Adelle King's blog - Jul 2018

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

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...


Can I subdivide my land?     by   Adelle King

11 July 2018

The subdivision potential of a parent lot of land in most Australian states is generally determined by three main factors...


A gold rush in the suburban backyard      by   Adelle King

10 July 2018

Subdividing land in Victoria Victorians are subdividing land at an exceptional pace- backyard developers are key players in the state government’s ambitious housing infill targets...


Subdividing property in Australia     by   Adelle King

09 July 2018

Subdivision is a complex process, involving elements of planning, building compliance, project management and legal work. Additionally, the process is slightly different in each state so it can be hard for home owners to find accurate information that covers all aspects of the process...


The Simpsons' living room in six different styles     by   Adelle King

02 July 2018

One of the most familiar living rooms on TV is the one belonging to the Simpsons family, with the decor unchanged since the show first aired in 1989. The design has been synonymous with American suburbia for 29 years so it’s hard to imagine the iconic room in any other style...