With electricity prices on the rise and climate change
breathing down our necks, it is increasingly popular to
make the move away from traditional hot water systems to
the latest technology, saving you money and benefiting the

In the past five to ten years the heat pump water heater
has become the new kid on the block and is fast becoming
a popular option, as the heating method of the 21st
century. Heat pump water heaters are amazingly effective,
being up to seven times more energy efficient than gas and
three-and-a-half times more efficient than electric water

This is achieved by not creating heat, and instead
moving heat from one place to another. If you’re still
wondering what this crazy magic is let’s look at the basic

1. External air is drawn into the heat pump system
into an evaporator by a fan. The evaporator contains a
special refrigerant in the piping called R134a, which is not
harmful to the ozone layer.

2. Uniquely, R134a refrigerant has a boiling point of
-26°C compared to water with a boiling point of 100°C.
So cooler temperatures are still warm enough for the
refrigerant to ‘boil’. The air sucked into the system is
warmer than the refrigerant turning it into a gas inside the
heat pumps pipes.

3. A compressor then pumps the now gas
refrigerant through a small valve which compresses it and
as result of the process creates a great deal of heat.

4. A heat exchanger then transfers the heat from the
refrigerant pipes to the tank where the water is stored.
As the heat is drawn away from the pipes the refrigerant
returns to its lower temperature and liquid state and then
the whole process begins again.

Read more about Heat Pump systems and the new Rheem Ambiheat HDC-270
in the latest edition of Be Inspired.



Drawn from the earth these warm saturated hues not only reflect elements of nature, but the influence of the feminine on colour directions.

As the world becomes a place of uncertainty, we look to earthy colours to ground us. Our homes need to provide a place of safety & calm and work spaces are being designed to feel more like home and provide the same sense of security. In our homes we are ‘cocooning’ adding layers of tonal colour and leaning towards warm hues that add to the cosy mood. The enveloping saturated hues in the new Laminex Colour Collection are perfect to create immersive interiors in which we can find a sense of comfort through the warmth of rich colour.

“Warm colours can evoke a sense of security and nurturing.”

– Bree Leech, Trend forecaster and interior designer.

We are in a time where the feminine influence has been in focus, the colours that have emerged have been traditionally related to feminine energy and evoke a sense of nurture, comfort and certainty. With a move towards brown based pinks such as Laminex Porcelain Blush, these soft tones work beautifully alongside the more earthy hue groups.

Together the reassuring colour palette represents a move towards optimism while still creating a feeling of security, they are uplifting colours full of warmth and provide a look that reflects our current mood – that we all want to feel safe and secure.

“Layering warm hues creates an immersive interior perfect for cocooning.” – Bree Leech, Trend forecaster and interior designer.

To discover more visit: https://www.laminex.com.au/article/trends-immersive-mood


To read more download a copy of our latest edition of the Be Inspired Magazine:

Be Inspired



Inspired by natural timber, the Laminex® Impressions™ Nuance range is a clever combination of matte and gloss that mimics the effect of a sandblasted straight grain to add beauty and realism.

Add an element of grandeur to your home and showcase your own personal style with 19 bold colour options from the Laminex® Impressions™ Nuance range, guaranteed to make a statement in your new kitchen.

Colour options include:



(Not all applications apply to all variants)

  • Cabinetry
  • Cabinetry – Interior & Panels
  • Wardrobes
  • Vanities
  • Lockers & Seating
  • Shelving
  • Splashbacks
  • Desktops & Tabletops
  • Toilet & Shower Partitioning
  • Cabinetry – Doors & Drawers
  • Benchtops
  • Wall Panels

(Not all features apply to all variants)

  • Easy to Clean
  • Low Maintenance
  • Stain Resistant
  • Tactile
  • UV Stable Indoor Use
  • Water Repellent

We have a great offer on on upgrading to the Laminex® Impressions™ Nuance range in out $15K Kitchen Bonus promotion – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION




With a distinct focus on innovation and evolving, Adenbrook Homes are set to continue to raise the benchmark in the new home building industry. 

Adenbrook Homes was originally founded in 2001, remodelled in 2013 and has been building quality, award-winning homes across Australia’s East Coast for almost two decades. We provide new home buyers the opportunity to work with a trusted and reliable local builder and their team of experts, while enjoying the perks, support and expertise that you come to expect from a well-established building brand.

The big brand, local builder concept ensures our clients have direct access to a qualified local builder making communication simple and guarantees that individual needs are understood and that quality control processes are faultless. The big brand then enhances these benefits by providing exceptional buying power, sourcing the best materials from the most trusted brands available and developing flexible home designs that continue to win national building awards year on year.

Our structure allows our passionate local builders to be free to focus solely on delivering the best builds for their clients while our big brands centralised support network is working behind the scenes to deliver unrivalled customer service, continual product development and quality control mechanisms that are second to none.

Our commitment to our customers past, present and future is to continue to evolve and innovate, to provide outstanding value for money and a stress-free building experience and we can do this by maximising the power of the collaboration between a big brand and local builder.


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