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Mortgage holders may need to think twice before fixing rates     by   BUILD

11 July 2022

Mortgage holders considering fixing their home loan interest rate at the current rates on offer may need to think twice before doing so, according to one of the nation’s most awarded mortgage brokers...


Upcycling innovator encourages Aussies to reduce plastic waste     by   BUILD

07 July 2022

Being actively eco-minded can be difficult, with so many micro-decisions made every day regarding ‘plastic-free or convenient’, ‘green or affordable;’… In fact, decision fatigue suggests that making many decisions over a prolonged period of time can be a significant drain on our willpower...


Enjoy the backyard all year round     by   BUILD

05 July 2022

Australia is blessed with a comfortable year-round climate that we’re lucky to enjoy. While that is true, backyard fire pits are fashionable, affordable and practical, and are becoming increasingly popular as we look to use the outdoor space in winter with functional landscaping features...

New report confirms reality of price pressures facing construction industry     by   BUILD

20 June 2022

Labour shortages and major increases in the cost of construction materials are seeing the construction sector across the nation overheat according to a new market sentiment report released by Arcadis and the Australian Constructors Association...


Stone Impressions: the hybrid way to get an elegant look     by   BUILD

14 June 2022

Stone-look flooring that is easy to install and even simpler to keep clean is the goal for many renovators – and they can now realise their designs by choosing Beaumont Tiles’ elegant new Stone Impressions range of hybrid flooring...


Austral Bricks releases new range inspired by Australian coastlines     by   BUILD

07 June 2022

Understated and modern, the Stratos Series by Austral Bricks is a vibrant collection inspired by Australia’s magnificent coastlines...


Securing a sustainable future     by   BUILD

02 June 2022

Arden Homes has announced a new venture with RACV Solar that will ensure every Arden Aspire and Lumina home built in 2022 and beyond will have solar panel system installed by RACV Solar...

Laminex releases collection of textural, soft forms in neutral tones and woodgrain     by   BUILD

23 May 2022

Diving into the Laminex Collection, CJH Studio was tasked with producing four rooms that captured and showcased their signature warmth and creative joinery...

Property market turning for buyers, says expert     by   BUILD

17 May 2022

A leading buyer’s agent believes that the cooling property market is forcing buyers to rethink their budgets and the amount they want to pay for property purchases...


Shake off the cold with a fire pit     by   BUILD

12 May 2022

We’ve officially hit the time of year where the weather is cold, the rain is endless, and life feels grey and gloomy...


Beaumont Tiles launches first timber and stone look Hybrid Collection     by   BUILD

09 May 2022

Beaumont Tiles has launched a new Hybrid Collection across its store network, as part of its commitment to making renovations accessible and affordable for all homeowners...

The kitchen tap takes centre stage     by   BUILD

05 May 2022

With the kitchen considered the living, beating heart of a home, it’s no surprise that renovating or building a new kitchen will reach record volumes in 2022...

Free best-practice disaster resilient house designs released     by   BUILD

02 May 2022

The Bushfire Building Council of Australia (BBCA) has launched free architectural drawings, specifications and handbooks to make it easier and more affordable for Australians to build sustainable houses resilient to bushfires, floods, storms, heatwaves and cyclones...

QLD home wins HIA’s highest national housing award     by   BUILD

26 April 2022

JW Constructions in Queensland has won the pinnacle award at the 2022 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards, being presented the HIA-CSR Australian Home of the Year award for a skilfully designed home that reveals open-plan living at its best...

Has your deck suffered from the rain? It might be time to reconsider timber decking      by   BUILD

22 April 2022

If the relentless rain has meant that you haven’t had time to tend to your beloved outdoor spaces, from pruning your garden to giving your timber deck some TLC, it might be time to reconsider the materials you are using, says Rod Schiefelbein from Trex...


The ultimate DIY guide to paint preparation     by   BUILD

19 April 2022

The increased amount of time we’ve been spending in our homes has naturally resulted in more wear-and-tear, both inside and out...


Three-to-watch tiling trends for 2022     by   BUILD

12 April 2022

Optimistic shades, emotionally replenishing motifs, and the need to draw inspiration from nature's organic beauty, all aimed at feelgood fun, are set to underpin Australian renovations in 2022...


Aussies do like to be beside the seaside     by   BUILD

08 April 2022

Exclusive new data from one of Australia’s largest residential developers, Stockland, has revealed the nation’s favourite home design and style trend for 2022 as Coastal Hues...


Paint whole rooms with colour to add impact and personality     by   BUILD

05 April 2022

The Easter long weekend is an ideal time for homeowners to bring smaller DIY renovation projects to life, particularly indoor projects such as painting...


Adbri concrete face bricks cement their place in residential architecture     by   BUILD

01 April 2022

Perhaps it’s the sleek modern look or a nod to the memories of Australia’s brick architectural heritage but contemporary brick homes are increasing in popularity, matching the design desires of architects, designers and homeowners alike...