Housing

What Peter Dutton and the building industry need to know about housing for all

When Peter Dutton grabbed headlines last week claiming his Labor opponent in Dickson, Ali France, was using her disability as an excuse for not moving house ahead of the election, it showed a clear lack of awareness about the situation facing people who need accessible housing.

3D printed homes

3D printed homes at scale one step closer to reality

The Netherlands could soon house what’s touted as the world’s first commercial 3D printed housing project. And might complex construction such as vaulted ceilings or curved walls soon be printed off site on a concrete 3D concrete printer?

Habitat House

New buyers and renters want eco-friendly homes

Around half of new home buyers and tenants under 40 years of age in Britain actively seek eco-aware homes, showing that the public is now more conscious of sustainability than ever before.

Karuna House

The case for passive homes as a national standard

The energy policies and building standards that govern our homes need to keep us comfortable and limit global warming. Passive house, a rigorous building standard for ultra-low energy buildings, ticks these boxes.

Green traffic light

Better energy performance in homes gets green light from ministers

One bright note from last week’s Building Ministers Forum was an agreement to progress work to increase the energy performance requirements for residential construction under the National Construction Code for the planned 2022 iteration.

First funds released by NHFIC

The new National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation’s first loan is for $35 millioin to Hume Community Housing.