Australia’s Housing Boom Losing Steam
Total building commencements will continue to rise in the coming months but activity is expected to decline next financial year as Australia's housing boom begins to...
Residential Construction to Wind Down Gradually
Building approvals bounced in June, led by a spike in approvals for apartment blocks, but economists say housing construction continues to gradually decline.
More Apartments Resell at a Loss vs Houses
Units continue to show a higher proportion of loss-making resales compared to houses, with levels across capital cities hovering close to its highest level in four...
Cold Homes Make Heart Attack Risk Greater
The flu isn't the only health woe Australians have to worry about this winter, with chilly household temperatures putting many people at greater risk of developing...
Recognizing Moulds and How They Behave Indoors
Moulds are from the fungus group and they need water to grow. While their main function in the outdoor environment is degradation of wood, bark, shrubs...
Residential Construction Remains Strong
Robust house building activity is likely to drive overall construction activity in coming months, Ai Group says.
Asbestos Warning Issued in Fire-ravaged NSW Town
The number of NSW homes razed by devastating bushfires has risen to 33, with residents returning to inspect their properties warned about the dangers of deadly...
Hidden Benefits of Termite Monitoring Stations
One look at the true benefits of installing termite monitoring stations around a property and the destruction they can prevent should be all it takes to...
Is a Lack of Regulation Creating Rental Housing Slums?
When words like ‘filthy’, ‘disgusting’ and ‘dangerous’ are peppered throughout the condition report for a rental property, you go in expecting the worst.
ATO Swoops on Vic Homes, Businesses
Homes and businesses across Victoria have been raided on suspicion of tax "mischief".
Household Chemicals' Link to Health Issues
Common household chemicals have been linked to health issues including breathing difficulties, cognitive impairment and seizures, new research shows.
VIC:Zero Net Carbon Homes to Rise in Melbourne
A call has gone out for environmentally-aware builders wanting to join a low-carbon revolution on Melbourne's outskirts.
NSW:70 Homes Lost in NSW Coastal Town Bushfire
Up to 70 homes and other buildings have been destroyed in a ferocious firestorm that ripped through a picturesque seaside town on the NSW far south...
Retrofitting Homes to Improve Energy Ratings and Reduce Emissions
University of Melbourne researchers have discovered how to retrofit homes to be more energy efficient, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting electricity bills significantly.
Houses, Apartments Lift February Construction
Home building, including that of city apartments, led an expansion in construction activity in February.
NSW:Pool Not Certified Before Toddler's Death
A toddler died in hospital after almost drowning in a backyard pool that shouldn't have been in use at the time, a NSW coroner has found.
Residential Construction Costs Accelerate 5% in Victoria Over 2017
In Victoria, the cost of constructing a house accelerated by 5% in 2017 according to the CoreLogic CHIP index December quarter results. According to the measure,...
Australian Construction Sector Continues to Grow
The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) increased by 1.5 points to 54.3 in January, indicating industry-wide growth for a...