Projects Region ACT And Southern NSW (89) Hunter NSW (89) National Office (89) New South Wales (89) Northern Territory (89) North Queensland (89) Queensland (89) South Australia (89) Tasmania (89) Victoria (89) Western Australia (89) Date Range Past Month (2) Past 3 Months (8) Past 1 Year (30) Past 2 Or More Years (71) Peak of perfection When a five-bedroom home was built on an inhospitable site – with a vertical sandstone wall and a natural cave – it took ingenuity and fearlessness to incorporate these natural elements. Coasting along When Noosa-based builders GV Emanuel Constructions won HIA Home of the Year in 2001, owner Gary considered it a pinnacle of achievement. Twenty years on, the business continues to build on its success. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.