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BUILD NEWS - 2023

BUILD is the complete, trusted and independent online authority on building and renovation for Australians. BUILD aims to answer all of your questions about building and renovation – even those you didn’t know you should ask!

Charming holiday home celebrates the best of Coastal Living     by   BUILD

20 September 2023

Located on the Illawarra coastline in New South Wales’s South Coast, ‘The Bach’ is a one-story home that showcases coastal living at its best...

The Art of Colour Drenching     by   BUILD

15 September 2023

The power of paint to transform a room remains unrivalled to this day. And while white ceilings and trim, with a contrasting or neutral colour on the walls, has served us well for many decades, Colour Drenching has recently been turning heads with the way it makes use of paint...

Reducing summer heat with shading     by   BUILD

11 September 2023

With summer just around the corner, along with the promise of long lazy days and backyard BBQs comes the challenge of keeping ourselves and our homes cool, especially on those days when cranking up the air conditioning feels like the only option...

Concaved contemporary charm with Flute     by   BUILD

06 September 2023

The Flute range of decorative tiles is a gorgeous addition to Beaumont Tiles' already extensive range of medium-format tiles, boasting a beautiful concave charm thanks to its embossed surface which is beautiful to the touch and a symphony for the eyes...

Concrete cladding reinvigorates display home     by   BUILD

25 August 2023

A Worthington Homes display home was given an update and made more visually striking look with a modern revamp using concrete cladding. A unique eye-catching design was required to ensure the home stood out to potential homebuyers in the display village...

Aboriginal artist captures Australia’s beauty with a home accessories collection     by   BUILD

24 August 2023

Aboriginal artist Bobbi Lockyer has created an inspiring collection of home accessories that showcase the beauty of the Australian seaside, bringing themes of nature and Aboriginal stories into Australian homes...

Unearthing a Wabi-Sabi Inspired Family Home     by   BUILD

23 August 2023

The Block 2019 favourites Deb and Andy Saunders from DNA of Design have transformed a mismatched and outdated home and transported it into the 21st Century...

DATA REVEALS WHERE AUSTRALIA’S OLDEST HOMES ARE     by   BUILD

10 August 2023

Whether you live in a heritage home or a new build, home is usually where the heart is and data released by Canstar’s 2023 Insurer of the Year has revealed where in Australia our oldest homes are situated...

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A Slip-Safe Guide to Kids Bathroom Safety: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Little Ones     by   BUILD

08 August 2023

As parents, nothing matters more than the safety and well-being of your little ones. Yet, even in the seemingly innocent haven of the bathroom, potential dangers can lurk for your children. Slippery surfaces and the risk of accidents bathrooms pose are major hazards that demand attention...

Sustainability with beauty, the renovator's dream     by   BUILD

07 August 2023

The dream has moved on for design-forward kitchens, with environmentally conscious consumers now placing sustainability ahead of, or equal to, beauty. Caesarstone has risen to the challenge with the addition of three new Mineral Surfaces to its multi-surface collection...

Answering the Call: Beaumont Tiles expands into WA to serve reno demand     by   BUILD

02 August 2023

Beaumont Tiles chief executive officer Danny Casey. Beaumont Tiles is set to establish a strong retail presence in Western Australia, with the company opening four new stores by the end of the year to cater to the renovation and new build demand in the state...

A MASTERCLASS IN COLOUR: LAMINEX COLLABORATES WITH DESIGN POWERHOUSE, STUDIO DOHERTY     by   BUILD

27 July 2023

Laminex has collaborated with Melbourne-based practice, Studio Doherty with the partnership aspiring to bring joy and showcase the endless design possibilities when crafting a space with Laminex products...

Winter Wellness: At-Home Saunas for Every Living Situation     by   BUILD

25 July 2023

During lockdown, Luxo Living saw the demand for at-home saunas triple and three years later the craze has seen no sign of slowing down. With wellness trends like hot-cold-therapy boasting significant health and immunity-boosting benefits, the closer these tools are to homes, the better!...

Timber Flooring: The Sustainable, Stylish and Smart Choice for Your Space     by   BUILD

04 July 2023

In today's current climate, finding visually appealing and budget-friendly flooring solutions is a priority. If you've been considering timber flooring but are concerned about the initial cost, it's time to reconsider...

Sydney beach Frazer House blends old with the new     by   BUILD

30 June 2023

Frazer House is a classic mid-century modern masterpiece that has been lovingly restored to its former glory by homeowner Linda Frazer...

Turning up the heat in your bathroom this winter     by   BUILD

28 June 2023

With the winter chill settling in, households are looking for ways to transform most of their home into a cosy oasis, though don’t know where to start when it comes to the coldest space, the bathroom...

Healing Architecture: The Importance of Design Considerations When Creating Spaces for Healing      by   BUILD

19 June 2023

The importance of good design in healthcare cannot be overstated and there’s a growing body of research demonstrating that patient outcomes are significantly influenced by the physical setting and environmental quality of a healthcare facility...

Permeable paving for sustainable stylish landscaping     by   BUILD

07 June 2023

Creating sustainable homes is rapidly becoming central to design and architectural considerations as we continue to integrate new and innovative ways to minimise our impact on the environment...

Big River Group’s Spotted Gum enables a cohesive flow in Carlton North extension      by   BUILD

01 June 2023

A family of five, with three teenage children, adapted their inner-city home to suit their growing needs...

British Paints Colour Specialist shares how to turn the outside entertainment area into a winter warmer landscape     by   BUILD

25 May 2023

Making an outside entertainment area look cosy and inviting during the cold isn’t always easy. To help ensure your entertainment area still brings in the company, British Paints colour specialist Shirley Platcher shares how to turn an outside entertainment area into a winter warmer landscape...

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