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A practical guide to building, renovating and living sustainably in New Zealand today.

Everything you need to know to build, renovate or just live in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.

With loads of inspirational photographs of New Zealand homes, this book is packed full of practical and accessible information.

It presents the modern home by moving from room to room, to look at structural materials, furnishings and general life hacks to improve your personal green-star rating. As well as the living spaces (kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, office, living area, utility rooms and outdoor areas) it also looks at the wider issues - why make an eco home at all? Also covered are: principles of sustainable building, choosing a property, building a team of professionals, foundations and floors, the structure and the shell.

In a compact and colourful package, this book is both entertaining and informative. A must-have for all people with an eco-conscience.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143771531

    September 3, 2018

    Penguin

    RRP $45.00

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