Building

  • Build hack: I used the Brinno GardenWatchCam to timelapse my house build

    In November last year, my new home has risen from an empty lot, to a beautiful new home. This is our forever home, so knowing this is a one shot deal, I want to capture the event for our own memory and to show the build process to our future...
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    Review: Metricon’s GearVR display homes experience

    Earlier this year we told you about Metricon’s use virtual reality to show off their display homes. Well now thanks to the GearVR and Metricon, I’ve been able to get hands-on with the experience from home. Thanks to Android’s flexibility, sideloading allowed for the necessary content files to be...
  • Houzz doubles size in 12 months, 1.4 Million monthly uniques

    If you’re building or renovating a house, you need to check out Houzz. It’s the world’s leading platform and there’s one really great reason for that.. pictures, 7.5 million retina-quality professional photos, 200,000 of which come from Australia. The site offers a blend of curated content, as well as...
  • NewHouse release 2 adds ARM support

    NewHouse is the Windows 8 app to track your decisions as you build a new home. Initially when I published it, there was a bug preventing ARM support from working correctly, so instead release 1 supported only x86 of x64 processors. Great news this morning, release 2 of NewHouse...
  • NewHouse keeps track of your house building decisions

    When building a new house, people face literally hundreds of decisions. From the number of rooms, right down to the tap styles and location of power points. With so many decisions required, it’s difficult to keep track of all the choices made. NewHouse is a Windows 8 app that...