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The Shrinking Aussie Dream

Aden Moxon - Friday, September 21, 2018
Australian houses have been distinguished for much of this century by being the largest in the world. Interestingly, though, this mantle has now shifted elsewhere. The average size of a new-build free-standing home in Australia peaked in 2009 at 247m2 and has now shrunk to 231m2. The United  .. read more

Cladding vs Brick - which is better?

Aden Moxon - Friday, September 14, 2018
Brick or cladding – which building material is better? It really depends on the architecture and location of your home and weighing up the pros and cons of each. - Brick pros: robust, fire resistant, easy to clean, abundant, can use recycled - Brick cons: may not provide suffic .. read more

Gorgeous Gloucester

Aden Moxon - Monday, September 10, 2018
One of our latest projects is building this #offthegrid (https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/offthegrid/) house in the beautiful wilderness of Gloucester NSW. We will be installing solar power panels, rain water tanks and a self-sufficient septic treatment system. As you can see from the .. read more

Dincel Structural Walling

Aden Moxon - Friday, September 07, 2018
As a way of providing faster building times and compliant building materials to our clients, we have recently started using Dincel Structural Walling for suitable projects, providing substantial cost and efficiency savings compared to traditional building methods. Dincel Structural Walling .. read more

Energy efficiency in a large scale house.

Aden Moxon - Friday, August 31, 2018
Wanting to build a large scale house but worried about the ongoing heating and cooling costs? If you live in a warm area, consider building with a solar passive design, which leverages and controls solar gain to keep homes naturally cooler in summer and warmer in winter. We recently used Scyon A .. read more

Job Updates August 2018

Aden Moxon - Friday, August 17, 2018
Before and after - an explosion of colour, pattern and design. An out-of-this-world renovation, this Bronte project was recently completed. For more amazing photos, see our latest projects page. (http://www.moxonbros.com.au/latest-projects) (http://www.moxonbros.com.au/latest-projects)  .. read more

Think Sustainable Building.

Aden Moxon - Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Something everyone should consider when planning a build or renovation is the use of sustainably sourced timber. Use recycled timbers first and foremost. If you’re using new timber, try to stick to FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council) where possible and help keep our planet greene .. read more

Looking for liberation in a tiny home?

Aden Moxon - Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Coles and Woolworths have banned plastic bags and more and more Australians are taking on low impact living, but have you ever considered a tiny home in order to fulfil a desire for a simpler, more sustainable life? A growing choice for many city dwellers and an increasing number of suburba .. read more

Job Updates June 2018

Aden Moxon - Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Neutral Bay charging into drive! This project is taking shape with plumbing and electrical rough ins completed, all internal rendering ready for our master plasterer and our master tilers are ready to come in and steal all our thunder with the finishing touches! We’ve also installed the n .. read more

Stay Warm Under Foot - Under Floor Heating

Aden Moxon - Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Take a look at the in-slab floor heat we are using at our South Caringbah project. We have chosen this type of heating for its thermal benefits and cost-effective heating. The heating element is tied to the top layer of mesh before concrete goes in as shown in the below photo, courtesy of Comfor .. read more