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Architects/Designers/Builders      Earth Building      Building Products      Straw bale      Timber      Fitting & Finishing      Renewable Energy      Workshops & Courses      Other      Direct Sales     

ARCHITECTS/DESIGNERS/BUILDERS
Peter Lees - efficient eco-friendly design for straw bale, earth, masonry and timber
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 - ensuring professional engineering services
BSE Consulting - structural engineering services for owner builders
MKC Building Design & Drafting - sustainable, efficient, comfortable home designs


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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) - Protect and promote the mud brick building industry

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BUILDING PRODUCTS


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STRAW BALE
AUSBALE (AUS) - the 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
Hay and Straw (Vic) - construction grade oaten and wheaten straw bales
Straw Bale Building (Vic) - training consultants for straw bale construction
Straw.com.au (NSW) - high quality rice straw in small bales
SO'R Construction (Vic) - experienced sustainable builder (Geelong region)
Strawtegic Concepts (WA) - straw bale building

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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
Grampians Paradise (Vic) - traditional timber framing workshop


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FITTING & FINISHING
Livos - Ecological paints and oils
Tech-Dry (Vic) - earth building protection products
G&G Gutter Brackets (NSW) - gutter brackets for roof iron sheeting
Underfloor Insulation by EcoMaster - DIY polyester insulation
Solomit (Vic) - strawboard and brush panels
EcoMaster - draught dogdgers for doors and windows


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RENEWABLE ENERGY
ATA - Alternative Technology Association
Rainbow Power Company (NSW) - Renewable Energy Systems

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WORKSHOPS & COURSES
ACS Distance Education (Qld) - 400+ high quality courses
The Food Forest - 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

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OTHER
Effective Thermal Solutions - bushfire assessments and energy ratings
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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Direct Sales
The Owner Builder is available from newsagents nationwide AND the following outlets:

Organic Feast, East Maitland NSW
The Organic Market & Cafe, Stirling SA
Home Base, Subiaco WA

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