NSW Home of the Year

Congratulations to Chateau Architects & Builders for taking out the 2013 HIA CSR NSW Home of the Year Award at Saturday night’s 2013 HIA CSR NSW Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards, held at the Sydney Convention Centre.

The firm’s winning Wahroonga home also picked up awards in the Custom Built Home of the Year and Custom Built Home $1 million - $2 million categories.

See more about this year’s winners by visiting the Housing Industry Association website.

Hettich - Onto a winner

We’re excited to announce the second winning kitchen in the What’s Australia Saying About Hettich campaign – where online visitors vote for their favourite Hettich Endorsed Showroom project.

Designed by TMA Kitchen Design and manufactured by Walls Bros Designer Kitchens, the kitchen features many innovative design solutions, including customised high-gloss polyurethane on the Eveneer cabinets.

An extensive range of Hettich hardware is on display, including all the handles and Innotech soft-close drawer systems.

The bifolding doors to the large pantry incorporate the Hettich Wingline system, so they fold open and close with a simple touch. Hettich Versa Inside and ChannelLine LED lighting transform the kitchen by night, with the glass base of the island backlit. 

As the latest winner in the What’s Australia Saying About Hettich Campaign, this kitchen will be showcased in the next issue of Home & Apartment Trends.

Head to the online gallery to vote for your favourite project!

Hettich celebrates double anniversary

It’s not every day that a company celebrates its 25th anniversary of operating in Australia, and even rarer that this coincides with 125 years of being in business.

Yet that’s exactly where furniture hardware leader Hettich finds itself in 2013 as it reflects on more than a century of quality and innovation, beginning in 1888. 

Family-owned throughout its 125-year history, Hettich emerged in the Black Forest of Germany when Karl Hettich mechanised the production of components for pendulum clocks. 

Fast-forward to 2007 and the management reins passed to Dr Andreas Hettich, the fourth generation of the Hettich family to take the helm of the company, which was by then firmly established as a world leader in manufacturing furniture technology.


myTrends - Collect, Connect, Collaborate

Trends Publishing is excited to announce the launch of the new home of design inspiration on the internet – myTrends.

myTrends is a social content sharing website where you can Collect design inspiration, Connect with industry experts and Collaborate to make your building or renovation project a success.

Whether you have a goal in mind or simply wish to be inspired, it’s all there waiting for you on myTrends – thousands of images, videos, and articles to assist you with your next project.

It’s quick, easy and free to create a profile and start searching for design inspiration. You can save your favourite content to collections of your own, share it with others via social media and easily connect with professionals from the local and international design industries.

Sign up today at to start planning your next project. 

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