About to build or renovate?

As you ponder benchtop materials and paint choices, take time out to discover resilient design innovations that protect your home against the severe storms, cyclones, floods and fire that are as intrinsic to Queensland as blue skies and beaches.

Designing to be disaster-ready doesn’t need to impact on appearance or cost the earth.

One House, a concept home designed, built and tested by Get Ready Queensland sponsor, Suncorp, in partnership with experts from CSIRO, James Cook University and Room 11 architects has highlighted how a ‘traditional Queenslander’ can be resilient to the ravages of fire, flood, storm and cyclone.

The experiment has sparked conversation on how we can better design and build to create more resilient and sustainable homes, and through this more resilient communities. For more information about the experiment, click here to watch the video.

To kick off your own resilient design journey, a good place to start is our Building and Renovating tips page on the Get Ready Queensland website, as well as the Queensland Reconstruction Authority’s resilient building guidance for floods, cyclones and bushfires. Both these resources provide an excellent introduction to new builders and renovators.

Share your resilient design journey, learnings and hot tips and tricks on the Get Ready Queensland Facebook and Instagram pages @GetReadyQueensland. We’d love to hear from you.