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Renovate or Rebuild

Renovate or Rebuild, which will premiere on 9Life on Monday October 4 at 9pm, aims to crack open sustainable building options and encourage Aussies to choose healthier and more energy efficient homes

In each episode, viewers are taken on a journey through the design process as the teams juggle the challenges of meeting the client brief and budget whilst aiming to create an amazing design for a home that is stylish, healthy, comfortable and energy efficient.

Along the way, they visit homes to get some inspiration before pitching their design to the family. The two solutions are judged by an expert panel on style, sustainability, and cost but ultimately the decision will come down to the family – will they renovate or rebuild?


SJD Homes are proud to have two of our feature carbon neutral homes visited by the contestants of the show.



The Sandpiper 227

Cape Patterson, Victoria

A perfect mix of energy efficiency and style.  This home has something for everyone from practical design such as open plan living and 4 bedrooms, through to indulgent options including raked ceilings, recycled brick feature walls and a stainless steel kitchen bench. This home is a prime example of how comfortable and affordable energy-efficient homes can be – without compromising on style


Sustainability features of this home include: 

  • Insulation: extra care was taken when insulation was installed, and thickness of insulation is above minimum standard therefore reducing the transfer of heat.
  • Orientation and shading: 900mm wide eaves on the north facing façade, protects the home from the harsh summer sun without compromising on warmth in winter and light in summer.
  • Windows: double glazed and clerestory windows in the main living area allow more light to enter, maximising the home’s northern orientation.
  • Appliances: ceiling fans in every room promoting natural ventilation and reducing reliance on heating and cooling systems.




The Mayfair 358

Berwick, Victoria

The Mayfair captures all of our most popular design elements that make a house feel like ‘home’ in one floorplan. With 5 bedrooms, including a guest suite, and 3 living areas, the Mayfair will also act as a retreat for your guests, in-laws, or older children. Comfort and affordability are key benefits of this home, enabled by features such double-glazed windows and effective zoning.



Sustainability features of this home include: 

  • Windows: all windows are double glazed allowing for the use of larger windows that let in more light, while helping to keep the internal temperature consistent, and reduce noise.
  • Zoning: A well zoned home and zoned heating and cooling allows you to set comfortable temperatures depending on where you are in the home.
  • Insulation: extra care was taken when insulation was installed to ensure high coverage through the walls and ceiling. Coverage was also validated through an as-built verification assessment.
  • Air tightness: this home has a low air permeability rate, meaning it is draught free. This feature has been validated through as built verification checks.



Renovate or Rebuild Exclusive Offer

If you were lucky enough to catch SJD Homes’ on Renovate or Rebuild on 9Life, you are eligible for our exclusive viewer offer of a free 3kw Solar System complementary with your next SJD build. To receive this discount, please leave your below or email info@sjdhomes.com.au and mention this offer and a member of our team will be in contact.



*Terms & Conditions: Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. This offer includes the supply and installation of a GE 3kw Inverter with monocrystalline panels with any SJD Homes Signature Range building contract from October 1st, 2021. This offer is valid for new home enquiries made between October 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021, and a Preliminary Building Agreement with SJD Homes must be signed prior to February 1 2022 to redeem this offer. Construction must commence prior to or during Q3, 2022. This offer can only be used in conjunction with SJD Homes’ Signature Range Contract Specifications and associated pricing dated 1st October 2021.

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