Their frequent bickering gave rise to split rumours this week but House Rules star Ryan Pusic insists his verbal sparring with partner Candy Stuart helps them bring out the best in one another.
"Candy and I always clash - we have clashed from day dot pretty much," Pusic told Access All Areas.
"But that's how we get through our ideas - we both have totally different ideas and it's when we bring those ideas together that we pull off something really good. Although the arguments can be painful, they are often necessary to achieve what we are after."
And despite a magazine report claiming the two broke up recently, Pusic's comments were reinforced last night when the NSW couple brought home their second win in a week on the Seven show.
They first impressed with their makeover on a Sydney singleton's one-bedroom unit last week, taking out top spot on the leaderboard, and then wowed again in a 24-hour challenge where they corrected the work of the other teams on their own house.
While their win has not been entirely positive, with the couple coming under fire from fans online for their heated arguments, Pusic said he and Stuart had no regrets as to how they had come across on screen.
"What you see is what you get," the 29-year-old said. "I think we were portrayed in the right light - it is Candy and I, every day of the week. No one is perfect. Every relationship bickers and argues, especially in high-stress situations, which can bring out the worst in everyone.
"But it can also bring out the best and we have been lucky to perform really well."
Adelaide couple Michael "Bomber" Bamford and Melanie Chatfield were the latest team to be sent packing last night when they finished bottom of the ladder after the two challenges, leaving just four teams to progress to the next stage of the reality renovation show.
Pusic said moving on to the outside spaces of each other's homes added a whole new dimension to the competition.
"Gardens and exteriors are a lot different to walls and floors," he said. "We've got some great ideas but you will just have to wait and see what we can do."