Industry News

Industry responses to the Shergold-Weir report

In August 2017 the Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) asked Professor Peter Shergold and Bronwyn Weir to assess the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems in the Australian building and construction sector.

New configuration courtyard-style homes

Jan 14, 2019 Architecture

Courtyard-style homes aren’t a new phenomenon, appearing every few decades in different configurations. In the 1950s and ‘60s, these homes often appeared with flat roofs and were often single-storey in form.

The Prefab debate: The opportunities and threats of modular building for Australia’s construction industry

Modular homes are on the rise in Australia, with more and more buyers turning to prefabricated options rather than the typical onsite build.

Case Study: Tete a Tete Wine Cabinet & Preservers in Brae Restaurant Accommodation

High-end boutique and luxury accommodation brands are constantly looking to raise the bar when it comes to offerings in a bid to set them apart from the rest and to give guests a truly memorable experience.

You shouldn’t have! Seven Christmas gifts for the design-addict in your life

The festive season is well underway – there is a sense of excitement in the air as well as full bellies and sore heads floating around following countless gatherings and office parties. So with Christmas on the horizon, here are some superb gift ideas for the designer in your life.

How to build loyalty with architects and designers

Dec 13, 2018 DesignBUILD News

Designers are a loyal breed. When it comes to the manufacturers that architects and designers use, they tend to stick solid to the same brands.

Terrace Houses: Making do with less

Dec 10, 2018 Architecture

In Victorian times and well into the 20th century, families lived in single-fronted cottages. After the Second World War, the idea of having a large back garden took hold with the mantra that fresh air could only be found in the suburbs.

Case Study: Cadence & Co Stables Project

Few of us are actually lucky enough to achieve the goal of permanently ‘getting away from it all,’ as is the case for Darren Mills – Co-founder of Cadence & Co, and owner and designer of this amazing project.

Case Study: When a wine cellar isn’t the best option

As world leaders in wine storage, DesignBUILD exhibitor, EuroCave are often asked what is the best way to store a wine collection, and the answer is always the same. It depends.

Technology in Design & Build: The era of digitalisation is here

Nov 29, 2018 DesignBUILD News

Technology is playing an enormous role in the development of the design and construction industries in the modern world.

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