Building materials

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Build fast – and green

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

The Quickshack showcases all the eco- and price-benefits of modular homes, using less resources and creating less waste.

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Hemp high

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Ditching its drug rep, hemp’s many applications are touted as an antidote to some of our most eco-intensive products and materials.

Earthship

Sustainable homes for Earth

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Looking like something Tolkein’s hobbits would reside in, the quirky Earthship homes are in fact some of the greenest kinds of abodes around.

HIA Build Green

HIA BuildGreen Expo

31 May - 3 June (Sydney), & 16 - 19 August (Melbourne), 2012

Power prices are expected to double within the next five years, and water charges too are forecast to increase substantially. The HIA BuildGreen Expo brings together over 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest trends in green renovation, building, furnishing, home improvements, and outdoor living. Visit the expo to discover new products and services to retro-fit your existing home or build a new “green” home. Learn how you can save hundreds off your water and electricity bills and reduce your carbon footprint. Discover sustainable building, green renovations, water saving devices and energy saving appliances. Running twice a year alongside the Herald Sun home Show in Melbourne and the Sydney HIA Home Show, the HIA BuildGreen Expo has everything you need to give your home a 6-star energy rating!

G has 20 double passes to give away to the Melbourne event in August! Just email us your best tip for greening your home to competitions@gmagazine.com.au by Monday 13th August.

Where: Darling Drive, Darling Harbour, Sydney. Door 5, 2 Clarendon Street, Southbank, Melbourne.
When: 10am - 7pm, 31 May - 3 June (Sydney); & 10am – 6pm (except Friday 17 until 9pm) 16 - 19 August (Melbourne), 2012.
Cost: Sydney show: $14 general admission ($18 at show), $14 concession ($15 at show), kids under 18 free. **SPECIAL OFFER FOR G MAGAZINE READERS: Buy online and quote code "G-Mag" to buy a half price ticket for the Sydney and Melbourne shows! Click here to purchase.
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Ask G: uPVC frames

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Are uPVC window frames really better than wood?

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