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Kitchen Benchtop Materials – The 11 Best Options

There are so many choices for benchtops in the kitchen, and the material you choose for your renovation can make ...
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Waterproofing Commercial Buildings

The foundation of any building is a critical component and if isn't prepared correctly, water and damp can cause a ...
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7 fast growing climbing plants

There are plants out there that can offer you something more than just something beautiful to look at. 7 recommended ...
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A roof over your head: Choosing the right roofing materials

The roofing you choose for your new home or renovation will depend on a few different factors. Considerations when choosing ...
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The benefits of using natural stone wall cladding

Stone wall cladding has become a popular way to spice up both interior and exterior parts of the home. It ...
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Top 12 Cladding Ideas for Australian Houses

Nowadays a lot of people are choosing different types of cladding when building or renovating their homes. You can add cladding to ...
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A Beginner’s Guide To Industrial Interior Design

After the industrial revolution, there were several factories left abandoned, and with real estate being scarce, designers saw a chance ...
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‘Financial fasting’: Simple ways to slash spending and speed up saving for a home deposit

If you want to save up for a home it is probably harder than you think but not impossible. One ...
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Interior designers reveal 7 decorating ‘rules’ you should ignore

Over the years interior decorating has picked up several "rules" that are treated like unyielding laws of design. Most have ...
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Waterwise Garden Design

A waterwise garden, also know as hydrozoning, is when a garden is set up by grouping the plants together by ...
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14 new building materials to watch for 2020

As the modern world starts to transform into a more eco-friendly place, construction materials are also evolving into more sustainable ...
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How to Design Homes That Boost Our Well-Being

Constructing a new home that will embody the personal space that you retreat to after a long day should focus ...
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Home buyers offered mortgage discount for energy efficient homes

If your in the market for purchasing a home, there is a new incentive for a discount if you go ...
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Cross-laminated-timber housing offers "future of low carbon construction"

In London, builders have constructed a 10 storey carbon neutral apartment complex using cross-laminated-timber for a more extensive and sustainable lifespan ...
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Bacteria used to create "living" building materials

A team at the University of Colorado led by Asst. Prof. Wil Srubar are working a project that uses bacteria ...
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Things You Shouldn’t do When Hiring Skip Bin

Before you get a skip bin company to help dispose of waste from your home or business, you're going to ...
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What is Home Automation?

Home automation is a tool that connects multiple electronic devices in your home to a control system. The control system ...
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How we can recycle more buildings

Did you know that over 35 billion tons of materials are extracted from our planet in order to build all ...
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What is Epoxy Flooring?

When you walk into a home and see floors with a smooth, shiny coating, you could be looking at a ...
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How construction will look in 2030: Better standards, off-site construction, more wood

In Australia, experts are talking about a better way to build, which will also benefit the environment. Using timber is ...
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‘Passive’ home more expensive to build but cheaper to run, achieves highest bushfire risk rating

In this day and age of weather uncertainty, housing has had to adapt to various ways to deal with climate ...
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3 Design Features That Will Make Or Break A Home

Regardless of the reason you are planning on redesigning your home, there are so many tried and true ideas that ...
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Converting Plastic Waste Into Construction Materials

The Centre for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC) has been working on the creation of building materials from plastic waste ...
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The ‘70s bathroom trend that’s making a big comeback

Bathrooms are an important room for personalizing the design of your home, however they're are often decorated using simple colors ...
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How Australians are embracing multi-generational living

The cost of living and the influence of different cultures are two of the reasons why more Australians are embracing ...
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Perth Apartments: The Krantz Legacy

During a 30 year period between the 1930's and 1960's, about 90% of the new apartments constructed in Perth were designed ...
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Constructing faith: Postwar religious buildings in Australia

After World War II in Australia there was a period of experimentation in religious architecture in the form of houses ...
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Accommodating Perth’s urban sprawl

By 2050, an estimated 3.5 million people will be living in the Perth and Peel regions. Keeping our city liveable ...
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7 Elements of Industrial-Style Design That Will Transform Your Home

If you are looking for an Industrial style design to transform your home, here are a few things you can ...
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We can make roof tiles with built-in solar cells – now the challenge is to make them cheaper

Australia trails much of the world in embracing solar power. As a result, the country may not be able to ...
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Same but different

A granny flat is basically a building in the yard where older relatives, teenage kids or tenants will be stay for ...
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Consumers speak up on new building standards

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has been directed by the Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) to investigate possible changes to ...
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How to Design Ergonomic and Safe Bathrooms for the Elderly

The slippery surfaces of a bathroom put everyone at risks for injures, but especially the elderly. To keep your older ...
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Here’s Why Having a Tidy Home is Beneficial for Your Health

A clean and tidy home boosts a feeling of well being in a number of ways. Clutter promotes a sense ...
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New Mixed-Reality Wearable Device Enables Workers to View Holographic Information On-Site

Mixed-reality wearable devices have already started to revolutionize construction projects. Wearable technologies aren't new, but the latest devices are able ...
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10 Simple Ways to Improve Safety on Site

It is crucial to have a safe and secure construction site for your workers. Not only does it boost productivity, ...
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How to restain a deck or pergola

Exposure to the elements takes a toll on decks and pergolas. After a year or two, the color fades and ...
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How to choose the right tile for your new bathroom!

Choosing your new bathroom tile can be nerve-wracking because you know you are going to be looking at it for ...
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6 Key Elements of a Lovely Modern Home that You Should Know About

if you’re looking to build a home with modern style interiors, here are some tips. First, use natural building materials, ...
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Australian Architecture Series: The California Bungalow

Australians have developed a taste for Californian architecture and have taken a liking to the California bungalow. As our climate is ...
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10 weatherboard house colours

Weatherboard colors are picking up momentum as more and more homeowners desire to paint with neutral yet engaging tones. Dulux Grey ...
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We’re heading for a housing shortage and higher prices says the RBA

Guy Debelle is the deputy governor of Reserve Bank, and says that there is a likely chance of the housing market facing ...
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‘Genuinely inclusive’: Yagan Square

Yagan Square was named after a warrior from an Indigenous tribe called Nyoongar Nation. This honorable fighter was killed in ...
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Roleystone – Custom Timber Frame Pole Home

Here's a recent home we built in the Perth hills suburb of Roleystone. The owners are very happy with their ...
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Hamilton Hill – Stunning New Home

Have a look at this stunningly finished new home in Hamilton Hill. With full height tiling, beautiful floating oak cabinetry ...
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Orelia – Timber Frame Home

This is one from the archives! From the chosen pendant lights to the external finishes, we are still loving this ...
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Kalamunda – Timber Framed Home (in progress)

Little update on our double storey, timber framed home in Kalamunda. It’s is coming along nicely and we are very ...
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Maddington – First New Home

First Home Buyers. Finally handed over this little gem in Maddington earlier this year. Congratulations to our very own Jess ...
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New Senior Site Supervisor – Daniel Powell

Our Growing Team Earlier this year IQ Construction had the pleasure of adding Daniel Powell to our growing team, as ...
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Oakford – 5×3 Home Construction in Progress

New Home In Oakford One of many current projects IQ Construction is currently working on is this beautiful home in ...
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Welcome to 2018 with IQ Construction

New Challenges & Goals We have already kicked the New Year off with new challenges and goals to expand our ...
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Training Update – Revit Design & Modelling Program

Two IQ Constructions employees; Brendan Dekker – Senior Draughtsman and Estimator, and Dylan Murphy – Draughtsman and Scheduler, are continuously ...
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IQ Team Building Event – Lawn Bowls

IQ Team Building Every quarter our growing team takes a step away from the office to engage in an afternoon ...
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Gidgegannup – 3×2 Pole Home Under Construction

This magnificent 3x2 pole home in Gidgegannup leaves the land untouched and creates panoramic views of the surrounding hills. Key ...
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Lesmurdie – 5×3 Home Under Construction

This beautiful 5x3 home coming to life in Lesmurdie in the hills of Perth is one of a kind. Key ...
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Whitby – Beautiful Well Structured 4×2 Home

This beautiful well structured 4x2 home is built in the up and coming neighbourhood of Whitby, a rural but modern ...
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Whitby Estate Mundijong – Stylish New 3×2 Home

Here we showcase a new 3x2 home we recently built in the growing Whitby Estate near Mundijong. The location is ...
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Training Feedback

We asked a few employees for an update on their training. Here’s what they said: Over the past couple months ...
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2016 – A reflection from IQ Construction

As the end of the year approaches, we can reflect on the way our company has developed over the past ...
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Meet our new Business Development Manager

On the 10th of the 10th, we welcomed David Shaw to the team at IQ Construction. Filling the business development ...
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Training Grant from Federal Government

We are very excited to announce that in October, IQ Construction was awarded a$13,704 training and skills fund from the ...
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