It’s funny how fast technology moves ahead – and how things considered strange or unusual just five or ten years ago are now becoming the norm today.
It's certainly the case when it comes to building houses. We now have a huge range of modern building materials available to us that can make building a house take a fraction of the amount of time it once did.
So why then in Perth are we still using ancient building methods to build our homes? I’m talking about brick. Surely there is a more efficient, smarter way to build. You only have to go look at a new housing estate to see how slow it can be to build a house by laying brick after brick. In Perth, it still seems like brick is the only way to build a new house – whereas the rest of Australia has already realised the benefits of building smarter through the use of framed construction.
STEEL FRAMED AND THERMALLY EFFICIENT: Two stunning new, modern, custom-designed homes by Matt Buckley Designs. Photos by Crib Creative.
But even if Perth is taking a bit longer to catch up, the good news is that these days SO many more home owners are not just genuinely interested in how we can design new houses that are more sustainable, or...