Build Renovate Decorate Stage

The Build Renovate Decorate Stage is your place for all the latest advice for your renovation or building project. Our experts will be giving presentations on everything from property finance and renovation budgets to interior design and landscaping.

Sponsored by Planet Ark and Wood Naturally Better, the stage is certain to inspire.

Sessions run for approximately 30 minutes each, first-in best dressed seating.

Download the timetable here:

27 October

11.45am
All you need to know about building & renovating
Stephen Moore, The Site Foreman

12.30pm
How to renovate & build sustainably
Matt Day, Day Bukh Architects

1.15pm
Creating a therapeutic garden for your home
Joanne Aquilina, Therapeutic Gardens

2.00pm
Why wood is good & the use of CLT in prefabricated houses
Matt Day, Day Bukh Architects & David Rawlinson, Planet Ark

2.45pm
Top 5 tips to stay cool in Summer and save money on your energy bills
Kayne Bouvrillon, Enviroflex Insulation

3.30pm
Mortgage elimination hints & tips
Keith Knights, EQC

28 October

11.00am Solar power and battery storage for new builds
Jonathan Fisk, Solaray Energy

11.45am
All you need to know about building & renovating
Stephen Moore, The Site Foreman

12.30pm
How to renovate & build sustainably
Matt Day, Day Bukh Architects

1.15pm
Creating a therapeutic garden for your home
Joanne Aquilina, Therapeutic Gardens

2.00pm
Why wood is good & the use of CLT in prefabricated houses
Matt Day, Day Bukh Architects & David Rawlinson, Planet Ark

2.45pm
The smart home
Isaac Kim & Jeofrey Keogh, Clipsal by Schneider Electric

3.30pm
Top 5 tips to stay cool in Summer and save money on your energy bills
Kayne Bouvrillon, Enviroflex Insulation

4.15pm
Mortgage elimination hints & tips
Keith Knights, EQC

29 October

11.00am Solar power and battery storage for new builds
Jonathan Fisk, Solaray Energy

11.45am
All you need to know about building & renovating
Stephen Moore, The Site Foreman

12.30pm
How to renovate & build sustainably
Matt Day, Day Bukh Architects

1.15pm
Creating a therapeutic garden for your home
Joanne Aquilina, Therapeutic Gardens

2.00pm
Why wood is good & the use of CLT in prefabricated houses
Matt Day, Day Bukh Architects & David Rawlinson, Planet Ark

2.45pm
The smart home
Isaac Kim & Jeofrey Keogh, Clipsal by Schneider Electric

3.30pm
Top 5 tips to stay cool in Summer and save money on your energy bills
Kayne Bouvrillon, Enviroflex Insulation

4.15pm
Lead safety in the home
Graham Ross, NSW Environmental Protection Authority

5.00pm
Mortgage elimination hints & tips
Keith Knights, EQC

Speaker Profiles

Stephen Moore

THE SITE FOREMAN

Thinking of building or renovating? Ask Stephen Moore, director of The Site Foreman how to save money on your project. With 30 years of industry experience, Stephen specialises in architectural design for your budget, gaining DA approvals, achieving fixed price building quotes and the value of a project manager. Find him at the Ask an Expert area.

Joumana Moore

VERVE INTERIOR DESIGN

Joumana Moore, Founder, Director and one of Sydney’s only female builders has used her 19 years’ experience in the field to provide Sydney’s newest selecting, sourcing and specifying centre for the design community and beyond. Joumana derives her unique business model from her experiences in running an established interior design company and making this process seamless.

Matt Day

DAY BUKH ARCHITECTS

Matt has 17years experience within the architecture and construction industry, including 7 years in Denmark, and is a director of Day Bukh Architects. He holds two architecture degrees and possesses a broad range of experience in urban planning, public, heritage and residential practice.

Matt has designed timber buildings in both Australia and Denmark and was the winner of the Timber Design Awards 2010 People's Choice Award, and Public Buildings Award.
Matt is committed to sustainable design and has taught sustainable design at the University of Sydney Master’s Program.

David Rawlinson

PLANET ARK

David hails from Lancashire, England and has lived in Australia since 1994. He studied Architecture at Sheffield University and also has an MBA from Macquarie University and a Master of Marketing from UNSW. David manages the Make It Wood campaign for Planet Ark, which aims to encourage the increased use of responsibly sourced wood as a building material.

Isaac Kim

CLIPSAL BY SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

Working in the technology industry for the past 5 years, Isaac has been uniquely placed to see the increasing role technology plays in our lives. He is able to offer advice and guidance on how connected technology can be leveraged to make everyday life easier, and how to turn your home into a smart home that exceeds your aspirations.

Joanne Aquilina

THERAPEUTIC GARDENS

Joanne Aquilina is the founder of Therapeutic Gardens Australia (TGA). She is passionate about the healing benefits of nature and collaborates with industry professionals to facilitate the design and construction of therapeutic gardens around the country. Prior to founding TGA, Joanne spent 6 years as CEO for LNA Master Landscapers Association.

Keith Knights

EQC

Keith is a Financial Planner, Mortgage Broker & Real Estate Agent and has been in the industry for 33 years helping people build wealth, eliminate debt and get their lives in order.

Shannon Lush

Shannon Lush

Artist and a fine arts restorer in 27 different mediums as such. Shannon uses a range of tools, adhesives, solvents and techniques to restore broken artefacts. Add to this a family tradition of sharing and collecting handy hints, throw in a passion for organic chemistry and you get a woman who can offer more solutions for stain removal and caring for surfaces than you can poke a stick at.

MC: John Eussen

EUSSEN LIVING

Design Commentator John Eussen is a long-standing and highly respected figurehead in the design and interiors industry, specializing in innovative design concepts, new interior decorating practices, and sustainable health and lifestyle trends. Carving out his own path in the interiors and design industry has led John into several inspired roles, such as global environmental work with the Australian Conservation Foundation, consultancy for various sustainable living and modern decorating lifestyle conferences and design exhibitions.