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Three ways to renovate a bathroom on a budget     by   BUILD

24 November 2021

Giving your bathroom a new lease on life doesn't have to break the bank! As many DIY experts will tell you, even the smallest changes can instantly refresh a space!...


A comprehensive guide to underfloor insulation     by   BUILD

31 May 2021

Home insulation DIY projects often focus on exterior walls, ceilings, and other parts of the house, but one part of the house that can easily get overlooked in insulation projects is the flooring...

The Evo-loo-tion of the bathroom     by   BUILD

07 May 2021

We’re having a bit of fun on this week, diving into some research from QS Supplies who aimed to visualise five centuries of different bathrooms. While the functions have remained the same, the rooms themselves have changed drastically...


The new look of water conscious style     by   BUILD

07 May 2021

A new shower, designed by Methven, is aimed at looking great while also keeping utility bills and water usage to a minimum...

Have wood heaters serviced before warming your home     by   BUILD

07 May 2021

As the temperature drops and the autumn leaves fall, Victorians are warned to have their wood heater serviced to avoid a potential fire hazard. It is important to have a wood heater serviced regularly to reduce the risk of unintentional fire...

Water tanks to tap into winter rains     by   BUILD

07 May 2021

As winter approaches and wet weather follows, now is the time for Victorians to consider collecting one of nature’s free and precious resources – rain...

Make your garden thrive this winter     by   BUILD

07 May 2021

With the weather cooling down, now is the ideal time for gardening, growing veggies and planting colourful trees. Melissa King, horticulturalist and Northcote Pottery ambassador shares some simple tips to make the most of your garden this Autumn...

YZY Kit Homes to showcase speedy building system     by   BUILD

15 April 2021

A special, one-day event will give owner-builders, licensed builders, architects, and media the opportunity to see YZY Kit Homes’ flagship granny flat, the Madeira, beginning construction. The event takes place at YZY’s display village in Ourimbah, NSW, on Friday, 23 April 2021, from 9am to 4pm...

Summer electrical trends from The Block’s Dave Franklin     by   BUILD

29 January 2021

As the temperatures rise, Dave Franklin has shared some tips for those thinking of undertaking some electrical work. Key trends in residential outdoor living this summer One of the biggest residential trends this summer is the integrated backyard barbeque and living area...


Record home loans in October     by   BUILD

08 December 2020

The number of loans for the construction of a new dwelling increased by a further 11.5% in the month of October 2020 “This is the highest result since the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) began reporting this data in 2002,” stated HIA’s Economist, Angela Lillicrap...

Detached home approvals hit a high     by   BUILD

08 December 2020

The HIA and Master Builders Australia have both commented on the ABS Building Approvals data for October, as the positive impact of the HomeBuilder scheme continues to be seen...


Asbestos warning for old heaters     by   BUILD

08 December 2020

Victorians are urged to seek expert advice when removing old heaters because many were installed surrounded by asbestos which is dangerous when disturbed or damaged...

Highs and lows of the home search     by   BUILD

08 December 2020

New research reveals that the search for the perfect home can be filled with frustration, stress and tears, with more than half of Australian house hunters also experiencing fights with their partner...


Calling in the pros...     by   BUILD

08 December 2020

New research from Kennards Hire has shown that Aussies are spending $1.8 billion per year fixing botched DIY attempts. With Aussies spending record amounts of time at home, DIY projects continue to be a way to keep busy and tackle odd jobs around the house...

Add character to your colour     by   BUILD

03 December 2020

The Dulux colour team has created the Dulux Colour Forecast 2021 based on extensive virtual research into global design trends. The three tonal palettes convey reassurance and comfort, whilst reflecting our desire for a brighter future...


If film directors designed your home office...     by   BUILD

23 November 2020

With working from home set to remain in place for at least another while and, perhaps, become a permanent feature for many, thoughts have turned to creating a work space to inspire and motivate you as you sip your morning coffee...

Be water-smart this summer: top tips for water conservation     by   BUILD

12 November 2020

With summer coming up, Australians are being encouraged to do their part in conserving water...


New home deposit guarantee will help first home buyers     by   BUILD

10 November 2020

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has welcomed the news that banks will start accepting loan applications for the New Home Guarantee under the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme...


Five tips to increase the chance of a successful home renovation and avoid catastrophe     by   BUILD

24 September 2020

Renovations give a property a fresh, new feel, and can be as small as a few rooms to a large-scale complete home renovation...

Water wisely this Spring     by   BUILD

17 September 2020

With the temperature becoming kinder and plants sprouting new growth, Spring is the time to revitalise your garden. Nylex product manager Alyce Rigby has shared her top tips for ensuring your outdoor area is hydrated and well maintained without wasting water this season...