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The Building Sustainability Index, or BASIX, is a set of requirements set out by our State Government to ensure all NSW residential dwellings are energy and water-efficient. Their overall goal is to reach a 40% reduction in greenhouse gases, water consumption and the energy used for ther ..

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We know we go on about the design, styles and features of our doors (http://www.wideline.com.au/products/doors) (who could blame us!) but we also believe that the hardware – the handles, locks and hinges – are every bit as important. Wideline Showrooms have a wide variety of handle and lo ..

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If architectural trends for 2021 have anything in common, it’s the reflection of social trends. The 2020 lockdown has fundamentally changed the way we live in our homes. Society in general seems to be yearning for simplicity and sanctuary, and a closer connection to family and nature.  ..

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Image: Baxter Homes Do rising energy costs and global warming get you hot and bothered? Well, you’re going to love our cool natural ventilation solutions. Going natural is not only a better choice for our planet than air conditioners, it’s absolutely free, and it makes keeping your home ..

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Is it possible to have a home that is naturally well-lit and ventilated, and makes the most of the local climate to maintain a consistent temperature all year round? If you’re lucky enough to be building a new home, the answer is yes! Climate-sensible building technologies such as Pass ..

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It’s often said that Australians live in the outdoors, but for many of us, outdoor entertaining is only possible if we skip down to the local park or head off to the beach. Thankfully, with modern resources making renovating more affordable, there are more ways than ever to create your very ..

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Former winner of The Block (with his brother Shannon) and DIY demon Simon Vos is bringing a slice of California to his home at Coffs Harbour. Being a plumber by trade and DIY king, Simon will be taking on most of the work himself - learning everything from how to make his own bath to pouring ..

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Make an Impressive Entrance As the old saying goes, “you only have one chance to create a first impression”, and your front entry really is the first impression your visitors have of your home. In fact, it is the first, and the last thing you see when you pass through the front door, so it pay ..

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Bring the outside in all year round Building your new home or renovating according to Biophilic design principles can turn an ordinary house into an elegant showpiece and improve your quality of life. Imagine a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows framing a stunning panoramic view. It may b ..

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By design, louvre windows (http://www.wideline.com.au/products/louvre-windows) are the most efficient window option available when it comes to making the most of breezes and natural ventilation. Wideline has just released a brand new standard in louvre windows, the Ascend40 which combi ..

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