It’s official: Australians love spending time outdoors. But, as this edition’s feature explains, investing time and money into your outdoor area can have myriad benefits other than just creating a relaxing space for you and your family to enjoy.
This week we also take a look at what to consider when deciding whether to demolish or renovate, and we give you a run-down on how to request quotes from builders.
This edition we take a look at three innovative DIY projects to get your backyard into shape as well as an in-depth article on exactly what building surveyors do and the training they undergo to become qualified.
In other news, we’ve given our homepage a serious face-lift and would love to hear your feedback. You can send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This edition, BUILD catches up with Tyrrells Property Inspections managing director Stephen Ransley who highlights some common building defects he runs into on the job.
We’d also like to say congratulations to Rachel from Avondale Heights who took home the prize in our PowerLift competition! Thank you to everyone who entered – we had a great response. We’ll be running more competitions in the near future so stay tuned!
This edition we’re checking out bathroom trends for the year ahead, as well as some seasonal colour trends for the whole house. And as summer rolls on, we thought we’d take a look at how to maintain your deck to ensure it can be enjoyed year-round.
In other news, our automated garage door opener giveaway closes tomorrow - so be sure to get your entries in!
It’s a new year and many of us are looking for ways to revitalise or re-imagine our homes. Whether it’s putting on a new front door, sorting out your garage storage or getting stuck into a comprehensive bathroom re-design, now is the time to tackle that project you’ve been putting off for ages.
Our homes are becoming smarter. From the time we unlock the door when we arrive home, to when we switch off the lights at night, an ever increasing number of tasks are becoming automated. What’s more, new technologies allow us to store the power generated by solar panels during the day so we can use it at night. And the ability to monitor our energy consumption like never before enables us to use it more efficiently.
This edition we take a good look at the technologies that are transforming our homes – from home automation to solar batteries.
Holiday season is almost upon us, so this edition we take a look at some breathtaking builds both on the coast and in the country. From the stunningly renovated Karkalla beach house and an architect's home in Aireys Inlet, to some of our country's best bush houses.
We've also put together some handy articles to help guide you through your renovation or building project.
It's barbeque season again and here at BUILD we're pretty excited about it. So this edition is all about getting ready for the good times ahead.
We've put together some tips for setting up your barbeque area and maintaining your deck, as well as some great ideas for spring projects and inspiration for those looking to build or reinvigorate a deck.
There are just a few short weeks left ‘till summer and here at BUILD we’re getting excited.
This edition we take a look at plunge pools – little swimming pools that can fit just about anywhere! We also check out some stunning beach houses and run through some tips and tricks to help you get your outdoor spaces ready for the warmer weather.
Following on from last edition's featured blog on the Fenestration Australia Design Awards, this time 'round we decided to go in for a closer look at one award-winning property we just couldn't get enough of. The Giacomo Yandoit House is an exemplar of how modern design and old-world charm can work together in absolute harmony. Do yourself a favour and check it out!
We also take a peek at some of the entries in the up-coming National Building Design Awards, take a tour of a stunning before and after on Sydney’s foreshore and a whole lot more.
This edition we get an insider’s perspective of the Fenestration Australia Design Awards 2016, as Judge Jeff Patchell walks us through some of the winning residential installations. These awards provide a professional showcase for window systems, skylights and surface finishings and are a fantastic starting point for discovering inspired window design.
We also take a look at some out-there underground houses, a breath-taking before and after reno in Hawthorn and a whole lot more.
With winter finally coming to a close, many of us are looking forward to donning our gardening gloves and making our outdoor areas shine again. So in this edition we're looking to get inspired and get back out into the yard.
We've put together a host of garden-related blogs and articles that look at keeping the cost of gardening supplies down, setting up an awesome outdoor kitchen and heaps more.
This week the Build team caught up with photographer-come-owner-builder Ralph Alphonso who has built a unique, carbon neutral abode in East Melbourne with the aim of encouraging discussion around sustainable living. What’s more, the four-level building that has a footprint of just five by four meters!
We also take a look at another Building Designers Association of Victoria award winner, alongside some truly wild Japanese architecture. In addition to this, we've got some great tips on planning a bathroom re-design and selecting an emergency plumber.
This edition is all about turning your building and renovation dreams into reality. Our featured blog takes a look at some bathrooms with truly spectacular views to get you inspired and our supplementary articles have a heap of useful information to help you plan your own bathroom build or reno'.
We also take a look at the Artisan apartment block that was just awarded building design of the year at the BADV awards. Plus more great ideas on how to make your home everything you dreamed it would be.
More Australians than ever are choosing to renovate their homes. Whether you’re doing it to improve your own living standards, or to increase the value of a property before selling it on, there are many easy ways to revitalise your home without breaking the bank.
This edition we’ve put together a host of helpful articles and blogs to help guide you through the renovation process.
It goes without saying that design plays a fundamental role in the way a home feels and functions. Whether you choose to consult a professional or go it alone, there are a heap of building-specific variables you’ll need to consider.
This edition our featured blog looks at some great examples of open-plan design. Alongside this we’ve put together a plethora of tips and tricks for designing kitchens, bathrooms, lighting and everything in between.
No matter how big or small your home is, knowing it is safe and secure is a sure-fire way to have you resting easy at night. That’s why this edition we’re focussing squarely on home security.
This time ‘round our featured blog is a top ten of security tips that shows you the best ways to burglar-proof your home. Alongside this, we’ve got articles on home automation and security, security screens and security lighting and we’ve also put together a host of security-related blogs.