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Looking for technical information or design inspiration? Housing rounds up the latest tools to advance your knowledge.

NCC 2022 – HIA is here to help

With NCC 2022 being one of, if not, the largest single amendment to the building code since its inception, it’s important to familarise yourself with the changes.

There are various ways you can do this – you can download the new editions of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 from ABCB. Otherwise, you could obtain a hardcopy of NCC 2022 through HIA online.

When ordering the volumes through HIA, you also receive a copy of the exclusive HIA Summary of NCC 2022 Changes document.

Need more help in understanding NCC changes? HIA offers a comprehensive range of resources on NCC 2022 to assist you navigate and get ahead of the changes.

Also, HIA is running face-to-face seminars and virtual information sessions on the amendments, so check out our NCC 2022 information portal to book in today.

Smart way to pay

Not only does Reckon handle your business’s bookkeeping, invoicing and compliance, it also makes paying your staff a painless affair. Even if you only have one employee on your books, you need quick and intuitive payroll tools to ensure they’re paid on time and in full.

Easily manage wages, leave, super and Single Touch Payroll for an unlimited number of employees in one place with Reckon One software. Here, you simply enter employee details and hit pay! It handles taxes, superannuation guarantee rates, SuperStream requirements and much more.

Take the sting out of running your payroll so you can concentrate on running your business, safe in the knowledge that Reckon is taking care of your team.

Towards net-zero carbon buildings

To help the residential building industry achieve net zero by 2040, Sydney researchers have developed a free reference guide. Net zero means balancing greenhouse gas emissions produced by humans with emissions taken out of the atmosphere.

Produced by University of New South Wales Professor Deo Prasad and team, Race to Net Zero Carbon: A Climate Emergency Guide for New and Existing Buildings in Australia presents a clear pathway for builders to follow.

According to Professor Prasad, the best way to minimise the footprint is by retrofitting and reducing materials in use. If that’s not possible, then employing low-carbon materials, such as green steel and concrete alternatives during the construction process, is best.

Interiors with impact

Renowned Australian design firm, Arent & Pyke, reveals their tips and tricks when creating a polished interior in their debut book, Interiors Beyond the Primary Palette.

Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke have a signature style – they embrace decorative modernism through their experimental use of colour and material pairings. This ranges from the drama of three different types of marble to a checkerboard terrazzo floor of variegated greens.

Showcasing their best works, the book shows how their interiors are high on charm and comfort, focusing on the psychology of space. Each of their projects are displayed with the paint names, fabric brands, key learnings and insights into how these spaces were created.

First published on 29 May 2023

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