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In conversation with Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria (IADV) co-founder Rueben Berg

Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria (IADV) is a Melbourne-based not-for-profit who works to encourage the Indigenous community to be more engaged in architecture. We spoke to co-founder Rueben Berg to find out more about their work.

Trend talk: Chatting mixed facades with Kalka Homes

A trend that sees a mix of materials used on the façade of a home, mixed facades are a creative way to establish a point of difference in your home. We chatted to Kalka Homes to learn more about...

How To Do Mixed Facades Well

Paired with existing materials to create a mix and match façade, concrete based cladding can represent a straightforward way to up your home’s street appeal – and resale value. Here’s how to get it right. 

Colour in focus: Expert tips for adding colour to your home

Finding the right colour palette to suit your home can make a world of difference to the look and feel of your space. We spoke to colour expert, Tameka Moffat, about her top tips for making the most of ...

Transforming spaces: How did the backyard shed become the newest design trend?

Bec Sweeney believes everyone needs a space to make their own. We chatted to her about She Sheds, the small-space creations that are taking Australia by storm. 

Looking cool, staying warm

Concrete-based cladding isn’t just synonymous with Queenslander and coastal home. Find out how fibre-cement cladding is perfect for building in a cooler climate.

5 Quick Tricks for Warming your House this Winter

As the cooler weather sets in, reaching for the thermostat can often feel like the only way to warm a home. Here are five alternative ways to warm your home this winter and save on energy bills.

Big Demand For Compact Housing

With land sizes shrinking and life expectancy growing, we’re beginning to see a shift away from the standard 4-bedroom home. When it comes to designing practical living spaces for small and multiple occupancy dwellings, thinking outside the box is essential.

Popular cladding and weatherboard paint colours

We're often asked about the exterior paint colours on the cladding images we use. Here is a selection of popular cladding and weatherboard homes where you'll find the paint colours in the caption below each image.

Save thousands on builder quotes. Compare apples with apples.

As exciting as building and renovating can be, it can also be quite stressful as there is a lot at stake, including a large sum of money and the lifestyle you are trying to improve for your family.  Most homeowners are a little...