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The block 2023 house 3


Part of the challenge this year on The Block, is to work with the architect's exterior scheme from the very start! After the house decider challenge- the contestants were given the house plans along with the architect's interpretation of how the houses exterior should look.

The cohesion of the old-and-new was an important consideration for the architect’s design, while maintaining an independent look for each home.


House 1:

The exterior for House 1 features cladding in COLORBOND® steel, in the colour Dover White™. The existing home was re-roofed using Monument® in a Matt finish – to create this classic monochromic look.

The crisp Dover White™ with the strong depth of Monument®, creates a timeless combination – that can be effortlessly interpreted throughout the home.

House 2:

Featuring a roof made from COLORBOND® steel, in the calm and cool new colour Southerly®, House 2 showcases a modern take on retro – through the use of dark colours and light timbers.

House 3:

The corner house on The Block is nestled away for this suburban retreat in the middle of suburbia. The COLORBOND® steel roof, in the colour Shale Grey™ creates a strong and durable addition to the streetscape.

House 4:

The board-and-batten design is reminiscent of a woodland cottage with Basalt® in a Matt finish sitting proud as the roofing on both levels. The mid-toned grey coordinates with the warm stonework and dark colours of the façade.

House 5:

House 5 features cladding and roofing in COLORBOND® steel. It features the third of our new colours, Bluegum® in a Matt finish, and showcases the importance of shape, line and texture when designing the exterior.

We can’t wait to see how these builds progress!

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The Block 2023 - House 1

House 1’s façade has a modern coastal feel, but with elevated profiles and materials that pay homage to the coastal environment and the home’s history with the repurposed warm toned bricks.

The block 2023 house 2

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The block 2023 house 3

House 3's exterior already makes a strong colour statement, with a dark upper level and lighter colours below.

The block 2023 house 4

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The block 2023 - House 5

The neutrality of the Bluegum® colour works perfectly within House 5's design concept which blends urban aesthetics with a bohemian feel.