Adelle King's blog - Apr 2018

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

Aurecon and Monash University host Passive House workshop      by   Adelle King

27 April 2018

Aurecon and Monash University recently hosted a Passive House ‘Under Construction’ workshop in Melbourne to discuss the Passive House Building Standard, high performance building envelopes, airtightness, mechanical ventilation and construction sequencing...

Colour palettes from the world’s most beautiful places     by   Adelle King

26 April 2018

Colour plays an extremely important role in our lives, influencing our mood and how we respond to our environment. Although we’re inspired everyday by the colour in our surroundings, Earth’s natural tones seem to spark the best creativity...

Find the right timber for your project     by   Adelle King

24 April 2018

Timber is an extremely popular building material thanks to its versatility, flexibility, cost-effectiveness and environmental advantages. However, there are many different types of timber products, making it difficult to know where to start when trying to decide what type to use in your project...


HIA-GWA Kitchens and Bathrooms report released     by   Adelle King

19 April 2018

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) and GWA Bathrooms and Kitchens have released the annual Kitchens and Bathrooms report , which found that the average number of bathrooms per dwelling is increasing in new homes...

Create a happier home     by   Adelle King

16 April 2018

We spend a large portion of our time at home so it’s important that our houses are places that make us happy...


Top tips for getting your garden winter ready     by   Adelle King

13 April 2018

In Australia, we’re blessed with a warm climate and experience winters that allow us to enjoy our outdoor area all year round. However, as we prepare for the colder months, we need to take certain precautions to ensure our garden will survive and thrive throughout...


Garden releaf     by   Adelle King

09 April 2018

This Saturday 14 April, independent garden centres across Australia will be supporting the Garden Releaf program, which focuses on the benefits of plants and gardens to enrich our lives...


Travel experience a top influence for home and garden style trends     by   Adelle King

05 April 2018

Time abroad and inspiration from afar influences the garden styles desired by Aussie Homeowners Inspiration for home improvement projects can be found in many forms and while magazines and TV lifestyle programs are the obvious starting points, design trends are being influenced by the experiences we...