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.

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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.

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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.

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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 sustainability

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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.

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You can take advantage of these opportunities by purchasing an otherwise challenging block and gaining a Development Approval from council for a design solution that will suit.  Often purchasers do not want the hassle or cannot see solutions to the problematic blocks – through gaining an approval, this can lift the value of the block when on-sold.

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