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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!

EcoSmart Fire releases eco-friendly, energy-efficient bioethanol fireplaces     by   BUILD

23 May 2023

EcoSmart Fire has released a number of new models of ethanol-fuelled fires that are energy efficient, eco-friendly and can be used for indoor or outdoor spaces...

Don't Neglect Your Grout: Expert Secrets to a Fresh and Clean Bathroom      by   BUILD

18 May 2023

Grouting experts Megasealed has shared their top tips and tricks to save you from the costly repairs and health hazards of unkept grout. Many don't pay much attention to grout until there's a problem...

Décor trends Aussies are loving this winter     by   BUILD

16 May 2023

Winter is officially around the corner. As that familiar, biting chill permeates the air the urge to hunker down and nest is as unavoidable as binging the latest Netflix water cooler show. Fortunately for us, this upcoming season is forecasting décor trends we’re thrilled to stay home for...

Be inspired by the power of fire this winter with Scandia's stylish wood fires     by   BUILD

15 May 2023

There’s nothing more soothing for the soul than the crackle of a real wood fire in winter...

Transform wallpaper to transform your home      by   BUILD

11 May 2023

Transform wallpaper has been released to show off personal style and transform homes. Whether its colourful or neutral, patterned or abstract, textured or flat, geometric or floral, wallpaper can add impact to any space...

The unsung benefits of render and outdoor showers you’ll want to use everyday and greening your backyard for more sustainable living     by   BUILD

09 May 2023

According Landart creative director and co-founder Matt Leacy, render is one of the unsung heroes of garden design, and with the popularity of Mediterranean style influencing design choices render is a key element...

Trex Company extend product warranty to 25 years     by   BUILD

09 May 2023

Trex Company have extended its warranty timeframe across their whole product portfolio...

Porcelain: Sustainable beauty from Caesarstone     by   BUILD

05 May 2023

Its history dates back to China in the 16th century BC, but its latest iteration places it at the forefront of today’s modern kitchen design, for all the right reasons...

Dulux celebrates 25 years of colour forecasting     by   BUILD

04 May 2023

Whilst the team behind the annual Dulux Colour Forecast finalise the colour palettes set to inspire Australia’s interior design trends for 2024, this year is more momentous than most as it marks the 25th anniversary of the Dulux Colour Forecast...

The Marvel of Master Oak     by   BUILD

04 May 2023

With a look and feel that’s inseparable from real oak but with the durability, sustainability and maintenance benefits of high impact performance surfaces, Master Oak, the award-winning decorative panel from UNLIN, is now available in Australia and New Zealand through distributors, Big River Group...

Hardie’s cladding creates modern minimalist façades     by   BUILD

11 April 2023

James Hardie’s newest fibre cement product, Hardie Brushed Concrete Cladding, features a unique embedded texture reminiscent of softly brushed concrete, giving a home’s exterior a visually sophisticated finish, which is dynamic to the touch...

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Three and four-bed homes needed to give more choice     by   BUILD

28 March 2023

Fast-tracking planning approval for high-quality townhouses, better standards for low-rise apartments and targets for new homes in each Melbourne local government area are among reform options proposed by the state’s independent infrastructure advisory body...

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Aussies escaping the ‘beige’ with bolder bathroom designs     by   BUILD

14 March 2023

The growing trend of Australian homeowners ditching the safe beige and white tones for bolder colours, patterns, textures and styles has seen a surge in orders for Beaumont Tiles’ complete bathroom packages...

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Sustainable luxe-look tiles: marble vs porcelain     by   BUILD

10 March 2023

The conversation around sustainability has made its way into the design world in recent years – and for good reason...

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From neutral to notable: elevate a home exterior by painting it black     by   BUILD

06 March 2023

Black is increasingly being used as a prominent colour choice for home exteriors, adding a bold and striking aesthetic that creates a sense of luxury and drama. With its contrasting tones, it enhances the natural beauty of surrounding foliage and makes any house stand out from others in the street...

Light, bright and airy with Luxaflex     by   BUILD

28 February 2023

Lightening and brightening a dark and dated 1980s home was the overarching brief behind the most recent renovation by The Block 2019 favourites, Deb and Andy Saunders of DNA of Design...

A 1970s home is reimagined with a nod to Japanese architecture     by   BUILD

22 February 2023

The challenge was tough: to take a classic 1970’s Australian home in a semi-rural area and renovate it to meet the desires of today’s homeowner. Located in the Melbourne suburb of Research, Morelle House is a beautiful home on a large, tranquil block...

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Landscaping in 2023 takes on Mediterranean influences     by   BUILD

20 February 2023

With a business grounded in being amongst the first to deliver outdoor design trends, Matt Leacy, creative director and founder of the award winning Landart, shares some of the key outdoor trends for 2023...

Sikata House explores the beauty of imperfection     by   BUILD

17 February 2023

Sikata House, one of three properties designed by The Designory team, sits within a quarter acre corner site in Byron Bay’s coveted golden grid, mirroring the sandy warm tones of the surrounding beaches, clifftops and bushlands...

2023 – the year of the MatchUp     by   BUILD

13 February 2023

Inspired by the colours of some favourite ‘go-to’ options when looking to take a break from all that life is throwing at us, the innovative MatchUp Collection by Florim has been named as Beaumont’s 2023 Tile of the year...

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