When Tfer Newsome’s Graceville Queenslander was inundated in 2011, she knew it would happen again. Her family engaged JDA Co. and built back with large glass doors, concrete floors and a kitchen that could be hosed down. Her neighbours did not, a decision that would diverge the two property’s fates 11 years later when another flood disaster swept through their suburb. Ms Newsome has joined her architect in call for insurers to better recognise resilient buildings. 

Read the full ABC News story about how Tfer Newsome managed to reduce her $18,000 per year home insurance renewal by 70 per cent by proving her resilient renovations.

Photo credit: Mark Leonardi (ABC News)

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