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Affordable housing Byron Bay Shire

On 08, Aug 2013 | 2 Comments | In Northern Rivers | By Rob Acton

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Affordable Housing is a hot topic Byron Bay Shire

Affordable housing was on the agenda for the Byron Shire Council in 2011.  It was then that they voted to relax the rules substantially to encourage growth in the shire for this sector.
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Straw bale versus Rammed Earth Home

On 26, Jul 2013 | One Comment | In Construction | By Rob Acton

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Straw bale building construction

There are advantages and disadvantages to building with straw bale from a building design perspective. It is good practise to weigh up all the pros and cons before deciding on a building method even it it seems like an eco friendly idea.

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Earth Homes using Rammed Earth Construction

On 18, Jul 2013 | One Comment | In Construction | By Rob Acton

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Why Rammed Earth Construction?

When you look closely at earth homes, you’ll notice faint lines and marks on the surface. These are part of the story of rammed earth and come straight from the form boards used in the construction process.
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