This spring weather is divine but that means the mozzies are out in force! We found the perfect eco-friendly DIY insect repellent spray alternative from Planted in the Woods Make up a batch of this homemade bug spray and store in small spray bottles to keep on-hand in your bag while you are out and about.…

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homemade cleaners

Store bought chemical cleaners are not just bad for the environment but also your health. Luckily, making your own eco-friendly cleaning products couldn’t be any easier. Most of the recipes listed below contain basic ingredients like vinegar and are extremely cost-effective, safe and only take a couple of minutes to make.  All purpose cleaning spray…

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Building Better Homes

We’ve come along way over the years in being more aware and accountable for the earth we inhabit. We have embraced recycling and filling our ‘green’ bins with our leftovers to be made into beautiful organic compost. But as a society we are still building too many houses that work against the environment and not…

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Last year it was Living Coral, this year Classic Blue has been named as the Pantone Color of Year for 2020. Classic, elegant and timeless in its simplicity, the psychology of the colour blue has long been recognised for having a calming effect on mood. It’s non-threatening and conservative, associated with stability, reliability and even…

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Sustainable Design

Designing your new home to take advantage of natural heating and cooling can increase comfort and use less energy. Living comfortably in an environment such as Dubbo (with it’s hot summers and cold winters) with minimal impact to the environment and to the hip-pocket doesn’t need to be a difficult. By taking the time to…

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water efficient home

It is without a doubt that the Dubbo and Western NSW region in crisis when it comes to our water supply. At Greenmark Homes we ensure our new homes are fitted with water saving taps, toilets and shower heads and encourage the use of water efficient appliances to help reduce the households overall water consumption.…

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natural lighting

Passive House Design is design that takes advantage of the climate to maintain a comfortable temperature range in the home. Passive design reduces or eliminates the need for auxiliary heating or cooling, which accounts for about 40% (or much more in some climates) of energy use in the average Australian home. So how do we…

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Each year @Pantonecolor announces the colour it thinks we’ll be seeing everywhere for the year ahead. For 2019 it’s PANTONE 16-1546 “Living Coral”. Described as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone”, Living Coral appeals to our playful side and our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, says the brand. So…

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Living in an energy efficient home can actually be more beneficial than you might think. It requires some extra planning in the initial design stages, but, could end up being one of the best decisions that you’ll ever make for yourself and your family! Here we list our top 4:   You will save Money…

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Introduced in 2004, The Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) aims to deliver equitable, effective water and greenhouse gas reductions across the state. BASIX applies to all residential dwelling types and is part of the development application process in NSW. BASIX reduces water and energy consumption in homes across NSW. These environmental outcomes also provide a long term…

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