In Focus Region ACT And Southern NSW (76) Hunter NSW (76) National Office (76) New South Wales (76) Northern Territory (76) North Queensland (76) Queensland (76) South Australia (76) Tasmania (76) Victoria (76) Western Australia (76) Date Range Past Month (6) Past 3 Months (6) Past 1 Year (28) Past 2 Or More Years (68) Why contractors are key Independent contracting is thriving in the residential building sector but it’s regularly under attack. That's a wrap While HomeBuilder exceeded everyone’s expectations, the industry is now prepared for the busiest period of new home building in Australia’s history. Next big thing? Now the ‘build to rent’ housing model has arrived in Australia, the potential for the sector may be huge. So, will the foundations of Australia’s private rental market change? Boom time Instead of property prices falling off a cliff last year, Australia’s housing market is in the midst of a boom. Is this a sustainable rise or an artificial bubble that will inevitably burst? Budget 2021-22: Will there be anything for housing? The 2021-22 Federal Budget will be announced on Tuesday 11 May. What can we expect for residential building? Sweeping changes Strap in – NCC 2022 will be a bumpy ride. HOUSING shows how all the proposed reforms will significantly affect all residential buildings. 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? 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.