Brought to you by USG Boral. 

When it comes to building a new home, there are MANY things to consider and at times, it can feel overwhelming.

We spoke to the experts at USG Boral for their top advice when it comes to your new-build.

What are the biggest trends you’re seeing at the moment?
Two interior trends are dominating home building and renovating at the moment.

The first is the move to build with smarter, more lightweight lining materials that can deliver stunning interior designs. This incorporates the use of products that deliver multiple performance benefits, with a particular focus on sound transfer and impact resistance. This is particularly strong in urban living where homes often have at least one common wall.

The second trend we’re seeing is a return to decorative cornice design. This can be a simple and economical way to update the interior design of a home during a renovation, or to make a style statement in a new home.

What’s one of the biggest mistakes you often see when people are building a new home?
The biggest mistake is generally blowing the budget on the aesthetics when buying designer building materials, instead of thinking about the performance of the products being used.


Homeowners should invest in building products that will enhance the liveability and sustainability of the home by creating quiet rooms, improving the thermal performance of their property, and building or renovating with durable products that withstand the test of time and rigours of children and pets.

How did USG Boral come about?

USG Boral is a joint venture between United States Gypsum (the inventor of plasterboard) in the United States, and one of Australia’s leading building materials manufacturers, Boral Limited. Together, the brands have combined state-of-the-art technology in product development, with an extensive manufacturing and distribution network across Asia Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand.

What makes you different to your competitors?

USG Boral has a very comprehensive range of wall and ceiling products to help our customers build faster, stronger, smarter and safer, with less waste.  The product offering from USG Boral combines lightweight technology with innovative systems, the latest design and exceptional performance outcomes.

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