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In today’s building environment, people are looking for that edge that will give their home an individual touch and differentiate it from the other
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Let’s face it, your home is not always going to be pristine. Unforeseen spillages and stains are an inevitable part of life.
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Our Style Ambassador, Kate Waterhouse is Australian racing royalty, and a modern-day fashion icon.
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Homes around the world support daily routine, shaped by local traditions and contemporary trends. They are places to celebrate, shelter, work and play, and need to be more than merely beautiful.
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What makes a beautiful home beautiful? Of course, you need stylish furniture, alluring colours and the right lighting. But there's a secret ingredient all great designers rely on to take a home to the next level. It's the one thing without which no room is complete: Texture!
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When building your home, you’re looking for a unique solution that suits your lifestyle, so naturally the materials you decide to use are an important and enduring choice.
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A home is more than just a collection of rooms, it’s about how it makes you feel and how it enhances your lifestyle. Starting from the very first moment you walk through the door.
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Alongside textures, materials and colours, architectural form plays a pivotal role in establishing the character of a building. Clever use of all of these elements, inside and out, creates a harmonious connection between the various spaces we live, work and play in.
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Speak to any design professional and they’ll stress the importance of colour in the home, throwing around words like hue, saturation and tonal value...
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Building a home can be a daunting experience. Which materials, colours, textures and patterns should you use? The options available are seemingly endless,...
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Many new home builders ask this question in the hopes of receiving a simple answer in response. However, in reality, it is not as easy as a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
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It’s all too familiar that when winter comes, which seems to be getting colder every year, we instinctively reach for the heater to keep warm. With this attempt to artificially heat our homes, our energy bills sky rocket, which is now made worse with the rising cost of energy.
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Anyone who’s built a new home will know what it’s like to breathe a huge sigh of relief and flick the ‘Off’ switch. No more tradies, no more deliveries, no more decisions, no more discussions about colour matching that seem to go round and round in circles – and (hopefully) no more bills...
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Broken plan living is a transitional movement between the modern open plan layout and traditional separated home layouts. It keeps all the functioning items we love about open plan living, but defines separate living spaces, giving an element of privacy and defining each zone as a separate function.
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Time to lift the lid and sort things out on the home front – or to be more accurate, the roof front. Sometimes, a roof makeover is the only way forward. Apart from domestic harmony, there’s any number of reasons why you might need to take the plunge.
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At Brickworks we continue to push the envelope in the building manufacturing industry with an unwavering dedication to innovation and forward thinking, recently enlisting Australian Trend Forecast to prepare an overview of global architectural colour trends for the coming year.
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Belle Magazine Market Editor Lucy McCabe teamed up with Austral Bricks to collaborate on Style. Lucy realised her scheme with the Austral Bricks ‘Governor’ range

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