Adelle King's blog - 2018

As the editor of BUILD I have a keen interest in sustainable housing and new technologies.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2019     by   Adelle King

07 September 2018

Dulux has released its 2019 colour palettes, which have been devised through a prism of wellness, rejuvenation and environmental consciousness. The four palettes each celebrate the individual, acknowledge our past and embrace the natural world, and set the colour spectrums for the coming year...


Lost American buildings brought to life     by   Adelle King

06 September 2018

America is dotted with breathtaking architecture. From the iconic Metro Centre in D.C. to the jaw-dropping Central Library in Seattle, these buildings help tell the story of the cities that surround them. But what about the buildings that have been lost to history?...

The Cape will open its doors to help celebrate National Sustainable House Day      by   Adelle King

05 September 2018

One of Australia’s leading sustainable housing communities, The Cape , located on Victoria’s Bass Coast, will be celebrating National Sustainable House Day on Sunday 16 September, with events open to the public including talks from a range of sustainability experts, open homes and family activities...

Inspiring fictional architecture      by   Adelle King

03 September 2018

From Game of Throne to Harry Potter, fictional architecture can be pretty inspiring and has even been behind the creativity of buildings around the world, including a Star Wars-inspired house in South Korea...

The dangers of DIY home renovations – How safe is your home?      by   Adelle King

29 August 2018

Millions of Australians could be unaware of the potential risks that lie in their home, according to a leading structural engineer. Yenem Engineering Services director Dave Meney says most Australian home owners take for granted the fact their home is safe and considered structurally sound...

Tiny frame, big potential      by   Adelle King

27 August 2018

Historically, Australia has some of the largest houses in the world but this could be set to change, with a 2017 CommSec report showing the country’s properties are now the smallest in two decades...

Perfecting plant style in your home     by   Adelle King

27 August 2018

Plants give a home’s interior a feeling of freshness and calmness and are an ideal decorating solution for that added personal touch and panache. However it can be difficult deciding what plant is best for what space, which is why Henley has created the below guide...

Colour palettes from your favourite TV shows     by   Adelle King

17 August 2018

TV shows can provide an endless source of design inspiration, with colours chosen to set the tone and mood of a show before any of the characters utter a word...


What would make home renovators remove asbestos?     by   Adelle King

16 August 2018

The Australian Government’s Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) has released the findings of its research that looked at the factors that would make home owners more likely to remove asbestos in the future...


Designing healthy bathrooms     by   Adelle King

31 July 2018

Like a green kitchen , a ‘healthy’ bathroom will be designed for the good of the homeowners (both now and in the future), with minimal impact on the planet...

Designing kitchens for health and wellness     by   Adelle King

30 July 2018

Jenefer Gordon (Eat Bathe Live) - Winner KBDi Kitchen Designer of the Year Vic/Tas With the wellness movement gaining momentum in homes across the country, and an increasing green conscious within many Australian families, the Kitchen and Bathroom Designers Institute (KBDi) is often asked about ways...

Healthy homes     by   Adelle King

29 July 2018

While most people would assume that the increasing focus on energy efficient housing by home owners, builders, developers and governments is a good thing, some argue that it’s come with a trade-off...

All’s wellness     by   Adelle King

27 July 2018

It looks like housing that puts people’s health at the centre of design, creation and redevelopment is the next frontier in real estate, according to The Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) Build Well To Live Well report...

Common plumbing questions answered     by   Adelle King

26 July 2018

Questions about plumbing work are some of the most frequent enquiries we receive on the Build website so we asked Shinners Plumbing managing director Kevin Shinners to answer some of the most common ones below. Why does my washing machine keep making banging noises?...


Talking tiles     by   Adelle King

25 July 2018

Tiles can make or break some of the most used and expensive rooms in your house – the bathroom, kitchen and laundry. As a result, tilers play an important role in ensuring your building or renovation project is not only aesthetically pleasing but also completed on time...

First laundry appliance brand in Australia approved by Sensitive Choice program     by   Adelle King

24 July 2018

For people or those with family who suffer from allergies or asthma, a new washing machine range has just been approved by the National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice program...


Maximise your home's energy efficiency      by   Adelle King

24 July 2018

It’s no secret that maximising your home’s energy efficiency is an important consideration when building or renovating. An energy efficient home will help to save you money on utility bills, reduce the size of your carbon footprint and improve your family's lifestyle...

Questions people forget to ask their builder     by   Adelle King

19 July 2018

You’ve probably seen all the usual questions you should be asking your builder before you contract them, including asking about licensing and references...


What are the subdivision costs in Australia?     by   Adelle King

13 July 2018

Subdivision costs in Australia vary slightly from state to state. The greatest variations in these costs will be state specific planning and application fees, contributions and fees to local governments and councils, and utility provider access costs...


What is the process of subdividing land in Australia?      by   Adelle King

12 July 2018

The process of subdividing land is a very particular and methodical process, with differences from state to state. The major differences from state to state are the stakeholders and decision making bodies that administer the subdivision process and issue titles...