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Ruth Newman Architect (RNA) is a multi-disciplinary architectural practice with expertise across Residential, Commercial, Government, Retail and Hospitality Design.

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Help us raise $ 5,000

Thank you for helping us with our fundraising for the bikeride, We are really excited to be doing this for Hands Across the Water. To donate, kindly please click the links below. Ruth Newman Zoe Newman THANKS AGAIN!

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An Architects perspective on the Sutherland Shire Local Environment Plan

As an Architect, I often hear how people are frustrated or disgruntled as they fail to be able to do what they want with their land.  Therefore, I thought it timely to share an insight on our Sutherland Shire Local Environment Plan (SSLEP). Firstly, the changes to

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How can you design a bushfire-proof home?

Once again, bushfire season is upon us. For many Australians, it’s  a time of anxiety when it comes to considering the safety of their friends, family and home. There is no shortage of tips when it comes to protecting your house retrospectively, but recently there has been

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How can you protect your property in a bushfire?

Not all homes have had the luxury of being designed with bushfire risks in mind. Yet there are some simple things you can do around your property to make sure you are not left vulnerable as the weather heats up. Use this list as you go around

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Six biggest building budgeting mistakes

Six biggest building budgeting mistakes

If you’ve not been through a home building or renovating experience, setting a budget can be difficult. At Ruth Newman Architects we help guide your budget based on price per square metre, as well as alerting you to the following areas that can cause budget blow-outs: 1)

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How to find the right architect for YOU!

You’ve been thinking about renovating for a while, and now finally you’re in a financial position to do it. You know you’re going to be spending a lot of money, so you want to make sure you get the best return for your investment and have decided

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Quick Tips on how to Interpret Council Drawings

Quick Tips on how to Interpret Council Drawings

So you’ve decided you want to build or renovate. You’ve taken some time to look at options, think about what you want and is going to work for your lifestyle, and you’ve engaged your architect. Now it’s at the point of drawings being prepared for council, but

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An alternative perspective on the cost of a toilet

An alternative perspective on the cost of a toilet

Toilets. It’s not something that probably crosses your mind when deciding on requirements for your commercial space. Of course, you know that you need one, but beyond that it is unlikely to have crossed your mind. Well, think again. When building a new commercial space or renovating

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A Day in a wheelchair by Debbie Cluer

I recently spent a day in a wheelchair as a result of surgery. I am not making any claims as to what it would be like to be in this position permanently but I would like to share my observations and pose the question, where else can

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Ten Steps to Achieve Acoustic Comfort in Your Office

Ten Steps to Achieve Acoustic Comfort in Your Office

An unknown worker, in response to a New York Times article, Beyond the Cubicle, by Allison Arieff, July 18, 2011, wrote the following internet comment: “I currently work in a cubicle – my neighbours are a man in the midst of a divorce, a woman with a

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