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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...

Planting the seed on your wellbeing     by   BUILD

17 September 2020

With increased time spent at home, it’s an ideal time to research and start making some planting decisions that will aid a healthier lifestyle. Tuscan Path product manager Sally Laing has shared some tips on creating healthy, green, fragrant spaces, educational hotspots, and edible gardens...

Create a striking accent wall     by   BUILD

08 September 2020

Creating the gold effect. Pic: Dulux Australia Creating an accent or feature wall that will make a lasting impression in your home can be a daunting and unfamiliar task...

Combining rough and sleek makes Industrial a winner     by   BUILD

05 June 2020

Industrial living room. The Aussie lifestyle is ever-changing but the Industrial style of interior design remains timeless, according to Sydney-based interior designer Miriam Pinkney...

Mapped - Australia's favourite interior design styles     by   BUILD

05 June 2020

A new study, carried out by Budget Direct Home Insurance, using Google Trends, has revealed the top interior designs across Australia...

Check out the inaugural podcast!     by   BUILD

27 May 2020

Check out the new podcast on Spotify, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts. has started a new podcast series with the first episode recently going live...

Outdoor blinds that have us in Aw(ning)!     by   BUILD

29 April 2020

Outdoor blinds are very versatile. External awnings offer both air flow control and sun protection, effectively shading the windows of your home to aid in temperature management. Their ability to block out a harsh sun during the summer also results in savings on cooling systems...

Greening your balcony     by   BUILD

29 April 2020

Now, more than ever, having an outdoor space is vital. In these COVID-19 times, those of us who are lucky enough to have an outdoor space should feel truly lucky...


Don't get complacent on home safety     by   BUILD

29 April 2020

Make sure your pool is properly secured. Building and Energy is urging parents of young kids to be extra vigilant about potential hazards as youngsters spend more time at home due to COVID-19...

The garage – suddenly the most versatile room in the house!     by   BUILD

29 April 2020

The garage is a versatile room in these pandemic times. Many families are experiencing a strange new world of having everyone at home all day, every day...