Innovative Living Homes Quality Residential Builders, South Australia






Innovative Living is an experienced Quality Builder of New Homes and House Extensions based in the Adelaide Hills. Our passion is to build your Dream Home or House Renovation.

After 25 years in the building industry I have come to appreciate new and innovative building ideas and designs. It's so good to see people being creative with their building projects and thinking outside the square. I believe the most important part of a new home or extension is the client. The people who will live there. Is it really what they want, what meets their expectations and budget? To me the building process is forming a relationship with the client and working together to see their dream come true. It's an exciting industry to be in and I’m passionate about building.
I love my job.

Is it worth extending onto my house

There seems to be a growing number of enquiries from people wanting to extend onto their existing house rather than selling up and buying a property that suits their needs.This may be because of a number of reasons including their connection with the area or maybe the emotional attachment they have in their family home. I suspect a big factor though is the current economical climate.When I talk to
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Buying Land - Which way should it face?

Just a quick bit of advice for those buying a block of land to build a house on. I find it amazing that Real Estate Agents will use any sort of spin to describe the land and make you feel good about buying it. How many of us have heard the saying ‘It’s a North facing block’. Is that supposed to be good or something?? Well here’s the real story. We’ve all heard
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Owner Builders - Can You Build Your Own Home?

Can you build your own home?   I often get asked this question. Is it still possible to be an ‘owner/builder’? Can you build your own home or house extension?   Well the answer is - Yes. But…………. The process is not easy and there are many traps for the inexperienced. Yes you can do it yourself. It is very rewarding and can save you a lot of money.
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Grey Water Re-Use

So what is grey water? Is it safe? How can we re-use it?   Well firstly grey water is basically all the waste water from our domestic homes but excluding the toilet and kitchen water. Here's the first problem. How do you separate them? Well this will depend upon your existing plumbing that you have. If you live in a house where the under floor plumbing is accessible, the task is simple.
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HIA GreenSmart Builders

Australia’s peak residential building and construction association, HIA provides leadership in the recognition of environmentally responsible residential building and land development through its GreenSmart program. GreenSmart was established by HIA in 1999 to promote practical, affordable and durable environmental solutions for residential design and construction. The growth of the HIA GreenSmart
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What's the best material for roofing?

In Australia we have 2 main roofing materials. Iron roofs (or what is commonly known as ‘Colourbond’) or tiled roofs. Tiles come in two main types being either concrete or clay tiles. Both have been used extensively in the past few years although there is a general trend towards the use of iron roofs in recent years.To help you decide on which way to go with your roofing project we have
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