Top 5 reno tips

If you are thinking of renovating, it is the perfect time to add energy efficiency measures to your home.

Renovating is a significant investment of time and money so it is important to get it right. A smarter renovation will lead to a comfortable home, and one that costs less to run.

Research by Sustainability Victoria highlights what is standard practice here for Light House renovation projects, and with Victoria having a similar climate to Canberra, their advice is certainly worth a read if you are renovating or interested in renovating in the future.

Their research demonstrates that the top 5 regrets in renovation projects are inadequate insulation, air leakage, poor lighting, single glazed windows and poor design. To find their top 5 tips, and make the most out of your renovation, click here.

Read more about tips on designing smarter renovations.

Our very own Light House Director/Scientist, Jenny Edwards, worked with the ACT Government in 2013 on one of the first renovation case studies of its nature in Australia. This case study report has since prompted quite a few different initiatives in the ACT and generated interest around the country. View the full report.