Painting Industry News

'This letter may be distressing to you': Affordable housing tenants urged to flee if cyclone struck

Building and Construction - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 07:33
Residents of a group of defective Top End rentals — intended to house low and middle income-earners — were warned they would need to evacuate their homes if a cyclone warning was issued for Greater Darwin.

'Whelan the Wrecker is here': The demolition firm that transformed Melbourne over a century

Building and Construction - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 06:19
Some of the city's oldest, and grandest, buildings were among thousands pulled down by one demolition firm that became so well known that its name became part of Melburnians' vocabulary.

A garden room with history: Fusilier Cottage Addition

Architecture AU - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 13:32
A Georgian landmark in Hobart’s Battery Point is graced with a surprisingly porous living pavilion that interacts generously with street and garden.

Embracing the elements: Las Palmas

Architecture AU - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 12:11
Fluidity between interior and exterior realms is embraced in the kitchen and bathrooms of this home with a modernist past.

A calming getaway: Dolphin Sands Studio

Architecture AU - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 11:56
A diminutive guesthouse on the east coast of Tasmania is a secluded spot for quiet contemplation.

Meet the owners of Beaconsfield House

Architecture AU - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 11:32
Architect Simon Pendal transformed Beaconsfield House on behalf of art-loving homeowners Jurek and Michele. Here, they chat with Linda Cheng about the experience of working with Simon.

Home Builder Confidence Drops in January

Todays Homeowner - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 07:59

Inflation and supply chain disruptions have home builder confidence in the market sinking. Meanwhile, an insider raises concerns about the industry for 2022.

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How to leverage the opportunities of working collectively

Architecture AU - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 15:35
Returning for the 2022 Asia Pacific Architecture Festival, The Architecture Symposium will consider the myriad ways architects and designers are with others within and outside the built environment.

‘Tourism and lifestyle’ precinct approved for central Queensland

Architecture AU - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 15:07
A $187 million “tourism and lifestyle” precinct surrounding an artificial surf lake has been given the green light by Livingstone Shire Council.

Melbourne council approves 'distinguished' Southbank tower

Architecture AU - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 14:36
City of Melbourne councillors have unanimously supported an amended proposal for a 130-metre tower in Melbourne’s Southbank.

Owner of North Sydney MLC again seeks demolition, despite heritage listing

Architecture AU - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 14:26
The developer behind the proposal to demolish and replace the modernist MLC office building in North Sydney is pushing ahead with the plan.

Fears for more industry collapses in 2022 as big builders go bust

Building and Construction - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 13:41
The Master Builders Associations warn more firms could follow BA Murphy, Privium and Tasmanian Constructions as rising costs take a heavy toll.

Home Trends to Watch in 2022

Todays Homeowner - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 09:46

2022 home trends will include an infusion of natural influence and comfort, according to Zillow. Here are examples — and inspiration — for what to expect.

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'Complex' projects will soon need approval from a third-party engineer

Building and Construction - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 17:09
Three years after nine Top End buildings were found to be structurally non-compliant, the Northern Territory government has introduced reforms to avoid a similar building bungle happening again. 

'A huge achievement': New Maitland hospital to improve region's health services

Building and Construction - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 13:43
A $470 million public hospital has opened in the NSW Hunter Valley, in a triumph for the local community after a decade of planning and debate over its funding.

AA January/February 2022 preview

Architecture AU - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 10:35
Collectives and collaborations: Working together to challenge the status quo

Bath Fitter Review (2022)

Todays Homeowner - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 08:52

Are you looking to redesign your bathroom and add value to your home? Keep reading for Bath Fitter reviews, pricing and more information on the company’s quality tub and shower liners.

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Proposed tower above historic Sydney hotel

Architecture AU - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 15:12
The owner of the early 20th century Shelbourne Hotel at 200-202 Sussex Street, Sydney is proposing to build a 150-metre tower above the heritage pub, with architecture practice Turner preparing concept drawings.

'Co-operate, co-design, co-exist': Asia Pacific Architecture Festival 2022

Architecture AU - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 14:54
The Asia Pacific Architecture Festival (APAF) returns to Brisbane from 12 to 25 March 2022 with the theme “co-operate, co-design, co-exist.”

Playful and dynamic: James Cook University Central Plaza

Architecture AU - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 14:20
At JCU’s Townsville campus, a creative collective has come together to produce an academic and social hub amplified by the seamless integration of art and architecture.