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BUILD NEWS - 2024

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!

Park life: why urban green spaces are just as important as natural reserves     by   BUILD

10 April 2024

A study comparing urban greenspaces with natural areas revealed they’re contributing a lot more to ecosystems than previously thought. Could urban parks be offering as much to the health of our ecosystems as natural, pristine reserves do?...

Study suggests Sydney apartment layouts don’t suit families     by   BUILD

09 April 2024

Research into unit layouts reveals most are designed to meet the needs of developers rather than residents. More people in Australia, including families with children, are choosing to live in apartments. But it turns out that new units aren’t necessarily being designed for people living in them...

How to avoid a balcony crisis     by   BUILD

08 April 2024

Balcony damage doesn’t have to be the next big problem. The prospect of a “looming” balcony crisis in Victorian homes has raised concerns but proactive measures can be taken to assess and address potential structural issues before they escalate...

How to elevate your powder room and ensuite with smarter design     by   BUILD

03 April 2024

Bringing beauty into the home through the powder room and ensuite offers the chance for bolder design choices as Aussies love adding a bit of pizzazz to these spaces...

Three Birds Renovation unveils urban farmhouse home      by   BUILD

25 March 2024

Erin Cayless, one of the founders of the famed Three Birds Renovations team, has unveiled her family home, an urban farmhouse nestled in The Hills District of Sydney...

Creating a modern and functional bathroom     by   BUILD

13 March 2024

Bathrooms are a significant investment, so when building or renovating your bathroom it is important to not only keep in mind design aesthetics but functionality and performance to ensure long-term benefits to your home...

DoorBird and Homematic IP making access control more convenient     by   BUILD

07 March 2024

eQ-3 AG and Bird Home Automation GmbH have announced their strategic partnership during the Light + Building 2024 trade fair. Starting in Q4 2024, extensive cloud-to-cloud integration will make it possible to easily connect DoorBird video door stations to a Homematic IP smart home system...

Bringing the outside in with moss-covered stone and rich timbers     by   BUILD

01 March 2024

Informed by biophilic design, this kitchen and dining space successfully blurs the distinction between the natural world outside and a contemporary, highly functional indoor space, thoughtfully curated from natural, ethically sourced materials...

Simple design tricks to create your holiday home     by   BUILD

28 February 2024

Embarking on the journey to create your dream holiday home is an exciting adventure and when executed skilfully a winning formula promises relaxation, comfort and unforgettable moments...

Revitalising your home exterior withtips for a top-tier façade     by   BUILD

27 February 2024

As we enter 2024, revitalising the exterior of your home with a fresh colour scheme not only makes a strong first impression for visitors, it also can increase street appeal - ultimately adding value to your home...

The top autumn furniture trends you won’t want to miss this season     by   BUILD

26 February 2024

Keeping up with the latest interior design trends can be equal parts tiring and expensive. What is a TikTok fad and what is a trend truly worth investing in?...

Three reno hacks to add size and value to your bathroom     by   BUILD

20 February 2024

This year, Aussies are looking for the best tips and tricks to create bigger bathrooms for less, and many renovators are looking to make these spaces look even larger so that they can get the best return for liveability and value...

Green roofs can cool cities and save energy: modelling      by   BUILD

13 February 2024

Extensive greenery coverage on building rooftops could significantly reduce temperatures at the city scale and decrease energy costs, according to a new study...

Ombre colour for walls     by   BUILD

09 February 2024

The ombre colour wash is here. We’ve seen it on fabrics, hair and even on flowers and it’s now appearing on walls! The ombre or gradient effect, began life as an accent wall but has since evolved into a complete room treatment, and one that can easily incorporate the colour drenching trend...

Cabot’s partners with Microsoft and Insight to transform its customer support for DIY woodcare projects     by   BUILD

06 February 2024

Cabot’s, part of DuluxGroup, has developed an innovative AI-powered chatbot prototype to provide automated, scalable customer support for DIY woodcare projects...

Stunning Bilgola Plateau renovation feature curves and connection      by   BUILD

31 January 2024

Plateau Project is the stunning family home of Phoebe Ghorayeb and photographer Georges Antoni who migrated to the scenic suburb of Bilgola Plateau, in Sydney’s northern beaches from Bondi Beach, to provide extra space and a free-range lifestyle for their three young children...

Entries open and judges announced for the 38th Dulux Colour Awards     by   BUILD

30 January 2024

Entries are now open for the 38th Dulux Colour Awards, inviting architects, interior designers, specifiers and students from Australia and New Zealand to submit projects that demonstrate a pioneering, strategic and commendable use of Dulux Colour across exterior and interior residential, public and ...

Eco-friendly absodry moisture absorber fits perfectly in the home     by   BUILD

23 January 2024

The quality of the air we breathe is an important determinant of health and wellbeing. Poor indoor air quality, caused in part by dampness and mould, is recognised globally as a common problem and a major cause of ill health...

Design trends that will shape interiors in 2024     by   BUILD

10 January 2024

With interior design trends ever-changing and evolving, 2024 promises to be an exciting year for Australian homes as the new year signifies an opportunity to renew, to update and to consider not only how a space can look but also how it can feel...

HAYMES PAINT RELEASES ULTRA PREMIUM KITCHEN & BATHROOM INTERIOR PAINT     by   BUILD

09 January 2024

Haymes Paint has released its Ultra Premium Kitchen & Bathroom interior paint, a low-sheen, water-based acrylic formulation delivering super mark and stain resistance...

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