BUILD NEWS - Feb 2022

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!

WA building regulator offers warning on warranty insurance     by   BUILD

28 February 2022

WA’s building regulator is urging home building clients not to pay deposits without seeing evidence that the builder has a home indemnity insurance (HII) policy in place for their project. The advice from Building and Energy applies to residential building work valued over $20,000...

London calling in Austral Bricks’ new collection     by   BUILD

25 February 2022

Elegant and refined, the new Park Lane range by Austral Bricks is inspired by the Georgian Townhouses and Victorian mansions that line the streets of London’s magnificent old town...


Know the renovation rules     by   BUILD

24 February 2022

Victorians keen to fix up their homes while summer is still here can avoid dangerous pitfalls by knowing the latest rules around renovation...

Don’t get caught with a COVID money pit     by   BUILD

22 February 2022

The pandemic has created a property boom like no other we have seen before, but one leading property expert is warning people to be careful. Dan Sofo is the founder and chief executive of Unicorn Buyer’s Agents and is an expert in the property market trends of Sydney...


Making room for colour     by   BUILD

17 February 2022

Suited to many architectural and decorative styles, the 2022 Colour Trends palette from paint brand, Benjamin Moore, encourages creativity with colour. With a focus on designing spaces where homeowners can retreat and relax, the palette of 14 colours draws inspiration from a floral study...


How to select the correct tile for any space     by   BUILD

16 February 2022

Deciding to renovate your home is exciting, and when it comes to tiles, knowing what to select, where to install them, and how to make your vision come to life is priceless...

Outdoor living trends for 2022     by   BUILD

15 February 2022

Over the past two years, how we relate to, interact with and use every day spaces has been reimagined. From where we work, to how we travel and shop, to the ways and frequency with which we use the indoor and outdoor spaces of our homes, much has changed...

Caesarstone unleases Whitelight brilliance     by   BUILD

14 February 2022

Caesarstone has created a new collection of eight surfaces, designed to keep up with the ever-evolving kitchen space. Featuring four previous best-selling finishes, plus four new creations, ‘Whitelight’ is an inspiring mix of refined materials and a kaleidoscope of colour...

Simplicity the key to the house of 2022     by   BUILD

11 February 2022

Closed borders, lockdowns, and working from home for much of 2021 increasingly helped Australians identify where they want to live and what they want from their homes...

Conserve and use storm water by creating a rain garden     by   BUILD

10 February 2022

With the wet La Nina summer weather predicted to continue into February and March, now is a great time to explore ways of capturing and using rain water before it gets lost in storm drains and adds to pollution in waterways...

Top tips for renovating your bathroom     by   BUILD

09 February 2022

Extra time spent in our homes during lockdowns has highlighted a new wish list for many homeowners...

Wattyl wants to colour your (outdoor) world     by   BUILD

08 February 2022

Paint brand, Wattyl has relaunched its iconic exterior paint range – Solagard – with a new colour collection, to reflect emerging trends in architecture and design. Solagard has introduced 82 new colours to its range of 138 hues – including 15 Colorbond shades...

Brickworks launches Aussie-inspired masonry range     by   BUILD

07 February 2022

Australian building product manufacturer, Brickworks, has announced the GB Veneer Arcadia, a masonry range inspired by the rich and diverse Australian landscape...

People in glass houses…should be so lucky!     by   BUILD

04 February 2022

All pics: Adam Gibson Located remotely on the rugged Tasman Peninsula, the Koonya Pavilion is recognised internationally as a uniquely Tasmanian response to the great glass houses of history...

Jump online to discover ‘what’s my style?’     by   BUILD

03 February 2022

Styling your perfect dream home can make you the envy of the street and add significant value to your home. But the abundance of interior design styles trending on the world stage can overwhelm even the most discerning home renovators...

BuildHer Collective shares tips for a modern renovation     by   BUILD

02 February 2022

Over the past two years, our perspectives on how we live in our homes and use our living space have changed, and this shift has influenced home renovations, which have risen to record highs with Australians spending over $2bn a month on renovations and additions in 2021...


CSR Gyprock shares design trends for 2022     by   BUILD

01 February 2022

‘There is no place like home’, a phrase that resonates more than ever in the wake of the last two years and while we are rejoicing in a little more freedom lately, creating a beautiful and tranquil home remains key for Australian homeowners in 2022...