Projects

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A design for all time

This Canberra home was designed to accommodate its homeowners through life’s different stages. And the results? Eclectic functionality.

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Every little thing

This award-winning home in Sydney’s inner west, constructed with creativity and flair, is the perfect articulation of its builder’s philosophy to ‘treat every little thing like it’s everything’.

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Creative corner

With a striking design offering an inspired response to a tricky canal site, the Corner House is already on its way to becoming a new landmark in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.

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Victorious vision

Radiating raw, robust elegance, the 2020 HIA–CSR Australian Home of the Year sprung from an inspiringly collaborative effort between the homeowner, architect, and builder – BJ Millar Constructions.

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Mid-century remodel

Taking on the renovation of an architect’s own home may add to the pressure of a build, but for Kleev Homes in Victoria this is all in a day’s work.

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In Focus

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One house, one approval

To construct a single dwelling on a block should only require one approval. It’s time to shake up planning restrictions across the country.

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What are your next steps?

Get ahead of the current wave of change and invest in your training and your future, the return will be worth your while.

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Consider commercial

Have you always carried out residential building work? Coronavirus may beg the question of what else is out there to keep your business in business until we come through the pandemic.

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Building wins

The HomeBuilder grant was a big win for the residential building industry and will make a vital difference to activity in the next six months, but the outlook for home building in 2021 is still uncertain.

People

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Struggle strength and survival

Sharing the harrowing details of two major breakdowns and a lifetime of managing anxiety can’t be easy, but Brett Saunders tells his story so others will speak up about their own.

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Bringing self-belief home

Multiskilled 2020 HIA Australian Business Partner winner Rebecca Bishop works with purpose and passion, but it’s the strength she has learnt through being authentic that makes her truly special.

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Building resilience

What does it take to be resilient? HOUSING talks to HIA members who have grown from difficult circumstances and have arisen stronger with purpose and determination.

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Daring to be different

HIA member Adam Ritson may typically prefer to work on remote projects in the quiet of Tasmania’s wilderness, but his focus on quality speaks volumes for the type of builder he is.

Products

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Window power

Australian researchers have created semi-transparent solar cells that will allow windows to generate electricity while still maintaining the current window glazing levels and benefits.

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Interconnected homes

Today’s households have around 17 smart devices, with this only expected to increase. COVID’s impact means we can also expect more people will make their homes a base for their work and studies. But are our houses equipped to meet these connectivity demands?

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Nature's design

Bathroom design has come a long way, and today’s spaces are all about the relaxation, pleasure and health of consumers as much as they are about style.

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Get on deck

The brainwave of carpenter Pete Haas, Decktec is an innovative decking system and joist protector in one that gets your decks down straight – and fast.

Kitchens, Bathrooms and Interiors

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Perfectly formed

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

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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.

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Colours of sanity

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

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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.

Nulook

Gone green

One had the vision and the other the expertise, and between them two Perth brothers formed a natural partnership and a passion to transform a pre-1900 heritage home, where the kitchen is the star.

Business

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Resources

Looking for technical information or design inspiration? HOUSING has rounded up a few supporting tools to narrow your search and advance your knowledge in the new year.

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Virtual meetings

When COVID saw the shutdown of many Australian workplaces this year, video meetings became the hottest topic since leftover cake in the tea room. Are they here to stay? And if so, how do we adapt?

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Feature attraction

If a picture tells a thousand words, how many can a video tell? How about taking the leap from your smart phone to a feature story with professionally produced videos.

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Market for the market

With a clientele of high-profile major builders, well-known real estate agencies, and even mortgage brokers, digital marketing expert Sabri Suby is helping the building and property industry navigate marketing post-COVID-19.

Awards

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A winner – now and zen

10 years after he won HIA’s Australian Home of the Year, builder Ryan Stidwill has learnt that friendship, the love of nature and the search for inner calm is what keeps him inspired every day.

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2020 HIA–CSR Australian People's Choice Home of the Year

MyStyle Homes (QLD) has taken out the People's Choice award for a spectacular tri-level Cairns home with panoramic city and ocean views.

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Winners revealed: 2020 HIA–CSR Australian Housing Awards

Australia’s most outstanding homes and the people behind them were announced via a ‘virtual’ ceremony on Friday 29 May.

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2020 HIA Australian Townhouse/Villa Development

The 2020 HIA Australian Townhouse/Villa Development award went to Creative Building Services and DNA Architects for this well considered urban development.

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2020 HIA Australian Outdoor Project

Balinese resort or backyard? The 2020 HIA Australian Outdoor Project by Hamik Luxury Homes has to be seen to be believed.

Features

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Nature's design

Bathroom design has come a long way, and today’s spaces are all about the relaxation, pleasure and health of consumers as much as they are about style.

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Setting the bar

A resolution for condensation in roof ventilation? Practical designs for small lot housing? Prefabricated structural building solutions? 2020 promises product advancements that are moving with the times.

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Heritage and experience: partnering with builders for half a century

Since 1953, quantity surveyors Rawlinsons has been a trusted business partner to the construction industry, but there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to these experts in cost estimation.

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Hot essentials

What influences today’s trends? For some it will always be about visual appeal, beauty in design but for others there is a need for something more; how something synthesises into your life, or even the world around us.

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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