Renovators interested in style, value for money and environmental sustainability can now turn to a new, free guide for practical advice and tips.
"The Your Home Renovator's Guide is a useful and practical resource for all Australian renovators, helping them to make informed decisions about sustainable design and product features," said David Trewin, Manager Business Partnerships, Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW.
"To make your home healthier and more comfortable, there are tips on how to keep warmer in winter and cooler in summer – without the need for expensive heating or air conditioning.
"The Guide includes a checklist for each stage of the renovating process and a set of briefing sheets on how you can give clear instructions to architects and tradespeople."
The Renovator's Guide has been developed by the Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW along with the Australian Government's Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts; the Building Commission, Victoria; Sustainability Victoria; Environmental Protection Agency, Queensland; Department of Housing and Works, Western Australia; ACT Planning and Land Authority; and Moreland Energy Foundation, Victoria.
It joins the Your Home Buyer's Guide, launched last year to help people building a new home to think about making their home sustainable.
Save money and the environment
- Download your copy of the Your Home Renovator's Guide or Your Home Buyer's Guide now from the Our Environment, it's a living thing website.
- For existing home owners, rebates for installing a rainwater tank, ceiling insulation or enviro-friendly washing machine or hot water system are available from the NSW Government's Climate Change Fund.
- Visit the Our Environment – it's a living thing website for more ways to live sustainably at home.