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My Uncle saw the future

My Uncle saw the future

Feeling bored one weekend as a teenager in the 1960s, I took to surfing television channels. What I settled on led to a discovery that has remained with me ever since.
Introducing Cosmopolitan Collection

Introducing Cosmopolitan Collection

It is with much pride that we announce a new collection of homes that embraces multiculturalism, internationalism, and diversity, titled Cosmopolitan Collection.
My home: a mother's perspective

My home: a mother's perspective

A mother is the builder of a home and the first teacher of her children. Her home is where she teaches her family the lessons of love, so they know how to love each other.
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.
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