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BUILD NEWS - 2020

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!

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 Build.com.au podcast!     by   BUILD

27 May 2020

Check out the new podcast on Spotify, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts. Build.com.au 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...

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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...

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Outdoor space? Light it up!     by   BUILD

15 April 2020

Just because the summer has departed, it doesn't mean that your garden is off limits. The Australian climate is temperate enough that there will be plenty of warm nights for a while yet and, if your space is nicely sheltered, maybe even a little long...

Asbesthos - knowing the dangers     by   BUILD

08 April 2020

Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) is recognized every year during the first week of April. This is a week dedicated to spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos, a human carcinogen that was frequently used in building materials prior to the 1980s...

The golden rules for choosing a property development site     by   BUILD

31 March 2020

Choosing a site for building is an important part of the process. We have consistently pursued a strategy based around a lower appetite for risk and the need to mitigate against the volatile boom and bust cycle of the Perth property market...

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Take the opportunity to re-imagine your facade     by   BUILD

31 March 2020

Grey shades are a solid favourite. IMAGE CREDIT: DULUX AUSTRALIA. STYLIST: BREE LEECH. PHOTOGRAPHER: DAVID MITCHENER. With no guests knocking on the door for the foreseeable future, now is the time to take a paint brush to the front façade of your house...

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Adapting your 'great outdoors'     by   BUILD

31 March 2020

Outdoor spaces can be a haven of tranquility. As lot sizes become smaller, maximising outdoor space is crucial and, with many Australians facing a prolonged period in their own homes, sprucing up the backyard could be a vital development for your health and wellbeing...

Five DIY jobs for the Easter long weekend     by   BUILD

31 March 2020

DIY jobs can be big or small - perfect for a prolonged period of isolation!...

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