A sustainable home should be…
- Ergonomic – comfortable and healthy for people
- Economical – cost effective to buy and to operate
- Ecological – good for the planet
My name is Matthew Cutler-Welsh. My mission is to help people create better buildings by building better.
Ever since listening to my first podcasts while running to work, I’ve wanted to create a podcast about living in a healthy and sustainable environment.
I was born in Taunton, Somerset U.K. Somerset is know for cheddar cheese and cider. I like cheese and cider.
I great up in Adelaide, capital of the driest state on the driest continent on Earth (apart from Antartica). As well as cider, I’m quite partial to a good red wine and I hate wasting water.
My Dad was a very talented motor mechanic, back when garages actually fixed things rather then just replacing parts. My Mum has a PhD and teaches geography. I combined the two and studied Natural Resources Engineering.
I moved to New Zealand for a year in 1998 to study Outdoor Recreation and Leadership. 18 years later, I’m still here having lived in Timaru, Anakiwa (Outward Bound), Christchurch and now Auckland with my lovely Canadian born wife and three kiwi children.
In March 2017 I turned 40 and I still don’t really know what I want to do when I grow up. I do know that I enjoy learning and teaching about technologies that can help us live better and improve our buildings.
Can I help you?
If there’s something about the building process that you’re worried about, want more information about, or just want a friendly perspective on, I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to contact me.
Designers and Builders
You have a very important role to play in making a better place to live.
If you’re a sustainable designer or green builder and think you should be on this list, I’d love to hear from you and promote what you do.
People can’t create better places to live without better products. I’m interested in…
- Insulation products
- Ventilation systems
- Heating systems
- Building wraps and vapour barriers
- Low VOC paints and finishes
- Solar power technology
- Efficient lighting
- Home automation
- Sustainably sourced materials
- Recycled and sustainably grown timber
- Rainwater harvesting and storage
- Battery technology
- And more…