Projects

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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.

Turn up the volume

Light, bright and almost implausibly spacious, this time-worn Melbourne cottage sizes up in style thanks to a number of clever design solutions and a considered approach to construction.

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Sister act

When your sister becomes your client, it could easily spell disaster. But a Queensland construction director found that building his sister’s house not only strengthened their relationship, but also springboarded his own career.

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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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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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More time for what moves you

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.

Forever home

From drafting to designing, Katie Shortland-Webb of Perth’s KTR Creations has honed her skills of working with natural materials and various tones, catching the eye of her client and making their house a home.

Race for zero waste

The building industry is a major contributor to the waste created in Australia. One woman is transforming some of this waste into sustainable building products – welcome to the green building revolution.

Products

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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

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More time for what moves you

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.

Kitchens, Bathrooms and Interiors

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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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Diamonds in the rough

While Phoenix Tapware is known for timeless design and robust construction, it is its specifically designed Builders Collection that provides cost saving and pre-selection installation 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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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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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

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More time for what moves you

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.

Awards

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Winners revealed: 2021 HIA–CSR Australian Housing Awards

The winners of the 2021 HIA–CSR Australian Housing Awards provide a snapshot of the impressive work being produced in Australia's residential building industry.

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2021 HIA–CSR Australian Home of the Year

Mallinger Constructions in NSW took out the prestigious 2021 HIA-CSR Australian Home of the Year award with a design that consists of four split-level pods built around a sandstone cliff.

Display Home of the Year

2021 HIA Australian Display Home

Hunter region’s Metricon Homes won the 2021 HIA Australian Display Home for its Riviera display home which is a true entertainer’s delight.

Spec Home of the Year

2021 HIA Australian Spec Home

Sekisui House Australia won the 2021 HIA Australian Spec Home award for a highly sustainable and functional Sydney home which is accessible to all homeowners.

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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

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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.

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On Trend

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

Lifestyles

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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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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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