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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

13. Holistic Architecture and Going Beyond Buildings, with Nat Cheshire

13. Holistic Architecture and Going Beyond Buildings, with Nat Cheshire

What is architecture? It’s easy to think of it as a clearly defined profession. But at the cutting-edge, architecture goes far beyond what we traditionally see as the role of an architect. In fact, it goes far beyond buildings, as Nat Cheshire and the team at Cheshire Architects are proving.  Spaces. They influence every part […]

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12. Natalie Stevens on Building Your Ideal Home and Getting The Most From Your Building Buck

12. Natalie Stevens on Building Your Ideal Home and Getting The Most From Your Building Buck

Knowledge is power. That’s particularly true when it comes to building your own home. When there are so many things to consider, and so much money at stake, it’s easy to get lost in the process. But a little expert knowledge can make it a whole lot easier. Spaces. They influence every part of our […]

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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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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

Holistic Architecture: Going Far Beyond Just Buildings

Holistic Architecture: Going Far Beyond Just Buildings

The traditional view of architecture is that it’s all about four walls and a roof. But as Nat Cheshire and his firm, Auckland-based Cheshire Architects, prove, architecture can go far beyond just buildings. I recently had the pleasure of welcoming Nat on the Spaces podcast, and it certainly got the synapses firing. Nat and his […]

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How to Get the Most From Your Building Buck – A Practical Five-Step Process

How to Get the Most From Your Building Buck – A Practical Five-Step Process

Building a home is often seen as a more expensive and difficult option than buying an existing home or renovating. However, as home building expert, Natalie Stevens, shows, if you do it right, building your own home can be a surprisingly affordable and achievable way of getting the home of your dreams. Through her website, […]

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The Home Design Process: Top Tips for Getting a Result You Love

The Home Design Process: Top Tips for Getting a Result You Love

Undertaking the building of a new home or large-scale renovation can be one of the biggest projects of your life. Unfortunately, many people just aren’t prepared as well as they could be. Award-winning building designer and author of the book, Nail It, Take Control of Your Building Project and Save Money, Adam Hobill, shared some […]

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