Fair dinkum wood: Locally sourced ecologically sustainable timber

Fair dinkum wood: Locally sourced ecologically sustainable timber

CERES Fair Wood has established itself as an honest broker, linking people seeking environmentally and socially responsible timber with small local farm foresters and salvage sawmillers who can struggle to find a market for their resource. While still small in scale, could this social enterprise’s local ‘chain of custody’ approach become a new model for sustainably sourced timber?

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Cradle to cradle

Cradle to cradle

Thanks to the choice of materials and construction techniques, this comfortable family house in western Victoria is almost entirely recyclable.

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Star-stuck? How to make the most of house energy ratings

Star-stuck? How to make the most of house energy ratings

House energy ratings are critically important for improving the quality and comfort of Australian homes – and yet many of us don’t really understand them. We look at the way ratings work in practice and how to interpret their documentation.

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