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Urban sprawl: the big picture

Urban sprawl: the big picture

We strive for space to inhabit throughout our lives – for work, leisure, and housing. We instinctively know when the space surrounding us is great by the way it makes us feel.
Bringing design mojo back

Bringing design mojo back

There was a time, not so long ago, that house design was something exciting. Display villages proudly showed a whole variety of homes, each one having a strong identity.
The importance of corporate history

The importance of corporate history

I recently held a reunion lunch with past Collier Homes executives who had made a positive impact on the business before my purchase some two years ago.
Towards thoughtful home building

Towards thoughtful home building

Supply chain biases in WA heavily drive material choices and influence building economics. What follows is a somewhat repetitive genre of home building.
Collier Homes signs deal with US group

Collier Homes signs deal with US group

Collier Homes announced today that it has become the Australian representative for Lindal Cedar Homes, which is headquartered in Seattle.
Why I bought the brand

Why I bought the brand

Over the past eighteen months, I have been continually asked why I bought and relaunched a building brand at a time when the industry is at one of its lowest ebbs.
Sustainability should mean something

Sustainability should mean something

The practice of sustainability relating to home building appears to pivot solely around low energy practices, without consideration of the building materials used.
The art of home building

The art of home building

The initial phase in the process of building a custom designed home is inherently creative. Clients often come to us brimming with design ideas and concepts.
Collier Homes & POST- architecture

Collier Homes & POST- architecture

Collier Homes & POST- architecture form design and build collaborative - combining sophisticated architectural design, with a third-generation family building tradition.
Giorgio Armani nailed it

Giorgio Armani nailed it

Building a new home requires a creative phase. Here, knowledge of the owner’s lifestyle, aspirations, budget, and aesthetic preferences are paramount.
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