Projects

Mallinger Constructions

Peak of perfection

When a five-bedroom home was built on an inhospitable site – with a vertical sandstone wall and a natural cave – it took ingenuity and fearlessness to incorporate these natural elements.

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Coasting along

When Noosa-based builders GV Emanuel Constructions won HIA Home of the Year in 2001, owner Gary considered it a pinnacle of achievement. Twenty years on, the business continues to build on its success.

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Divide and conquer

Room dividers can turn an open-plan zone into multi-use spaces with separation and privacy. Find out how to divide a space instantly and inexpensively.

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Cool change

It was a back-to-the-bones renovation like no other for Hobart builder In2Construction Services, and one that underscored the value of a detailed brief and great communication.

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Hats off

Inspired by the broad brim of an Akubra Hat, this sustainable property on a NSW cattle farm was designed to capture the surrounding rural vista and exist self-sufficiently within its landscape.

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In Focus

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One voice: Taking a national position

Each year, HIA’s National Policy Congress meets to consider the major issues facing the residential building industry and to provide the Association with direction for its advocacy work.

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Perfect storm

While low interest rates and HomeBuilder activity will support the industry in the short term, the skills and material shortage that has emerged has the industry wondering what will take place in the future.

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Survive and thrive

Despite the complexities of working in a male-dominated building sector, two women – one working in the steel reinforcement industry and the other running a construction business – have seen a positive shift.

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Breaking ground

When the Suburban Land Agency wanted its latest display village to be built for the future, it turned to HIA for GreenSmart guidance.

People

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Building for the future

After being a sponsor for HIA–CSR Australian Housing Awards for the past 50 years, CSR Limited is committed to investing in the housing construction industry. Meet CSR’s managing director and CEO, Julie Coates.

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Wellbeing warrior

After overcoming mental illness and coping with the suicide of her plumber brother, this community nurse now supports and guides others who have mental health issues.

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Dynamic Duo

HIA’s new National President Alwyn Even and Vice-president Debbie Johnson are renowned for their business acumen but their passion for building.

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Black book of secrets

Renowned for his daring designs, Sydney architect Scott Weston reveals inside tips to help builders, designers and craftspeople work together seamlessly.

Products

Sense of solar

Ask any Australian and they’ll tell you the sun shines brightly in our country. It simply makes sense to harness the Australian sun for long-term savings and comfort with renewable solar energy for your hot-water system.

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Getting smart

Discover five visionary businesses that are transforming the construction and building industry.

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Management must haves

While you do the heavy lifting and make the hard decisions, having the right software solutions in place can help lighten the workload and take your business to the next level.

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On Trend

HOUSING's top pick of innovative building products for August 2021

Kitchens, Bathrooms and Interiors

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Black book of secrets

Renowned for his daring designs, Sydney architect Scott Weston reveals inside tips to help builders, designers and craftspeople work together seamlessly.

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Divide and conquer

Room dividers can turn an open-plan zone into multi-use spaces with separation and privacy. Find out how to divide a space instantly and inexpensively.

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Utecture: Dreams made real

Planning a build can be a mixture of emotions. Even seasoned builders can find it a challenge to reduce the stress around expectations and reality. But what if you could see the finished results and make essential changes before you broke ground?

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Building Healthy Homes

Can we build homes that positively impact both physical and mental health? Here is how green building can create preventative health solutions.

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Divide and conquer

Open-plan living has become increasingly popular over recent years. But there are times it can limit privacy and make it harder to zone areas. Here are a few ideas to help divide a space without putting up walls.

Business

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Freedom to torque

While extensive travel is off the cards, for now, when it comes time to put down the tools, how about bursts of adventures in your own backyard, with a cool link to legacy?

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Building for the future

After being a sponsor for HIA–CSR Australian Housing Awards for the past 50 years, CSR Limited is committed to investing in the housing construction industry. Meet CSR’s managing director and CEO, Julie Coates.

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Plugged in - LinkedIn

Often overlooked when it comes to social networking, LinkedIn is a powerful tool that can help you find prospective clients, build a thriving network and enhance brand visibility.

Awards

Ovens & King Builders Victoria

2021 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home, GreenSmart Custom Built Home and GreenSmart Energy Efficiency

This superior performing home has been named the coveted HIA Australian GreenSmart Home of Year. Praised for its compact design, the home achieves a comfortable temperature year-round despite minimal energy consumption.

Adelaide Green Homes, South Australia

2021 HIA Australian GreenSmart Display/Project Home

Adelaide Green Homes has taken out a national award for their display home featuring materials carefully selected based on local supply, recycled content and end-of life recycling.

Solaire Properties Queensland

2021 HIA Australian GreenSmart Sustainable Home

This high performing Brisbane home is a deserved winner of the HIA Australian GreenSmart Sustainable Home award, presented in a virtual announcement on 14 September.

McArdle Projects South Australia

2021 HIA Australian GreenSmart Renovation/Addition Project

The transformation and energy efficient addition to a 1920’s cottage won South Australia’s McArdle Projects a national accolade.

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2020 HIA Australian GreenSmart Multi Dwelling Development

A thoughtful intergenerational project by Light House Architecture & Science and 360 Building Solutions is the winner of the 2020 HIA Australian GreenSmart Multi Dwelling Development award.

Features

Freedom to torque

While extensive travel is off the cards, for now, when it comes time to put down the tools, how about bursts of adventures in your own backyard, with a cool link to legacy?

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Divide and conquer

Room dividers can turn an open-plan zone into multi-use spaces with separation and privacy. Find out how to divide a space instantly and inexpensively.

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Living on the edge

Located on top of an 80-metre-high cliff, this Bondi Beach build took on structural complexities but the real challenge was introducing daring design elements that evoke a European-inspired ambience.

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Management must haves

While you do the heavy lifting and make the hard decisions, having the right software solutions in place can help lighten the workload and take your business to the next level.

Lifestyles

Freedom to torque

While extensive travel is off the cards, for now, when it comes time to put down the tools, how about bursts of adventures in your own backyard, with a cool link to legacy?

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No one likes a negative Nancy

Moods of workers are highly contagious so managing the spread of unhelpful negativity will go a long way in improving the quality of your workplace.

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Green living

There are plenty of ways to make your home more eco-friendly without expending much effort. Here are four ideas you can easily introduce at your place over the summer break.

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Balkan beauty

The pristine allure of Croatia’s meandering shores and rugged inland provinces are drawing visitors by the millions to experience the cultural delights of this formerly austere tourist spot. HOUSING’s Editor recently returned to her homeland for a family ‘vacay’ and explains why this bustling destination is currently all the rage.

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