Home & Renovation

Government review cracks down on unlicensed building inspectors

One Australian state is looking to tighten up building regulations in a mission to crack down on dodgy deals and protect homeowners and builders from going bust.

By Jarrod Brown 3 Min Read
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Hidden deadly danger lurking beneath the surface of NSW flood affected homes

The flood water may finally be subsiding, but other deadly home hazards

By Paul Eyers 5 Min Read

It’s been a record-breaking year for home battery installs. But are they worth it?

Australia saw a record number of batteries installed in 2023 as more

By Jarrod Brown 5 Min Read

Simple self-maintenance checks anyone can do to make your home safer

Let's face it - after a busy week at work or a

By Paul Eyers 5 Min Read

Lights, camera, construction: Artist finds calling crafting dream homes

The founder of one of Australia’s leading luxury home construction companies is

By Paul Eyers 6 Min Read

Buyers want energy-efficient homes, but are stuck on price

Energy-saving devices are among the most wanted for property buyers, but steep

By Jarrod Brown 5 Min Read

Stamp duty is holding us back from moving homes – we’ve worked out how much

If just one state of Australia scrapped its stamp duty on real-estate

By Build-it 6 Min Read
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Homeowners tap into new plumbing rules

Everyday Aussies can now legally carry out certain basic plumbing tasks at

By Jarrod Brown 3 Min Read

Smart meters haven’t delivered the promised benefits to electricity users. Here’s a way to fix the problems

New research suggests smart meter promises might not be fully delivered due

By Build-it 8 Min Read

Scientists warn “severe earthquakes” could destroy older Aussie homes

Australia's leading Earth science agency has handed homeowners free resources to protect

By Jarrod Brown 4 Min Read

‘I’m home’: how co-operative housing could take pressure off Australia’s housing crisis

At a time when everything from abolishing negative gearing to capping rents

By Build-it 7 Min Read

Can earth-covered houses protect us from bushfires? Even if they’re a solution, it’s not risk-free

As extreme fire weather becomes more common, earth covered homes could help

By Build-it 8 Min Read

Seven takes on ‘The Block’ with new renovation reality show

Seven’s latest renovation competition series ‘Dream Home’ is going toe-to-toe with channel

By Jarrod Brown 4 Min Read
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Parking problems could take a positive turn thanks to a space-saving driveway solution

An award-winning Sydney home could hold the solution to off-street parking woes, thanks

By Paul Eyers 5 Min Read

Aussie bathrooms and kitchens are shrinking!

'Shrinkflation' has homeowners and builders scaling back their kitchen and bathroom renovation

By Jarrod Brown 4 Min Read

If you’ve got a dark roof, you’re spending almost $700 extra a year to keep your house cool

New housing estates in the hottest areas around Sydney and Melbourne are

By Build-it 8 Min Read

High-density cities boost housing affordability, says report

New findings from Domain have revealed that Australian cities with higher-density housing

By Jarrod Brown 3 Min Read

What’s the best way to ease rents and improve housing affordability? We modelled 4 of the government’s biggest programs

The team at Victoria University’s Centre of Policy Studies assessed the impact

By Build-it 6 Min Read

Calls for HECS-style loan system to help Aussies buy solar and EVs

A household electrification group has called for a HECS-style loan system to

By Paul Eyers 4 Min Read
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