Home design and construction resources

Where can I get ideas for my new home?

You can get ideas for the design and internal features of your new home from the following sources

Master Builders Information Centre

A permanent showcase with displays of the latest building products and services. Free advisory services, personalised advice and open days are provided to give you the information and ideas you need to build or renovate your home.

The Centre includes the latest innovations for kitchens, bathrooms, solar heating, solar energy, recycled timber, windows, window finishings, roofs, flooring, curtains, shutters, etc. It also provides information on security services, architects, builders, interior designers, water harvesting and more.

For more information please visit the Master Builders website.

HIA Home Inspirations Canberra

HIA Home Inspirations Canberra located in the heart of Fyshwick is one of the largest dedicated selection centres in Australia. With around 2,400m2of display area across two buildings, the centre is a major landmark to find out more on the latest in all aspects of building and renovating.

At HIA Home Inspirations they can help you get started, connect you with the right products and people and you can feel and see first-hand how your home could come to life.

For more information please visit HIA’s website.

How can I find a builder, architect or designer for my new home?

You may wish to contact the following organisations for further information about building, home design, compliance, building contracts and other associated information.:

Housing Industry Association (HIA)

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) is Australia’s largest residential building organisation.

HIA represents a network of more than 40,000 members—from builders, carpenters and joiners, bricklayers, plasterers, tilers and electricians to painters, roofing contractors, kitchen and bathroom specialists and many more.

HIA website

Tradebuild website

Master Builders Association of the ACT

The Master Builders Association of Australia is the nation’s peak building and construction industry association which was federated on a national basis in 1890. Over their 125 year history, membership has grown to more than 32,000 businesses nationwide, including the top 100 construction companies.

MBA ACT website

Australian Institute of Architects

Represents more than 10,000 members across Australia and overseas. The Institute aims to promote, maintain, advance, and encourage excellence in architectural practice to improve the quality of our built environment.

Australian Institute of Architects website

Construction Professionals

For a list of builders, architects and other construction professionals who are licensed, registered or accredited to work in the ACT visit the Access Canberra website.

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