Projects

never stop group

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.

Bau Group

Bushland oasis

With its understated luxury, tactile finishes and flawless detailing, this Palm Beach holiday house by Bau Group is a sanctuary worth escaping to for its owners.

sx

Resort-style living

This impressive family home built by SX Constructions on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast perfectly captures the laidback beachside lifestyle of its location.

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.

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.

paul SGL

Spotlight on landscape

Paul Leesment of Supreme Green Landscaping says an eye-catching landscape makes all the difference in the external appeal of a new home.

EGGER

Industry insiders

HOUSING spoke with our insiders about the issues that may affect the residential building industry as we move into 2021, and how they are navigating the impact of the pandemic.

Products

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.

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.

Kitchens, Bathrooms and Interiors

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.

combo

Colours of sanity

Wattyl has provided insights into the ideal colour palettes to help revive the home and improve mental health during COVID-19.

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

Neumann

Made of steel

In business for 50 years, HIA member Neumann Steel has weathered its share of the industry’s ups and downs. However, a few key strategies has seen it through.

Houzz

Renovation nation

Renovations are on the radar in 2021. But what are homeowners looking for? We take a deep dive into what to expect from this year’s renovation trends.

Ben Harrison

Antarctic adventure

An adventurous plumber from Tasmania embarked on the job opportunity of a lifetime, but despite his new and icy work location, he has managed to keep up his industry learning thanks to HIA.

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.

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.

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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.

green roof

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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