home design

Exactly what is air tightness in a passive house?

  • Posted on: 16 January 2015
  • By: Jennifer

Last night I attended a talk and documentary presentation by Ben Adam-Smith (twitter:@BenAdamSmith) about the Future of Housing and how air tightness can help. The talk was hosted by the Australian Passive House Association. 

Ben is a podcast producer for House Planning Help (twitter: @Houseplanhelp) a UK based organisation that offers people all sorts of information to assist them in building a better home.  We all know this is something very close to my heart...

What the papers won't tell you about the Oxley 26

  • Posted on: 11 January 2015
  • By: Jennifer

Yesterday I grabbed a copy of the Daily Telegraph’s Home lift out included in the Saturday paper. I hadn’t looked at this for a while so I thought it might be useful. Upon browsing I found all sorts of fun stuff including how to deal with a slopey backyard, a New York apartment decorated to the nines and a little piece on being at home with Jules Sebastian. Then there was the review of a new home design where what's left out can make a big difference...