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Facade and Backyard Week

In the last reveal of the season, Tom and Sarah-Jane continued their winning streak with a backyard that embraces country living in style.

Backyard Reveals

on The Block

With the Blockheads only days away from the big finale, the finish line is now well and truly in sight. This week, the race was on to complete their landscaping, outdoor entertainments areas and facades, prepping their country homesteads to make a ‘wow’ first impression on bidders come auction day.


In what was the biggest backyard week ever, there was basketball DreamCourts, golf courses, pizza ovens and pools to take a dip. Faced with over 700 square metres of land to deal with, the Blockheads had their hands full and their budgets tested. Tom and Sarah-Jane once again came out on top, capping off a dream run of room reveal wins.


We all know how important first impressions are when it comes to your home. From your facade to your front yard, you want to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward, but there’s also a lot of factors to consider. Our own ambassador Shelley Craft has taken you through Crafting a Home with Stunning Street Appeal and we’ve already given our top tips for navigating developer guidelines and the harsh Australian climate.


Inspired by this week on The Block, we’re now giving you our top picks for facades that whisk you away to the countryside and invite you to take a slower change of pace.

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Our top 4 country-inspired facades for creating your very own home amongst the gum trees

Timeless, charming and quintessentially Australian

If you call Victoria home, explore our Genoa facade.

It’s hard not to fall in love with our Agnes 29 design, especially when you’re coming home to the Genoa facade each night. Featuring all of the quintessential country-inspired features, like panelled windows, a COLORBOND® steel roof in Shale Grey™ and James Hardie Primeline Newport cladding in Phantom from Haymes Paint, the Genoa facade gives a contemporary take on the classic weatherboard style that has been long-adored throughout Australia. While you’re out exploring our Agnes 29 on display in Gisborne, be sure to head next door to check out our METRO Highbridge 27 featuring the quaint Nash facade.

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If you’re building in South Australia, explore our Wattle facade.

Our new Hampstead 32 display featuring the Wattle facade has quickly caught the attention of home owners looking to add a little more lifestyle to their living. Located in the gateway to the Barossa Valley, this sprawling single-storey gives a rustic yet contemporary feel, with a COLORBOND® steel roof in Surfmist® and James Hardie Primeline Newport cladding colour matched to Basalt® COLORBOND® from Haymes Paint. And just wait until you head inside to see the home’s raised ceilings and feature fireplace. Start imagining cosying up by a roaring fire with a glass of red from one of the nearby wineries in hand!

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If you’re in the Sunshine State, explore our Heath facade.

Now, this one’s for anyone who wants to bring a coastal-edge to their home. The Leyton 21 from our METRO range is perfect for first home buyers and growing families, and the Heath facade helps to bring a crisp and windswept look to your kerb. A COLORBOND® steel roof in, you guessed it, Shale Grey™ is paired with James Hardie Primeline Newport cladding in Classic Grey 4 from Haymes Paint to make the Heath facade look right at home amongst classic Queenslanders. If you’re after a coastal home but with a more modern look facade, be sure to head next door to the Batavia 31.

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If you’re looking to build in New South Wales, explore our Hampton facade.

With a minimum lot width of 15m+, the sprawling Harrison 29 is a great option if you’re working with a wider, country block. The James Hardie Linea Weatherboard colour matched to Surfmist® COLORBOND® by Haymes Paint adds touch of shadowplay and texture to your frontage. The light and bright feel of the Hampton facade invites you in to explore the rest of the laid-back home and its use of natural timbers, skylights and plantation shutters.


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