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“We are passionate about helping you create a beautiful, healthy, comfortable, functional & sustainable home (& life!) you love, that doesn’t cost the earth”

- Talina Edwards

This is an archive of all our Elemental Design Advice - our eco tips to help you design and build your sustainable home! Each one is a blog post - just click the link for more information.

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Elemental Design Advice 01: DEFINING SUSTAINABILITY

"Sustainable design is about comfort, healthier homes, saving money and saving earth’s

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Elemental Design Advice 02: TRUE SUSTAINABILITY

"I love the analogy that for house to be truly sustainable, it should be like a tree"

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Elemental Design Advice 03: BEFORE YOU START

"Have a clear idea of WHY you want to build/extend. Ask what is your biggest dream & your greatest

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Elemental Design Advice 04: SITE SELECTION

"When choosing your site, ensure you undertake a holistic site analysis & understand all the opportunities and constraints."

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Elemental Design Advice 05: DESIGN FOR CLIMATE

“Ensure your home is designed for your local climate, throughout the seasons and into the future."

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Elemental Design Advice 06: DESIGN FOR COMFORT

“We like 21 degrees Celsius to be comfortable - design your home to achieve this all year"

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Elemental Design Advice 07: PASSIVE SOLAR DESIGN

"Ensure your design takes advantage of the climate to maintain a comfortable temperature range in the home."

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Elemental Design Advice 08: ORIENTATION

"Understand the sun’s movement across your site throughout the day/year, and design to take advantage of it." 

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Elemental Design Advice 09: INSULATION

“A well-insulated home is like an esky - where you have more control over the temperature inside."