Painting Industry News

Farewell the utopian city. To cope with climate change we must learn from how nature adapts

Architecture AU - Mon, 05/17/2021 - 10:03
UTS senior architecture lecturer Mohammed Makki writes that the next 50 years will demand a new model of urban development.

10 Hurricane Facts: Debunking the Most Popular Myths

Todays Homeowner - Sat, 05/15/2021 - 15:00

Know the facts about hurricanes — that way, you can make informed decisions to protect your family before, during and after the storm. Here are the myths.

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Steel and timber prices are through the roof, but what does it mean for home builders?

Building and Construction - Sat, 05/15/2021 - 12:13
A global construction boom has sent the price of building-related commodities soaring, with timber and iron ore hitting record prices this week.

Iconic WA playground torn down to make way for new design

Building and Construction - Sat, 05/15/2021 - 09:17
A much-loved playground that has attracted tourists to the small West Australian town of Donnybrook for 13 years has been demolished.

Engineers at Sydney towers with 'structural issues' must be 'accountable', says Building Commissioner

Building and Construction - Fri, 05/14/2021 - 12:42
The NSW Building Commissioner says he wants to know why an apartment complex being built in the Sydney suburb of Castle Hill has "structural issues", and will refer the principal engineers to the industry's peak body.

Supporting local makers during Australian Made Week

Architecture AU - Fri, 05/14/2021 - 11:36
The inaugural Australian Made Week celebrates local makers and designers and encourages consumers to buy local.

Meet the owners of Madonald Road House

Architecture AU - Fri, 05/14/2021 - 11:12
Adam and Kerry Mason knew exactly what they wanted when downsizing: an energy-efficient home with passive solar design. To make their dream a reality, they joined forces with Philip Stejskal Architecture. Stephanie McGann catches up with the Masons about living in their new home and working with Phil.

How a speculative development won Brisbane’s house of the year

Architecture AU - Fri, 05/14/2021 - 10:52
Architect John Ellway describes the design process for Twin Houses, a replicable subdivision model that won Brisbane House of the Year.

Sun seeker: Macdonald Road House

Architecture AU - Fri, 05/14/2021 - 10:22
Contemplative and brave, this new house on a prominent corner site in Perth eschews the suburban status quo to connect its occupants with their community and climate.

Dark and stormy: Three Stories North

Architecture AU - Fri, 05/14/2021 - 10:05
Embracing the character of its 1890s shell, this family home features an unusual combination of materials that is at once dark, moody and surprisingly warm.

Acoustic performance with style

Architecture AU - Fri, 05/14/2021 - 09:42
Acoustic specialist CSR Martini has launched its new dECO high performance decorative acoustic range.

Researchers say indoor air quality needs overhaul to prevent virus spread

Building and Construction - Fri, 05/14/2021 - 06:35
Researchers from around the world are calling for a major overhaul of the rules around clean air and ventilation in buildings to lower the risk of spreading viruses indoors. They say not enough is being done to stop the airborne spread of pathogens and compare their proposed changes to the introduction of clean water taps in the 19th century.

'Structural issues' found in 'luxurious' Sydney apartment tower

Building and Construction - Thu, 05/13/2021 - 19:01
One of Sydney's biggest residential property developments is under review amid the discovery of "structural issues" that will require "specialist engineering advice".

These Perth suburbs have seen huge price gains this year, and there could be more to come

Building and Construction - Thu, 05/13/2021 - 18:03
Real estate agents say "absolutely crazy" demand is behind 20 Perth suburbs' median house prices growing by over 10 per cent in the first third of this year.

Federal budget ‘patently inadequate’

Architecture AU - Thu, 05/13/2021 - 14:52
The Australian Institute of Architects is bitterly disappointed with the 2021 federal budget, which fails to include any initiatives that will help Australia prepare for natural disasters and climate change.

NSW government announces two new metro stations

Architecture AU - Thu, 05/13/2021 - 12:43
The NSW government has revealed the location for two new metro stations for the Sydney Metro West line in the city centre and at Pyrmont.

Facility for the vision- and hearing-impaired approved

Architecture AU - Thu, 05/13/2021 - 11:24
The NSW government has approved a $74.5 million centre for hearing- and vision-impaired children, to be built at the Macquarie University campus.

Elective heritage: Town Hall Broadmeadows

Architecture AU - Thu, 05/13/2021 - 10:55
Kerstin Thompson Architects used the gamut of conservation strategies to create a new optimistic future for a much-loved suburban town hall affectionately known as "the pink elephant."

Starting a home renovation but not sure how much to spend? Ask yourself these questions

Building and Construction - Thu, 05/13/2021 - 05:15
As an ex-financial counsellor and former consumer credit educator for ASIC, here are the questions I'd encourage you to ask to help you decide how much to spend on a home renovation, writes Gregory Mowle.

'I feel like crying': Blindsided business owners forced out by new Sydney rail lines

Building and Construction - Thu, 05/13/2021 - 05:14
The NSW government says it will need to demolish 13 commercial buildings to make way for a pair of Sydney train stations. For some business owners inside a shopping centre who will be forced to close, this was the first they heard about it.