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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.

Homes with a heartbeat

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Homes With a Heartbeat
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Sam's workshops are the perfect starting point for your next Smarter Building.

Smarter Buildings Workshops

DESIGNING HOMES THAT SAVE TIME, MONEY AND STRESS EVERYDAY

Spaces Podcast

11. The Home Design Process: How to Balance Your Wants, Needs and Budget, with Adam Hobill

11. The Home Design Process: How to Balance Your Wants, Needs and Budget, with Adam Hobill

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 […]

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10. Using Building Biology to Create Healthier Homes and Workplaces, with Bronwyn Bennett

10. Using Building Biology to Create Healthier Homes and Workplaces, with Bronwyn Bennett

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 […]

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09. Interior Design: Why Function is as Important as Fixtures and Furniture, with Michelle Astudillo

09. Interior Design: Why Function is as Important as Fixtures and Furniture, with Michelle Astudillo

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, […]

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Why Smarter Buildings

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.

To download the first chapter of his book click here.

OUR HOMES SHOULD WORK FOR US, NOT THE OTHER WAY ROUND

Media

Sam & the team at SMARTER BUILDINGS work with many corporations and industries to promote the value of more functional buildings.

To arrange for Sam to speak at your next event please contact us via the form below

To download a media pack click here.

SMARTER HOMES THAT LIVE AND BREATHE AS WE DO

Blog

Function in Interior Design – The Bigger Picture Role of the Interior Designer

Function in Interior Design – The Bigger Picture Role of the Interior Designer

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 […]

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Why Function Beats Frills in Interior Design

Why Function Beats Frills in Interior Design

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 […]

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Key Tips for Future-Proofing Your Smart Home Technology

Key Tips for Future-Proofing Your Smart Home Technology

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 […]

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