Here’s how ‘microgrids’ are empowering regional and remote communities across Australia

Microgrids are being used to provide secure, reliable energy in communities where connection to the main electricity grid is but a pipedream.

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Online tool educates DIY lovers and tradies about dangers of deadly building material

Banned building material asbestos is still claiming the lives of thousands of Aussies annually, but an online awareness tool hopes to demolish those figures.

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Can I deduct renovation costs from my capital gains tax?

One of the biggest questions from new property investors is the implications renovations can have on paying your capital gains tax.

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National clean energy education hub to transform tomorrow’s tradies into green energy experts

Western Australia is set to become the production line for Australia’s next generation of tradies, with the construction of a specialist clean energy training centre. 

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Skilled migrant system “will never work” for construction

Experts say Australia's current migration system will never be able to plug up the tradie shortage without a complete overhaul. 

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PHOTO GALLERY: June’s biggest building blunders revealed

Welcome back to Build-it’s “Building Blunders,” where we spotlight some of Australia's most astonishing errors made by tradies and home renovators.

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“Footy’s not forever”: Broncos player locks in carpentry as plan B

Brisbane Broncos player Cory Paix has revealed that, despite becoming an NRL sporting superstar, he's sticking true to his lifelong plan of becoming a certified tradie. 

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Switching on with solar batteries just got a whole lot cheaper

A new government incentive is allowing some homeowners to buy a cheaper, subsidised battery to store solar energy generated when the sun is shining.

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Zero-carbon cement process could slash Aussie construction emissions

A revolutionary cement production process could slash the millions of tons of carbon emitted by Aussie construction sites every year. 

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How fear of missing out can lead to you paying more when buying a home

The property market is a competitive space where finding a nice home, in the area you want, at a price you can afford is a hard ask.

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How investing in green buildings, including cheaper home loans, is a win for banks, people and our planet

A recent United Nations Environment Programme report, Banking on Green Buildings, proposes a way to end climate change and soaring housing costs in one fell swoop.

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Sydney remains Australia’s most expensive city to build

The NSW capital remains Australia's most expensive city to build in with costs skyrocketing to AUD$4,522 per square metre. 

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