Industry News

Aging gracefully – taking a fresh look at Aged Care design

Jul 31, 2017

Life and longevity in the 21st century is better than ever before. And according to the ABS, the long-life trend is set to continue with a quarter of the population soon to be over 65 years of Age in Australia. But we’re at a critical time for design thinking through the problems we’re facing with an unprecedented expanding ageing population. Instead of celebrating our longevity, many of our elders are suffering chronic loneliness, social isolation, intragenerational segregation.

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In a Bush Setting

Jul 20, 2017

Traditional country homes often feature broad eaves, small windows and sometimes a balcony out the front. However, given our climate, these period homesteads often appear ill matched.

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Paarhammer Manufacturer of the Year – Small Business

May 26, 2017

Paarhammer Windows has been awarded ‘Manufacturer of the Year – Small Business’ 2017 by the Victorian State Government.

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VIDEO: Community Designs Presents City of Hobart

May 25, 2017

How wide is your footpath? The City of Hobart is certainly on the front foot as they look to revitalise dead spots within the city.

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Melbourne Developer Profile – Little Projects

May 24, 2017

With record property prices, Melbourne’s a city on the move. There’s no denying the increases are putting pressure on dreams of home ownership, but there are plenty of opportunities within the residential apartment market – you just need to know what to look for, and have a well-informed approach. Annie Reid chats to Fergus Humphries, General Manager – Sales & Marketing at Little Projects, to find out a little more about the Melbourne market.

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State-of-the-Art Alumiere Range is in a class of its own

May 23, 2017

Stegbar has launched Alumiere, a new range of high performance windows and doors with a unique design that allows for larger spans of glass and unobstructed views. With Alumiere, size limitations have been increased to allow for glass panel heights of up to three metres to be easily achieved, making the new range ideal for modern architecture where the emphasis is on ample windows and open-plan living.

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Highlights from ACIF Forecasts May 2017

May 19, 2017

The latest industry forecasts released today by Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), the peak consultative body for building and construction, show this important industry for employment is moving quickly through two peaks in activity with a less fevered period of activity coming.

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Sustainable energy savings suite launched by Reclaim Energy

May 12, 2017

Reclaim Energy have used DesignBUILD 2017 to launch a new energy savings suite to the industry. Backed by premium product suppliers, this greenfields venture provides sustainable energy solutions to architects and builders for either residential single phase installations or larger three phase commercial ventures, in every state and territory of Australia.

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DesignBUILD 2017 – Final Completion

May 5, 2017

DesignBUILD is over for another year and the show certainly proved it has become a three-day celebration of new ideas and a platform for visitors to be inspired, refreshed and re-energised.

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Record Numbers Attend Day One of DesignBUILD

May 3, 2017

The first building and architectural event to be held at Sydney’s 1.5 billion International Convention Centre, DesignBUILD, has started in style with record numbers attending Day One of the show.

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