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‘Severely Unaffordable!’ Sydney’s Housing Nightmare Laid-bare in New Survey

Posted: January 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Renovation Planning | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on ‘Severely Unaffordable!’ Sydney’s Housing Nightmare Laid-bare in New Survey

Sydney's Housing Nightmare Laid-bare in New Survey

Sydney’s housing is rated less affordable than global metropolises New York and London in a report that paints a dire picture for the city’s middle-income earners :: Read the full article »»»»


Mining Town House Passed in at Auction in Million Dollar Dive …sign of the times?

Posted: February 9th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Renovation Planning | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Mining Town House Passed in at Auction in Million Dollar Dive …sign of the times?

Mining Town House Passed in at Auction in Million Dollar Dive, sign of the times
A house in the Western Australian mining town of Port Hedland has been passed in at auction for $360,000 after it was bought four years ago for $1.3 million.

The three-bedroom, one-bathroom fibro and iron house was built in the 1960s :: Read the full article »»»»


Australian Property Mogul Becomes Biggest Single Investor in New York Home Market

Posted: December 8th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Business News, Renovation Planning | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Australian Property Mogul Becomes Biggest Single Investor in New York Home Market

Aussie Property Mogul Becomes Biggest Single Investor in the Big Apple

An Australian businessman’s investment fund has divided locals after amassing hundreds of properties and becoming the largest single investor in family homes in the New York region.

Over the past three years, Alan Dixon’s fund has spent $610 million on residential property, buying nearly 600 houses and making his company the biggest investor in single family homes in New York.

Mr Dixon’s fund buys historic houses, many of them abandoned or rundown. They buy them cheap, renovate them, and turn them into luxury homes which command top dollar on the rental market.

The purchases are made entirely in cash, and real estate broker Victoria Hagman said Mr Dixon’s all-cash deals are driving up prices :: Read the full article »»»»


Researchers warn ‘Treeless’ Suburbs Put People’s Health at Risk

Posted: December 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Indeep Media, Renovation Planning | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Researchers warn ‘Treeless’ Suburbs Put People’s Health at Risk

Researchers warn 'Treeless' Suburbs Put People's Health at Risk

Urban planners and researchers warn increasing housing density in Australian cities must not be at the expense of tree cover and its cooling benefits.

A pilot study done by a team from the University of Melbourne warned “treeless” outer suburbs were a risk to health and wellbeing :: Read the full article »»»»


Omer Haciomeroglu’s Clean Concrete Recycling Robot

Posted: December 1st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Renovation Planning | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Omer Haciomeroglu’s Clean Concrete Recycling Robot

Omer Haciomeroglu's Clean Concrete Recycling RobotConcrete has been used in construction for almost 3,000 years, it is THE most versatile building material on the planet, it’s also the least green. Our use of concrete in building is beyond extensive, by weight you’d need every other building material combined, then doubled to get even close to our reliance on this versatile composite.

The next most used substance on the planet is water, of which concrete also consumes an unhealthy amount of.

The main component of concrete is cement, the manufacture of which is one of the major contributors of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Cutting back on our use of cement and concrete is a hardship, the stuff is tough and relatively cheap compared with alternatives.

Recycling concrete is becoming much more common, in of itself however, it’s not such a green practice. Concrete demolition usually ends up with as much discarded landfill as recyclable product, and once concrete reaches the recycling yard it’s reprocessing takes almost as much energy as making the stuff from scratch.

Imagine a machine, a robot that could recycle concrete structures without all the heavy machinery, a single deconstruction  process. World meet Omer Haciomeroglu’s ERO Concrete De-construction Robot :: Read the full article »»»»