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With each team allocated a different decade to emulate, this season will be judged based on design substance and attention to detail.
The Block is back August 23 and we’re proud to be part of it again! This time it will be located in the sunny, bayside suburb of Brighton, Melbourne.

Every year, there is a new challenge for the teams and this year is no different. Five, period homes from the 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s will need to be transformed by the five teams.

A timeless, always-modern, building option, brick has featured in architecture throughout the years and will continue to do so. Blending beauty, form and function; brick has the unique ability to meet any design aesthetic from classic to contemporary. With a combination of flexibility, strength, colour and textural selection that no other building material can match. We can’t wait to see how the teams have used brick this year to bring their eras to life.
The teams
The five teams will use their assorted skills and renovation experience to try to meet the brief of bringing these homes into the 21st century, while still nodding to their amazing heritage pasts.

  • Tash and Harry from Melbourne
  • Sarah and George from New South Wales
  • Jade and Daiel from South Australia
  • Jimmy and Tamara from Queensland
  • Jasmin and Luke from Western Australia

Find out more about the teams here.
The teams
The five teams will use their assorted skills and renovation experience to try to meet the brief of bringing these homes into the 21st century, while still nodding to their amazing heritage pasts.

  • Tash and Harry from Melbourne
  • Sarah and George from New South Wales
  • Jade and Daiel from South Australia
  • Jimmy and Tamara from Queensland
  • Jasmin and Luke from Western Australia

Find out more about the teams here.
The decades
With each team allocated a different decade to emulate through their build, this season will be judged based on design substance and paying attention to detail. The teams will be critiqued on their ability to retain the original design in the first part of the build, and then to give their own artistic interpretation in ‘stage two’.

1910s - Australian Federation
Federation homes celebrate the Federation of Australia with lavish timber ornamentation, decorative chimneys, gorgeous red bricks, and front verandahs to embrace the Aussie outdoor lifestyle.

1920s - Hollywood Art Deco
The Art Deco style draws on features from the German Bauhaus School of Modern Design, making use of materials like brick, weatherboard and terracotta tiles. Geometric shapes stand out against curved porches and walls, portraying an image of flair and artistic appreciation.



1930s - California Bungalow
The Californian Bungalow style was ‘imported’ from America in the 1920’s and became very popular in Australia, featuring thick columns holding up front verandas, as well as exposed brickwork on outer facades and gorgeous plywood panelling within.

1940s - Inter-War Architecture
The Inter-war period saw the emergence of the Art Deco, Functionalist, Mediterranean, Spanish Mission, Californian Bungalow, Old-English and Inter-war Queenslander architectural styles, as a symptom of America’s new influence on Australian culture!

1950s - Mid-Century Modern
Contemporary 1950’s houses were often replicas of the architecturally designed modern buildings of the time. The inside of the homes were often open plan and the design allowed for an economical use of building materials.

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