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ARCHITECTS/DESIGNERS/BUILDERS
Green Point Design (Vic) – solar architecture
Graeme North (NZ) – earth, solar and environmental building design
Bohdan Dorniak & Co. (SA) – environmentally sustainable, energy efficient design
Belgraphik Building Design (Vic) – alternative design specialists
studioGreen (Qld) – boutique firm offering a holistic design service
Brad Hooper (Vic) – architect
Terra Prima Sustainable Designs (NSW) – drafting service
Board of Professional Engineers Queensland – professional engineering services
BSE Consulting (Vic, NSW) – structural engineering services for owner builders
MKC Building Design & Drafting (NSW) – sustainable, efficient, comfortable home designs
MDB Projects (Vic) – sustainable and very energy efficient building systems
Integrated Bio-Tecture Design (NSW) – natural spaces for life

EARTH BUILDING
EBAA (AUS) – Earth Building Association of Australia
EBANZ (NZ) – Earth Building Association of New Zealand
The Mud Brick Circus (Vic) – strong, durable, handmade mud bricks
Nillumbik Mudbrick Association (Vic) – promoting the mud brick building industry
The Mud Home (online) – build an earth house
RammedEarth.House (Vic) – hands-on rammed earth workshops
Mudtec (NSW) – low impact building products

STRAW BALE
AUSBALE (AUS) – Australasian Straw Bale Building Association
House of Bales (SA) – experienced straw bale builder
Strawbale Rendering (Vic) – straw bale rendering
The Last Straw – international straw bale journal
SO’R Construction (Vic) – experienced sustainable builder
Viva Living Homes (NSW) – super natural, super green, super performance
Two Creative (SA) – natural builder and renderer, specialising in straw bale and earth

TIMBER
Timber Frames of Australia (SA) – wooden mortice and tenon frames
Lucas Mill (AUS) – portable sawmills
LBANZ (NZ) – Log Builders’ Association of New Zealand
The Green Mill (NSW) – recycled timber and hardwood flooring
Traditional Timber Frames (NSW) – mortice and tenon timber frames
CERES Fair Wood (Vic) – sourcing timbers that support reforestation
Recycled Timber Discounters (Vic) – hardwood, oregon, cypress
Select Custom Joinery (ACT) – bespoke cabinet and furniture makers

FITTING & FINISHING
Livos – Ecological paints and oils
Tech-Dry – earth building protection products
G&G Gutter Brackets – gutter brackets for roof iron sheeting
Underfloor Insulation by EcoMaster – DIY polyester insulation
EcoMaster – draught dogdgers for doors and windows
Effective Thermal Solutions (Vic) – bushfire assessments and energy ratings

RENEWABLE ENERGY
Renew – expert, independent advice on sustainable solutions
Rainbow Power Company (NSW) – renewable energy systems

WORKSHOPS & COURSES
ACS Distance Education – 400+ high quality courses
The Food Forest (SA) – Permaculture Farm and Learning Centre (SA)
Absolute Owner Builder (NSW & ACT) – online owner builder course NSW
Absolute Education (Qld) – online owner builder course Qld
Australian Rural Education Centre (NSW) – straw bale building course
LearnHowTo – Hundreds of courses for a flat monthly fee

OTHER
Heavenly Heat – masonry heaters
Build Your Own House – ultimate website for owner builders
Green Books – Environmental publishers for over 21 years
Woodslane – Wholesaler and distributor, including Green Books publications
Coverforce AllRisk – owner builder insurance
Australian Koala Foundation – help build them a safer future

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TOB 218 Digital-Only
TOB 218 June-August 2020, in a digital-only format.