Bull Street Blog


The White House is finished.

Posted: 1 June 2018

The house on the corner, the White House, is finished and the new owner has moved in.

Slab poured today

Posted: 5 December 2017

The rain stops and it is beautiful day for the new slab.

The concrete is a special mix with recycled crushed concrete as aggregate.

Veranda posts arrive on site

Posted: 4 December 2017

Old telegraph post are cut and ready to be used for the veranda.

Construction starts on the existing cottage

Posted: 5 November 2017

Cladding stripped and getting ready to set out new slab.

In the studio, white board water flows

Posted: 12 December 2014

Working through the water issues on site, on the white board with Lance Jeffery from the Living Future Institute Australia.

Bull Street Castlemaine, managing water issues on site to get to zero water

Wind tunnel testing for ventilation

Posted: 11 September 2014

VIPAC Scientists and Engineers did wind tunnel testing using a model of the project to establish air movement and internal temperatures throughout the year.

Winfd tunnel testing of Bull Street Terraces Castlemaine

Materials put to good use

Posted: 9 January 2014

Here is where some of the materials from the back of the existing house ended up. Jim built this for a client in Castlemaine, the strip hard wood was the lathe from the old house as was the side corrugated iron.


From hardwood studs to kitchen doors

Posted: 8 December 2013

Mark Anstey has built joinery from the bits and pieces he scavenged from our site.Kitchen from recycled hard wood from Bull Street Terraces

Site progress

Posted: 9 November 2013

House stripped of its plastic cladding and a temporary coat of paint to protect it.

Corner house from Kennedy Street - 09/11/13


Trailer is packed

Posted: 6 November 2013

The trailer is packed with materials going to Lot 19 to clad sheds and make kitchen cupboard doors for a project Mark Anstey is working on.

Bull Street Castlemaine trailor packed

Progress on site

Posted: 29 September 2013

Doug, Dave and Geoff, having nearly finished stripping the cladding off the existing house, with the help of Sam who took the photo.

Bull Street Terraces Castlemaine

Progress on site

Posted: 26 August 2013

Here is the house after partial demolition of the rear ‘lean to’ by Jim.



Posted: 13 March 2013

Stuff that came out of the rear lean to of the existing house, kitchen cupboards ended up in a kitchen over the road.

Bull Street Terraces Castlemaine Recycling Cupboards

Careful demolition

Posted: 3 March 2013

Jim pulled the back apart and sorted all the materials and fittings for recycling.

The rear of the existing house is carefully pulled apart for recycling of fittings and materials

Site pre demolition

Posted: 26 August 2011

The site for the Bull Street Terraces prior to demolition of the rear of the existing house.

Bull Street Terraces Castlemaine before demolition