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We go through our top four indoor/outdoor living ideas to help you make a smooth move to your alfresco living area all year round, day and night.

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Introducing the new all-white roof tile from La Escandella - Ghost White. Stylish and solar reflective, this tile is the future.

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Whether you’re starting a new build or simply adding an extension, bricks should be your first choice. Here’s why you should build your home with bricks.

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A few landscaping tweaks can turn a tired outdoor area into a fabulous living space. We go through our five easy tips.

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Australians version of the Hamptons style; these three Brickworks materials will help bring the look to life.

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The latest designer homes integrate masonry blocks of varying size, shape and texture to create stunning modern living spaces – inside and out.

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The smart home of the near-future will make your lifestyle more comfortable and easy … and save you money, too.

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Bricks, in all their forms, shapes and colours, have become the new kitchen splashback of choice in design-led homes.

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Our comparison of three market-leading materials will help you select the ideal product for your build.

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Home Beautiful’s editor-in-chief collaborated with Brickworks to create four fresh new moodboards for 2019.

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Home Beautiful acting editor Katrina O’Brien nominates the top five trends that dominated the magazine’s annual 50 Beautiful Rooms competition.

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Brickworks has collaborated with trend forecaster Kim Chadwick to create eight fabulous new colour palettes.

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The design world went gaga when Pantone announced its latest Colour of the Year in December. Here, what you need to know about Living Coral.

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Whether your retaining wall is an integral part of your outdoor structure or simply a design feature, it will form part of your overall landscape, so you want to ensure it complements the rest of your garden.

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Pavers are the perfect solution to almost any outdoor floor-surface requirements, and these days, the options are pretty much endless.

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Proportion. Balance. These are the magic words, the mantras that good landscape designers live by, but they’re easier to say than to achieve.

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Here's what you need to know to make the best paver selection.

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How your home looks and feels on the inside should be reflected in your outdoor spaces. Here, tips on creating the perfect complementary zones.

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Whether you’re working on a complete knock-down or looking to boost the eco credentials of your existing home, solar roofing should definitely rank high on your building wish list.

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In this episode of Brickworks discovery series, design identity, Neale Whitaker talks through the many different types of bricks available and the benefits of using them to build your dream home.

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Despite being a favourite motif of countless legendary architects, glass bricks have more recently languished as a misunderstood material.

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In this episode of the Brickworks Discovery Series, design identity, Neale Whitaker sits down with leading Australian architect, Matt Gibson, to talk about creating the perfect Australian home using bricks.

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In this exclusive extract from the Belle book Beautiful Australian Homes: Volume II, we select eight Instagram-worthy homes from the country’s leading architects and interior designers.

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In this episode of the Brickworks Discovery Series, Australian design identity, Neale Whitaker talks us through the decision process of building a home using brick.

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Going alfresco shouldn’t mean checking your style at the door. With summer fast approaching, it’s time to elevate your outdoor spaces with these essential features, plants and furniture pieces that will help cultivate an oasis for relaxing, imbibing and entertaining over long, lazy days.

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A suitably feminine and spiritual antidote to our turbulent times, Pantone’s 2018 Colour of the Year is the sublime, cosmos-inspired Ultra Violet.

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Here at Brickworks, we understand building your dream home is both one of the most exciting and demanding times in life.

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In this episode of the Brickworks Discovery Series, design identity, Neale Whitaker sits down with leading Australian Project Builder Clarendon Homes, to talk about what you need to consider when choosing bricks for your home.

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Characterised by vaulted ceilings, lashings of natural light, weathered floorboards and exposed brick walls, the classic loft still carries a certain creative cachet and is an appealing backdrop for eclectic art and design pieces.

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With summer just around the corner, Australian home owners are increasingly thinking about how to harness the long, sunny days to meet their energy needs.

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Vogue Living Interviews one half of the iconic Australian design brand Dinosaur Designs. Louise Olsen is undoubtedly one the country’s most gifted artists.

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More than 350 design brands including international marques Thonet, Fermob, BD Barcelona, Kettal and Janus et Cie displayed their gorgeous wares in stylishly designed spaces.

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Everyone wants to be both practical and stylish when building their home. Being able to choose materials and colours whilst still being considerate of crucial aspects such as energy consumption is important.

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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 cookie cutter homes on their street.

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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.

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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, and it can be overwhelming.

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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.

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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.

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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 in Wakehurst, Foveaux, King and Haigh by arranging it in a herringbone pattern, and topping it with the ‘Burlesque’ range in Indulgent White.

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