Across my career I’ve worked on plenty of office fitouts for tenant and building refurbishments for landlords. More recently, and for good reason, the question I keep hearing from both parties is this “Can you make sure that our project is an energy efficient as possible? …. But not so green that it costs the earth”.
Well, that’s not actually too difficult… Let’s talk about the landlord side of the equation first. Normally city buildings are owned by real estate investment trusts or otherRead more →
In so many of the projects we have worked on over the last three years there has been a recognition by the client or the designer that ‘new for old’ isn’t necessarily the best thing for their project. Whether that’s because of the client’s brand message, or the design aesthetic or the environmental benefits of recycling, the trend is on the rise.
As a builder and a quasi craftsman, I have to confess to a personal love for the way we get to reuse timber. And what’s more is that the older the original building we are working in, the more of the stuff there is to get our hands on.Read more →