Projects

Hotondo

Riding the wave

HOUSING talks to HIA member Hotondo Goulburn about what first home buyers today are looking for when building a new home and the impact of the federal government’s HomeBuilder stimulus.

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Art and brass

Bringing an architect’s complex design vision to life, HIA member Grosser Constructions transformed a historically significant property into a new kind of architectural icon.

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Close to nature

A stunning environmentally friendly house built by Never Stop Group blends innovation and sustainability, with some unexpected twists and turns inside and out.

visioneer

A place to call home

Taking its cues from the nearby Fitzroy Town Hall in Melbourne, the Whitlam Place apartments constructed by Visioneer Builders provide a unique blend of classic modernism and individuality.

custom

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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Western Australia: lessons in woe to go

In Western Australia, the housing market is experiencing a high after a long-term slump. So, what can the rest of us learn about handling rapid rise from a standing start?

timber framing

Don't expose yourself

In our third instalment on building quality, HOUSING looks at how exposure to the elements can affect the compliance and life span of buildings if you are unknowingly using incorrect products and materials.

economics

From slump to bump

Australians ramped up their renovations activity in 2020, helping to absorb some of the economic shock of the COVID recession.

ISMAA

Digging deeper

Mentoring programs have supported thousands of apprentices in their early years, and following their conclusion, HIA reveals insights about why many are failing to complete their trade training.

People

Monique Juratovac

A cut above the rest

Monique Juratovac threw convention out the window when she signed up for a bricklaying apprenticeship. Despite the naysayers, she is determined to carve out her own path in the construction industry.

Ashley Badcock

Framing a future

Motivated, bright and hardworking, former HIA SA Apprentice of the Year Ashley Badcock, now booming business owner, is proof that diversity and opportunity lead to a bright future.

Robert Kirkovski

Master of illusion

How does a design professional go about creating a custom home with liveable solutions? For Robert Kirkovski of Rural Building Co, it’s all about flexible thinking to create a forever space.

Josh Byrne

Green for the mainstream

How do you plan and build an affordable, water-wise, energy-efficient home? Environmental scientist and media professional Dr Josh Byrne has the right green guide to help.

Products

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Industry inventions

HOUSING rounds up some clever and resource efficient building products developed by HIA members for the industry.

rivergum

Projecting the future

Are we entering the age of virtual homes sales? A new projection studio in Adelaide is proving homeowners are content to buy house and land packages without setting foot in a display home.

DecoClad house exterior

Building essentials

The residential building industry is experiencing a surge in activity, so now is a good time to look for high-performance and time-saving products that won’t compromise on style, strength and safety.

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On Trend

HOUSING's top pick of innovative building products for March 2021.

Kitchens, Bathrooms and Interiors

phoenix

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.

megaflora

Sustainability reimagined

Meticulously constructed from a diverse range of reclaimed materials, this eclectic, highly liveable home demonstrates its builder’s love of design and holistic approach to sustainability.

full bathroom

Perfectly formed

Flawlessly married marble, steel and timber elements came together to create the 2020 HIA Australian Bathroom of the Year.

koty

Secret ingredients

With its pared-back take on industrial design, the Australian Kitchen of the Year exudes warmth and depth in the heart of an architect’s Adelaide home.

hero

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

A heritage of strength

Proudly Australian made for more than 100 years, the steel building products manufacturer Lysaght ensures that homes are strong, safe and sleek. HOUSING explores its past, present and formidable future.

BW

The spotlight's on you

7 ways to shine a spotlight on your business.

Plugged In

Blogs

Search engines and your clients have two things in common – they both want a fresh and relevant flow of communication. Maybe blogging is the answer?

team management

Strength in numbers

Great teams are not an accident; they take time to nurture and effort to achieve. Here are some of our tips to keep your crew motivated, appreciated and feeling a part of your success.

Awards

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Winners revealed: 2020 HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards

The winners of the 2020 HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards were announced on 8 September.

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2020 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home and GreenSmart Display/Project Home

Is this Australia’s most sustainable home? The 2020 HIA Australia GreenSmart Home was awarded to an impressive certified Passive House project by Blue Mountains builder Blue Eco Homes.

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2020 HIA Australian GreenSmart Renovation/Addition Project

The winner of the 2020 HIA Australian GreenSmart Renovation/Addition Project award is a formerly dilapidated Canberra property that was transformed into an energy-efficient family home.

custom

2020 HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home

Reminiscent of an upside down Akubra hat, this unusual rural property has been designed to operate off-grid and is the 2020 HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home winner.

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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

Business blueprint

Your business blueprint

2020 created unexpected complications, so where to now in 2021? HOUSING has collated some products that may help you secure your game plan to ensure future control and success.

Outdoor Kitchens

Take it outside

Outdoor dining is more than just a four burner, an ice bucket and a plastic table – it is a communal environment made for entertaining year-round. HOUSING explores what makes this space great.

bushfire feature

Building for bushfire

The 2019-2020 bushfire season was shocking for its ferocity and widespread destruction. It tested our resilience and endurance, strained our firefighting resources and left a devastating rebuilding effort for affected communities.

rheem

A plumb Australian legend

For more than 80 years Rheem has been delivering reliable and resourceful hot water solutions to Australian homes. From historical to the contemporary, what is it that makes Rheem an Aussie icon?

Lifestyles

workplace anxiety workers teams

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.

Croatia Krk

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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