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Luxury modular homes are on the rise

The demand for luxury prefabricated and modular homes is on a meteoric rise in line with the awareness that prefab homes don’t have to be sub-par to conventional homes.  As written by the Wall Street Journal,   “manufactured homes are getting a luxe update, as more homeowners embrace prefabricated properties for their...

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Healthy Homes: Start with Indoor Air Quality

For most of the population, we spend an average of 90% of our time indoors, and the overwhelming majority of that is inside our own homes.  We think of our homes as a sanctuary so it might come as a shock to know that some of us are living in...

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Form Homes Perth

What is a passive house (PassivHaus)?

  Passive House (or PassivHaus) is essentially about high performance design that can be summarised by 5 principles or performance criteria.  The system ensures a design delivers very high performance and comfort for the lifetime of the building, pluging the “Performance Gap” often experienced in building operations.   It relies on building physics...

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transportable homes perth

What is a transportable home?

Building a new home is a big decision that requires meticulous planning and work.   However, with all the technologies and building methods available today, it's important to understand the differences between the types of homes you can build.   In Perth, homes have largely been constructed as double brick external walls and...

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stiebel eltron

Fresh Air Solutions

Originally posted on Stiebel Eltron here   Stiebel Eltron ventilation turned lifesaver for one Sydney family. In an all-too-common story of hidden damp, humidity and mould, the home space had become a concern for health, comfort, and quality of life.   A wet subfloor and minimal airflow meant areas of the home had become...

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Neuroarchitecture: What is it and why is it important?

Winston Churchill beautifully quotes, “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us,”.  For hundreds, if not, thousands of years, builders and architects instinctively understood that our spaces have the ability to influence us.   Historically, there wasn’t really a word for it but over the last few decades, a cutting edge field,...

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Small Home Builders Perth

The Future of Perth’s Sustainability

Cities like Perth draw humans to them like steel to a magnet. With increasing numbers of people pinning their hopes and fortunes on our city, there is a greater need than ever for Perth to improve its sustainability through the years. Sustainability means carefully managing all available resources so that we...

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Form Homes Perth

How to Save Energy in Your Home

The push is on to turn our households into energy efficient homes. It’s never been more top of mind thanks to some dramatic changes in our climate and the genuine realisation we can use less resources, save money and still live well. At Form Homes, we always begin with the outstanding green...

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Ancillary Homes

The Benefits of a Modular Home

We’re living in a golden age of modular homes. Also known as pre-fab homes, we at Form Homes prefer to call them pre-fab-ulous homes! Conceived in 1908 by American company Sears Roebuck and Co., it made architecturally-designed homes easier for everyone to attain. The modern-day modular design is built inside a factory,...

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Eco Modular Home Backyard

The Cutting Edge Eco-friendly Designs Of 2017

We all know how important it is to decrease our footprint on the environment. We know how to do it with our water consumption, rubbish disposal and carbon emissions, but what about your home? We have a few tips and tricks to help make your home more environmentally friendly using...

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