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"At first I was enchanted by off-grid living. But the hardships quickly became apparent"

Off-grid living isn’t a walk in the park by any means… But we can certainly adopt sustainable practices into our modern day lives. Every bit..

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The insulation you use doesn’t have to be pink. If you want a more natural alternative to insulate your home, check out our guide to insulation..

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Of dubious taste, but funny…

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France to launch competition to design a new spire for Notre-Dame

They want the new design to be “adapted to the techniques and challenges of our era”. https://bit.ly/2GtRMgb

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Auckland couple's legal wrangle to get driveway, fences, landscaping with 'affordable house'

This is outrageous and a valuable lesson for anyone building. Do your homework – make sure you have a contract and read it before signing it…

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Days like this…

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Personal Property Securities Register

The Companies office is about to do a push to the construction industry for the PPRS scheme – the Personal Property Securities Register. This..

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Building System Legislative Reform Programme public consultation | Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Minister @JennySalesa and MBIE have released their plans for revamping the 2004 Building Act here… There’s a bold mix of regulatory, structural..

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We’re hearing lots of reports of slowdowns happening, across architects, builders and merchants, and we’re getting confirmation from others in..

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Hemp is the New Oak: America’s First Hemp “Wood” Factory is Being Built

The building material of the future…

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New Government and industry plan aims to fix construction sector's biggest problems

Ok Quick first take: 1. Lots of well meaning admirable objectives which acknowledge those things are not being met; 2. Govt procurement and ‘whole..

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The Hidden Air Pollution in Our Homes

Something else to consider when building your home. What kind of chemicals are the products you’ve used emitting…? The Hidden Air Pollution..

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We search the world so you don’t have to, and we get your peers to explain their thinking and inspiration. Purchase hard copies of our Building..

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The popularity of prefabricated transportable homes are on the rise as people look for more affordable homes. Read more here https://bit.ly/2WynldM

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Cost of fixing botched EQC repairs tipped to top $1 billion

Who gets to pay for this? The wrong people unfortunately… http://nzh.tw/12216930

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Scientists turn carbon dioxide back into coal

Carbon dioxide could be removed from the atmosphere and stored as a solid in a bid to manage climate change, using a new technique pioneered..

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Building a home from scratch is no easy feat, but we’re here to help. Check our website to make sure you’ve got everything you need to build..

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Sound-Absorbing Wall Tiles Made From Colorful Hexagonal “Wood Wool”

Clever, functional and stylish too!

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Miró Rivera Architects designs Hill Country House as sustainable prototype in rural Texas

This build is a prototype for a sustainable off-grid community in the countryside. https://bit.ly/2UVYTTa

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