Housing Awards

Spec Home

2019 HIA Australian Spec Home

The 2019 HIA Australian Spec Home has been awarded to S Smith Builders in Victoria for a stunning timber-clad home in the Mornington Peninsula.

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2019 HIA Australian Bathroom of the Year

The 2019 HIA Australian Bathroom of the Year was awarded for a boundary-breaking bathroom from Lane Group in Tasmania.

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2019 HIA Australian Display Home

Better Building Services, DNA Architects and Sugar Designs in the ACT were awarded the 2019 Australian Display Home for a smart-home design with eco-friendly capabilities.

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2019 HIA Australian Outdoor Project

The 2019 HIA Australian Outdoor Project has been awarded to Aria Property Group in Queensland for its relaxed and private rooftop terrace.

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2019 HIA–CSR Australian Home of the Year

The 2019 HIA–CSR Australian Home of the Year award has been taken out by Bellevarde Constructions in NSW for a stunning coastal residence, cantilevered to create a gravity-defying illusion.

Kitchens, Bathrooms and Interiors


Timeless charm

This stylish home with its eco-friendly features is a contemporary take on a classic Queensland design.

Averna Homes living and kitchen area

Luxe lifestyles

A focus on customised, client-centred design makes it easy for home buyers to imagine all the things life could be in an award-winning Averna Homes residence.

Heritage terrace living room

Space and light

Innovative modern design and construction breathes new life into this heritage terrace.

Charcoal tiles and timber vanity

Boundless bathrooms

Housing speaks to industry experts about their style inspiration, and the bathroom design trends and innovations to watch out for.


Easy entertaining

Clever design and workmanship turned this period residence into a bright and airy modern home, with integrated recycled materials offering a tribute to its past.


Bondi House courtyard screening

Urban oasis

Designed with a focus on liveability and built with meticulous attention to detail, this verdant, secluded retreat defies the constraints of its location.

High-rise building

Crowning glory

A glass face crowned with an intricate steel headdress is turning heads on Melbourne’s eclectic cityscape.

Dark timber and white kitchen renovation

Crown jewel

This elaborately renovated heritage house in Melbourne offers a cohesive mix of old and new features, but not without a unique set of challenges for the builders.

Outdoor alfresco and pool

Modernist marvel

Inspired by the mid-century space-age aesthetic, this home’s daring design called for a pragmatic, solutions-focused approach to construction.

Tree House interior

Among the gum trees

A treehouse is typically the stuff of child’s play, but this one in Melbourne’s Clifton Hill is a cut above in every way.

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In Focus


Creative models to tackle Sydney's housing affordability

The shortlist for the City of Sydney’s housing challenge has been released, offering new ideas for improving affordability in Australia's largest city.

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Zero energy ideal

We’re heading towards a future of low energy buildings, according to a national plan that maps out our intended flightpath.

mmt economics

Voodoo economics

An economic philosophy that says we can have our cake and eat it too sounds almost too good to be true.

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Focus on housing

HIA has developed a 10-point plan for the next federal government to help address the nation’s housing issues.


Shannon Battisson

Common goals

Architect Shannon Battisson puts sustainability at the forefront, and believes stronger collaboration is needed between designers and builders when it comes to new housing stock.

Griff Morris

Lifelong sustainability

Builder Griff Morris has spent his entire career learning about energy-efficient buildings and educating others in an effort to provide Australians with more sustainable, affordable and comfortable houses to live in.

Dave Martin

Positive change

Builder Dave Martin is focused on bringing positive change to the built environment, and is aiming for all his sites to be zero waste by 2020.

Amanda Stevens

Customer behaviour and brand belief

Consumer behaviourist Amanda Stevens shares her tailored stories and insights on how to make customer behaviours work for your brand.


Track lighting

Let there be light

There’s more to lighting design than aesthetics, and we’re seeing ever-increasing product variety for builders when it comes to improving the energy efficiency of a house.


Software saviours

Software systems specifically designed for the needs of the building industry are a sure-fire way to ensure your business runs at optimal efficiency.

Stegbar Alumiere windows

A burst of potential

Housing looks into a selection of innovative products offering the building industry good design, greater flexibility, quality assurance and improved environmental benefits.

Holcim Geostone

Setting the pace & space

Holcim Geostone™ polished concrete is an elegant and practical flooring option for internal living spaces.


Efficiency targets heating up

Australian homes are getting larger and more energy efficient, and select building products can help to make that happen.


Vogue lighting

Luxurious focus

Vogue (UK), a leading manufacturer of design radiators and towel warmers in the UK, has released its latest design to the heating market with Focus Horizontal.


Shine bright

Solatube Australia’s Brighten Up series of skylights bring natural light into a home at the same time as reducing heat loss in winter and preventing excessive heat gain in summer.


Light of the moon

The new Dornbracht Aquamoon showerhead combines simplicity and alluring design with easy-use innovation.


Leading lawn

Sir Grange is a brand new variety of turf available on the Australian market.


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Water wise for our future

Ensuring our water security is garnering increasing attention in the face of severe drought gripping parts of Australia. Does the housing industry have a role to play?


Go for gold

Make way for a new kind of SUV, with the all-new RAV4 with Gold Fleet Discount.

new homes guide

Content campaigns

Meet your marketing goals in 2019 with these new digital offerings from New Homes Guide.


Reliable range

With a total of 27 vehicle options available in the Isuzu UTE range, you’re bound to find something to suit all your work- related needs.

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Paperless office

Thinking about going paperless? Beginning with one part of your process can help to prevent digital overwhelm and allow you to ease into the online world.


Wellbeing at work

Creating a healthy workplace isn’t as difficult as you might think and it starts with small, simple changes.

Health insurance Bupa

A healthy future

What private health insurance reforms do you need to be aware of in 2019?

Inis Meain hotel

A pint of adventure

Whether you are sitting in a pub or taking in the spectacular architecture, Ireland has something to ignite a spark of inspiration in everyone.

Hobbiton New Zealand

Home away from home

Walk through Hobbit homes, learn about Maori culture and photograph the best New Zealand has to offer.

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