Building a greener home - A visual guide
It's a brave family that demolishes an old house to build a greener home.
The Schena-Ricke family have done just that.
They moved into a rental home and watched their old house be demolished day by day, and then watched the transformation take place as their new, green home was built in its place.
LEFT and BELOW: Images of the old house before being flattened.
BELOW: The new modern home that now takes its place. A concrete and timber construction that offers this family plenty of space and a greener outlook on life.
BELOW: Pouring the concrete foundations - Steel roof trusses - Rain halts progress.
BELOW: Applying concrete screen - Laying cement slab for deck.
BELOW: Sustainable materials selected for the home.
BELOW: Bamboo kitchen cabinets - Ceramic tiles in kitchen - Surrino solid sink.
BELOW: Casting concrete countertops - Ceramic tile in bathroom - Cast concrete sink for bathroom.
BELOW: Staircase in progress - Installing concrete sinks in bathroom.
BELOW: Stainless steel balustrade on staircase.
BELOW: Almost finished - time to move in.
BELOW: Laying concrete slabs for pathway in front and back garden.
BELOW: Laying bamboo decking on upper balcony - Landscaping begins.
BELOW: Images of the completed home.