home? The short answer is typically not, but they do add cash flow. The problem with granny flat additions comes when you re-sell your home to non-investors.Read More