Sika sponsors Master Builder NSW waterproofing courses

Jul 1, 2015

Sika has partnered with Master Builders Association New South Wales (MBA NSW) as the official sponsor of its suite of waterproofing courses.

What’s In Your Adhesives?

Jun 25, 2015

Adhesives are undoubtedly one of the most ubiquitous materials found in any building or interior design project. They’re often used in large quantities and may not necessarily receive the same kind of attention as materials used for flooring, walls or furniture. Yet their wide range of applications in a single space – such as glues in furniture or sealants used for waterproofing – means they can have a significant impact on the indoor environment.

Nicholas Brunsdon and the Rise of Emerging Practices

Jun 25, 2015

Nicholas Brunsdon, director of WA practice POST- and this year’s Australian Institute of Architects National Emerging Architect Prize winner, has built a professional foundation through working with small firms, an experience that he considers “a great ladder into entrepreneurial and diligent practice”.

People Issue: Bobby Ali-Khan

Jun 24, 2015

Bobby Ali-Khan is the National Business Development Manager at Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) and is also a part of the DesignBUILD Advisory Panel and DesignBUILD 2015 Speaker Series.

People Issue: James Treble

Jun 24, 2015

James Treble is a Sydney based Interior Designer, TV Presenter, brand ambassador and writer, who loves sharing his passion for houses, colour, good design and recycling. With over 20 years’ experience within the building and design industry, James is a source of knowledge and is recognised as a leader within the industry.

People Issue: David Solomon

Jun 24, 2015

David Soloman is Master Builders Association (MBA) NSW’s Safety Officer. He heads up the MBA NSW Safety Department, a WHS technician when it comes to prescribed legislation and troubleshooting member queries and issues.

People Issue: Claire Martin

Jun 24, 2015

DesignBUILD recently sat down with Claire Martin (Co-Creative Director) to discuss ‘This Public Life Festival of Landscape Architecture’, being held in Melbourne in October 2015. Claire has been involved with this event since October 2014 in collaboration with Cameron Bruhn and Ricky Ricardo.

Practicality a priority for residential and commercial landscaping projects

Jun 19, 2015

With spring around the corner, interest in outdoor design and the use of concrete paving for landscaping is expected to spike. Contractors and landscapers can create practical, low maintenance designs with large format, stone-look concrete pavers, according to feedback from delegates who attended the Boral display at the recent DesignBUILD exhibition in Sydney. “Practicality proved […]

Making up for honest mistakes: Professional Indemnity insurance

May 18, 2015

Professional Indemnity is a critical insurance cover for a range of businesses and trades in the design and construction industry, from engineers and surveyors, to carpenters and builders. However, it is not well understood and often overlooked by many in these fields. These business owners are exposing themselves to potentially crippling costs.

Terracotta flat shingles key to curved roof design

May 15, 2015

In the prestigious east Melbourne suburb of Canterbury, architect Phillip Mannerheim and master builder Brian Lee collaborated on a project to create two townhouses with premium appeal that met the price expectations of the market.

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