testimonials

  • “We are owner builders and blissfully happy with our new house, although it is not quite finished (we are owner builders!).  With the northerly aspect windows/doors so aptly designed by Helen, every day we sit and cast our eyes over our mountain view.  Our brief was complex – we wanted a passive solar, non-toxic house

    “We are owner builders and blissfully happy with our new house, although it is not quite finished (we are owner builders!).  With the northerly aspect windows/doors so aptly designed by Helen, every day we sit and cast our eyes over our mountain view.  Our brief was complex – we wanted a passive solar, non-toxic house to take us into our twilight years, and our site was situated on a slope in a flame zone!  We were amazed and relieved when our DA was passed by council without any questions at all.  Thank you, Helen.  The flame zone requirements increased our costs considerably, but the house is strong enough to withstand both fire and cyclonic winds (we are located on a ridge), being built of steel and Hebel.  We are also really happy with the internal layout of our home – it works exceedingly well.  Many of our rooms are ‘not square’ and there are no long corridors – another request in our brief. The high ceilings and pitched roof are a real hit.  The reaction of our friends says it all – they comment “Wow, this is fantastic!”or “It’ll be worth 2 million when it’s finished”.  Hopefully our interior creative decisions will match the excellence of Helen’s design”.

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    Helen and Michael
  • “Our thanks go out to all involved in this milestone project and support from friends and family to push forward. The solar aspects of the design work fantastic. We look forward to taking our shoes off to walk barefooted on the naturally heated floors.  No more slippers for me Lol.  I have used the fireplace for

    “Our thanks go out to all involved in this milestone project and support from friends and family to push forward. The solar aspects of the design work fantastic. We look forward to taking our shoes off to walk barefooted on the naturally heated floors.  No more slippers for me Lol.  I have used the fireplace for ambience with windows open.  Still so surreal to come home to this.  We are awed by the views from every aspect and just can’t wait for the pool and landscaping to enjoy next summer”.

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    Cathy and Terry P.
    South Maroota, NSW