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Author Archives: Sonia Constandelos


What’s in your Cleaning Products? A guide to healthy cleaning.

Stop for a moment and have a think about the cleaning products under your sink. Would you be able to list the key ingredients? If you're anything like us, and 99 per cent of other people we've asked, the answer is probably no. Doesn’t this blow your mind?! The majority...

Borrowing for Renovation & Building

Part One – borrowing for minor renovations: ​ When you’re doing some work around the house that’s not really ‘construction’, these are often referred to as ‘minor’ or ‘cosmetic’ works.  That’s not to say they’re cheap of course! Hence the common requirement to borrow money, adding to home loan borrowings....

Why Use an Architect?

Imagine a design uniquely yours emerging from those first tentative sketches on the back of an envelope; an architectural solution which encompasses your lifestyle, your environment, and your dreams; a design cognisant of energy efficiency and sustainability which considers maintenance and total life cycle costs. Awareness of aesthetics, of composition,...

Spa Pool Buyers Guide

If you are in the market for a spa pool, there are a number of things to consider when choosing the best spa for you. 1. RUNNING COSTS - Don't get caught paying excessive power bills to run your spa, particularly in the cooler months when you keep it warm....

Think Engineer. Think RPEQ.

When you start thinking about the development or construction of your new home – multi-story or low-set – or maintenance and upgrades of an existing asset, the first consideration should be the team that will deliver a compliant and quality building. When you buy a new car there is an...

Architects are more than just designers – and provide services that go far beyond drawings

Recent events have emphasized the necessity of quality built environments for all. Sustainable and resilient buildings that allow positive human experiences and enhance the way our homes support family and individuals are ever more important in the light of recent flooding events and global pandemics. Working with an architect means...

Home Trends in 2022

Looking toward a post-pandemic world, future home trends will see more of a focus than ever before on practicality and adaptability inside our homes. As we take a deep breath and process our new routines, we will be sharing our top tips for future home trends. In 2022 and beyond,...