SmarterBuildings by Sam Buckby is redefining how our homes are designed. We partner with architects, builders and renovators to design intelligent control systems that make our homes more automated, efficient, sustainable, secure and above all, simple to use.
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Sam is the owner, founder and creative mind behind Smarter Buildings. He has over 18 years experience in the industry and has spent the last 10 or so at the helm of a successful electrical contracting company.
Through his whole working life he has seen the evolution of technology becoming part of our everyday lives. However, the housing industry is much slower to evolve and Sam believes he can do something about it.
Sam is the expert when it comes to designing advanced systems for state-of-the-art homes and he achieves extraordinary results. If you’d like to join him and make yours or your client’s home a Smarter Building, register for a Smarter Buildings Workshop today. Register Now
DESIGNING HOMES THAT SAVE TIME, MONEY AND STRESS EVERYDAY
For anyone renovating or building a new home, what we want, what we need and our budget can often be competing forces. This can make the design process unnecessarily difficult and the outcome less than ideal. However, by approaching the design process the right way, you can get both what you want and need in […]
Think about how much time you spend indoors, in a day, in a week, in a year. For many of us it’s a big chunk of our lives. Yet, how much thought do we give to how the built spaces we live and work in affect our health? Answer: probably not as much as we […]
The simplistic view of interior design is that it’s all about what a place looks like. But in reality, interior design plays a much bigger role in how a home flows, how it functions effectively, and how our spaces work for us as people. Spaces. They influence every part of our lives – our health, […]
In order to achieve a home that is truly connected with the people within it is all about the planning and design. This is the most common hurdle for aspiring Smart Home owners as the installations are generally either a last minute thought, sometimes even retrospective.
Think about the fundamentals of housing. When you are considering the size, shape and aesthetics you engage architects to help. When the building’s strength and structural integrity are to be assured an engineer is required.
For many this is when most new home or renovation concepts are put out to your builder for a proposal based on budget, time frames and quality of build. So aren’t we missing something? At what point did we design how this place is going to work!
At SmarterBuildings we predominately work with the generation of people who are striving for their dream home. A home that is designed as an extension of the people within and a home that over delivers on some of the key elements a home needs to provide in security, efficiency, lifestyle and simplicity.
SmarterBuildings design the newest and coolest home automation technology that has gone past the gimmicky products of the past to offer one-touch, intuitive control of the whole home in an integrated package that is robust, future proofed and above all, simple to use.
MORE FUNCTIONAL DESIGNS, MORE SIMPLIFIED LIVES
What we do
At SmarterBuildings we honestly believe that the difference between a home with ‘cool features’ and a home that is intelligent and aligned with the people within is all in the planning. For this reason we want, even need, our clients to develop an understanding of each of the steps and decisions required to truly achieve this.
We’ve all experienced new gadgets and gimmicks being thrust upon us and then been left trying to work out how it will benefit us. But if there was a way to first identify the benefits we need from our homes, then reverse engineer the whole process to then find the products and systems to fulfil our needs… Wouldn’t this be a better way? Well, that is the SmarterBuildings way.
So what is the best way to work out what we all need from our homes? Well we’ve got plenty of ways to help you out including books, webinars, design packs and consultancy services.
Sam’s first book, Homes With A Heartbeat, is the first step in unpacking your values and identifying the real benefits a SMARTER BUILDING can deliver.
The simplistic view of interior design is that it is all about aesthetics – colours, fixtures, fittings and furniture. These are certainly important parts of the interior designer’s role, but designing for function is, perhaps, more important. I recently welcomed interior designer, Michelle Astudillo, on the Spaces podcast. Michelle works predominantly with property developers to […]
Shannon Vos shot to fame in 2014. It was in that year that the tradie painter and part-time interior design student, together with his brother, won the hugely popular TV renovation show The Block. Since then, Shannon has gone on to become a highly sought-after interior designer with his own firm, Vos Creative, and a […]
What is it with technology? It seems as soon as you buy something and bring it home, there’s something better out there. It’s this fast and every-changing nature of technology that can make choosing a smart home technology system a fearful prospect. It can be a substantial investment, so you want to be sure that […]