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Some projects need to be staged either for budget reasons or just to plan for future growth... be prepared for it in what you build first.
“ Every good building results from a good architect, a good builder and a good client” How can you be a good client? This series follows the Anatomy of Project diagram (blog 54) and we’ll start with Feasibility Study...
Passivhaus (Passive House) is a voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the buildings ecological footprint. But it is much more that sounds
 “What are the stages of a building project?” clients often ask. “Where do we start and how long will it take ?” “What does it all cost and who will help?”  Here it is
• Building costs are down between 5% and 10%• The trend could last 12 months...read on
Are we starting to see some changes that may have far-reaching impacts on the Christian church and upon its buildings. Download 175Kb
For some of you this is not a problem but for most it can be. Here are a few tips... Download 170Kb
Reality Check asks, “How can we get back to the core business of the Church?”Click here to download...
What kind of spaces does the agile church need in the 21stC?…Click here to download 268 kb
So why would you want to change a heritage church building?…Click here to download 261 kb

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  • 57. Client's Guide 2. Masterplanning - preparing for the long term
  • 56. Clients Guide 1. Feasibility Study - can it be done?
  • 55. To Passivhaus -- and Beyond
  • 54: Anatomy of a Building Project
  • 53: Now Might Be The Best Time To Build
  • 52: Pandemic and Church Buildings
  • 51: How Keep Your Church Cool in Summer
  • 50. Reality Check
  • 49. Building more Wells
  • 48. Changing Heritage Buildings and The Too Hard Basket
  • 47. Innovation in Church Kitchens.
  • 46. Looking Up
  • B:logs 34 - 45. Church Property Discussion Resources
  • 33. Index to 32 Blogs.
  • 32. Enabling Development - Do We Still Need Fundraising?
  • 31. Enabling Development - How Can We Be Responsible?
  • 30. Enabling Development - What Happens If You Ignore the Opportunity?
  • 29.Enabling Development - What Can it Enable?
  • 28. Enabling Development - What Is It?
  • 27. Mission and Buildings - Being a Good Client
  • 26. Mission and Buildings - Selecting a Building Contractor
  • 25. Mission and Buildings - Development Agreements
  • 24. Buildings and Mission - Obtaining Approvals
  • 23. Buildings - Where Next in the Process?
  • 22. Buildings - Where to Start?
  • 21. House Analogies - Resting and Nurturing
  • 20. House Analogies - The Study and the Shed
  • 19. House Analogies - Taking Meals Together
  • 18. House Analogies - Relationships and Socialising
  • 17. House analogies - Welcome and Presentation
  • 16: House Analogies - Intro
  • 15: Core Business v Buildings
  • 14. Retal Analogies: The Largest Chain with The Gospel as its product
  • 13. Retail Analogies: Managing the Threshhold
  • 12. Retail Analogies: High Street Locations
  • 11. Retail Analogies: The Church in the Street
  • 10. 21stC Church: Epilogue
  • 9. 21stC Church: 4 of 4 Wise Stewards
  • 8. 21stC Church: 3 of 4 Offering Hospitality
  • 7. 21stC Church: 2 of 4. Encouraging Relationships
  • 6. 21stC Church: Better in New or Heritage Building? 1 of 4
  • 5. Mission Enabled: Hospitality
  • 4. Seven Mistakes And How To Avoid Them
  • 3. Development & Mission
  • 2. Property Barriers to the Church's Mission
  • 1b. Funding Changes To Church Property
  • 1a. Leading Change in Church Buildings
  • Create Vision Selects Studio B's St Aldates New Entrance for Favourite Image
  • Shortlisted for Sustainable Building Award
  • Mooroolbark salvation Army Centre Open
  • Studio B Profiled in Architect Victoria
  • Studio B published in a book Sacred Architecture by Braun Publishing