Awards

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Winners revealed: 2019 HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards

The winners of the 2019 HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards were announced on 10 September.

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2019 HIA Australian GreenSmart Renovation/Addition Project

This award, partnered by CSR Building Products, recognises an extension or renovation involving structural building work to an existing individual house or other residential building.

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2019 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home and GreenSmart Sustainable Home

This home has been awarded the top accolade in the 2019 HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards, winning the 2019 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home.

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2019 HIA Australian GreenSmart Display/Project Home

HIA Australian GreenSmart Display/Project Home is partnered by InfraBuild and is presented to an individual house currently on display to the public, intended for reproduction as displayed or with standard variations.

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2019 HIA Australian GreenSmart Energy Efficiency

This award is partnered by Solahart and is presented to a housing project (single or multi dwelling) that best incorporates cost-effective energy efficient design and operational principles. The house should demonstrate a high level of year-round climate comfort with minimal artificial heating and cooling.

Kitchens, Bathrooms and Interiors

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What's to come

Ensure your seat belt is fastened and your chair is upright as we venture internationally to get a taste of what’s on the horizon.

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Beauty and the basement

This sophisticated home is the ultimate entertainer – and if the dramatic architecture and distinctive finishes don’t bowl you over, the next-level inclusions in the basement will.

Outdoor kitchen

Outdoor kitchens: getting the layout right

Layout dos and don’ts for the outdoor kitchen

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Lasting impressions

Cleverly integrating colour and textiles to a classic black and white base is a sure-fire way to make a project stand out from the crowd.

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Pretty in pink

With a perfect pop of pink, seamless integration and millimetre-perfect execution, the 2019 HIA Australian Kitchen Design project takes Scandi styling to the next level.

Projects

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Striking in sorrento

If the Mornington Peninsula is Victoria’s playground for the rich and famous, then this award-winning spec house in Sorrento is in excellent company.

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Levels of luxury

A tower of glistening glass and the opulent oasis within and above, took out two national awards at this year’s HIA–CSR Australian Housing Awards.

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Into the tempest

Amidst the wild winds overlooking Werri Beach on the NSW South Coast, Bellevarde Constructions has created a family home that is not only awe-worthy; it is award-worthy.

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A tale of two eras

Inventiveness combined with exquisite execution breathes new life and drama into this character cottage’s masterful renovation/addition in Perth’s inner north.

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Things of stone and wood

Constructed almost entirely from timber, glass and stone, Apollo Bay House both defers to, and celebrates, the windswept beauty of its wild, coastal location.

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In Focus

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New technology in plaster

USG Boral is committed to developing products that provide the industry with a safe working environment.

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A constructive collaboration

HIA has strengthened its collaborative relationship with its Japanese equivalent, JIBH, in what promises to be a constructive partnership to meet the housing challenges of both nations.

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Technology or training?

The HIA Summit opened the conversation on how vocational education and training is or is not working to deliver the skills we need, at the speed we need them, to maintain a stable and proficient residential building industry, now and into the future.

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A golden opportunity

Improved housing affordability is only a short-term reprieve, not a ‘get-out-of-jail-free’ card for government action on tax reform.

People

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Vale Keith Robinson

The residential building industry farewells Past President Keith Robinson, a man who stood by HIA’s side from the very beginning.

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Building a better industry

Bill McDonald OAM shared his insights and wisdom in this year’s DR Dossetor Address. Here he talks more about the challenges and opportunities currently facing our industry.

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On the right track

HIA Apprentice Tom Payton is a big supporter of learning a trade as a career path.

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A few good men

There are forces bearing down on the construction industry that are going to change the way we build, and approach training and development.

Features

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Priceless peace of mind

Don’t settle for less than the best when it comes to choosing suppliers.

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Sold on kerb appeal

If you wish to make the most of your home’s street appeal there are key external areas of the home and front yard that, along with clever planning and design, will get you the best results.

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Common ground

From material type to pattern lay, there are plenty of options as well as technical considerations when it comes to choosing beautiful and long-lasting flooring finishes for a home.

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Know your timber

Timber is the ultimate renewable resource but do you know where your supplies come from? HOUSING looks at the certifications that guarantee sustainably-sourced wood products from forest to retail.

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Botanical bathrooms

While the semi-outdoor bathroom has its roots in high-end accommodation and boutique resorts, the opulent model is branching out into the home.

Products

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Iconic door

Following consumer research B&D says it’s Australia’s most trusted and reliable name in garage doors and continues to bring on-trend finishes to the market.

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Ashes to ashes

The water-free incineration toilet from Norwegian company Cinderella Eco Group offers a water-saving solution to areas affected by droughts.

Beyond Blue

How are you

People working in the construction industry are at a higher risk of developing a mental illness.

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Breathe easy

Airborne hazards in the workplace have been associated with the development of a wide range of respiratory diseases in Australia.

Business

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Great prospects

Celebrating 20 years in business, the 2019 HIA Australian Major Builder winner continues to expand while doggedly pursuing a build experience second to none.

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Plugged in: Back to building

Residential construction is a people-driven industry. While it has seen an influx of digitised workflow systems and mechanical automation over the past decade, there are humans at the heart of every decision.

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Perfect fit

The 2019 HIA Australian Business Partner of the Year may not have started out in the construction industry but she has found herself exactly where she wants to be.

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Built for you

The all-new HiAce range has been built with the driver’s needs and wants in mind.

Lifestyles

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Encouraging healthy thinking

While there is particular attention of mental health during October, it’s important to manage the responsibility of workplace mental health throughout the year.

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It ain't weak to speak

Susan is a landscape architect, mental health professional, author and mother who has teamed up with daughter Imogen to tell their story from both sides.

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A golden location

Lay back and admire the collision of Australia’s natural phenomena and man-made creations in the heart of the beloved Gold Coast.

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Eclectic and eccentric

A land of immense beauty where yesterday and tomorrow collide, Japan offers tourists a getaway like no other.

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