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Inspiration Installation
Staying put
When a South Australian building couple started revitalising a dilapidated stone cottage, they soon knew this would be their forever home.
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With a revolutionary approach, the 2021 HIA Australian Spec Home of the Year winner combines high-level energy targets with solid consumer appeal.
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Arriving at almost 70 years of experience, Western Australia’s Rawlinsons have been a key figure in cost consultancy as well as quantity surveying for Australia’s bustling building industry. HIA speaks to Business Manager Kirsty M...
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There is nothing more frustrating for you or your client than delays. Don’t let your renovation project face a financial setback – Handypay is here to help.  
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We all know you can’t buy happiness but there’s something else you can’t acquire – time. So what if you could have more of both? HOUSING speaks to Ben Silver, co-founder of Benzina Zero, on creating time for what matters most.
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Getting a positive resolution
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