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Five designers share interpretations of Modern Home Design     by   BUILD

09 December 2022

Increasingly becoming one of Australia’s more popular home design styles, modern designed homes make up almost half (48%) of new build detached properties. It’s a trend that’s set to continue with the modern look forecast to be 61% of all homes by 2030...


Australian Government partners with councils to combat illegal asbestos disposal     by   BUILD

29 November 2022

The Australian Government has developed a new guide in conjunction with councils to combat illegal asbestos disposal...


Caesarstone offers a new point of view     by   BUILD

16 November 2022

In the dawning of a new era in benchtop surfaces, one where sustainability and longevity play key roles, Caesarstone has taken the lead with the unveiling of its first ever Porcelain collection...


Raspberry Blush is Benjamin Moore Colour of the Year 2023     by   BUILD

14 November 2022

Benjamin Moore, North America’s favourite paint, colour and coatings brand, has released its ‘Colour of the Year 2023’ as Raspberry Blush 2008-30 – a saturated red-orange that enlivens our surroundings while awakening our senses with charismatic colour...


Striking contemporary elements and materials transform Edwardian-era home     by   BUILD

10 November 2022

Beautifully blending old and new influences, this spectacular South Yarra House renovation combines the original Edwardian-era features with striking contemporary design and materials that work together to maximise natural light...

Rate hikes hit lending for new home purchases and builds     by   BUILD

04 November 2022

Lending for the purchase or construction of a new home fell 9.3% in the month of September, to its lowest level since April 2019 - that’s according to the HIA’s senior economist Nick Ward. The ABS recently released the Lending to Households and Businesses data for September 2022...


Modernising a Period Home     by   BUILD

27 October 2022

The lure of fresh country air, wide-open spaces and a community feel continues to entice Australian homebuyers towards a regional ‘tree change’, a trend that has been booming since 2020...

Interest rates continue to weigh on new home sales     by   BUILD

13 October 2022

The HIA New Home Sales report, a monthly survey of the largest volume home builders in the five largest states, has reported a decline of 15.7% in the three months to September...


Bringing the statement stone trend to life     by   BUILD

05 October 2022

Artedomus has just introduced four stunning new colourways of MAXIMUM porcelain panels to its collection...

Companies team up to offer ‘Perfect Pairings Outside’     by   BUILD

03 October 2022

Two of Australia's largest and most trusted brands have created an inspirational tool for homeowners wanting to select the best colours and materials for the exterior of their home...

Pebbles provide stepping stone to sustainable kitchen     by   BUILD

27 September 2022

Celebrating its 35th year of leading the world in sustainable surfaces, Caesarstone has chosen the pebble – a symbol of nature’s inimitable role in the art of creation – as inspiration for its very latest collection of quartz surfaces...


Jenkins House is an inventive take on modern suburban living     by   BUILD

19 September 2022

Jenkins House is a stunning home that was awarded the prestigious HIA-CSR Custom Built Home award for the Hunter Region of NSW in 2021 and was a finalist in the national category for 2022...


A tranquil multi-generational home bonded to its surroundings and landscape     by   BUILD

14 September 2022

Brimar House, an expansive 600sqm home in Mount Waverly, VIC was built to accommodate the owners – a retired couple and their two young-adult children, as well as various family and friends who often visit from overseas...


Inside-out: Beaumont introduces Pompeii     by   BUILD

12 September 2022

Tile and bathroom ware retailer Beaumont Tiles has added a new range of tiles to its collection. The Pompeii range of travertine look colour-bodied porcelain tiles and pavers will enable Aussies to bring the opulence of a five-star European hotel to their home...

Connection and joy through colour     by   BUILD

08 September 2022

Styling: Bree Leech Photographer: Lisa Cohen After a chaotic couple of years, many of us feel an overwhelming desire to live more simply and authentically...


Dune House perched to capitalise on inspiring views     by   BUILD

06 September 2022

Perched on the undulating sand dunes of the Mornington Peninsula National Park, the natural rugged landscape was undoubtedly a key inspiration for Dune House, which has been designed to engage with its environment through a carefully considered palette of natural materials and architectural detail t...

Japanese ambition in Wabi Sabi House     by   BUILD

05 August 2022

It was a shared passion for traditional Japanese and mid-century modern architecture that drove the inspiration behind the design of Wabi Sabi House...

New Meir tapware casts a long Shadow     by   BUILD

01 August 2022

Pic: Dylan Lark (Aspect11) Australian kitchen and bathroom product supplier, Meir, has launched of its new bespoke colour, Shadow, to its range of designer tapware finishes...

Buying from the plans gets VR treatment     by   BUILD

25 July 2022

Montgomery Homes has given viewers the opportunity to visualise every inch of their new property before it is even built, becoming NSW’s first project home builder to offer Virtual Reality tours...

Local tradies work to keep market competitive     by   BUILD

15 July 2022

As Australian households tackle rising living expenses amid increasing inflation rates, local tradie business owners are doing their best to reduce the impact on home improvement costs...