Need a new roof? What you need to know about materials, costs, and roofing companies     by   Maddie Colin

21 December 2015

Few things in life are as important as keeping a roof over your head. But roofs wear out over time. Eventually they develop leaks and need to be patched up. Eventually, the entire roof will need to be replaced. At this point, investing in a new roof is unavoidable...

Roof insulation tips     by   Sophie Sher

17 December 2015

Winter is here and that means cold temperatures, and maybe even snow. As temperatures drop you can expect your heating costs to rise. That’s inevitable...

Understanding The Laws Surrounding Pool Fencing In Victoria     by   Pools Are Us

15 December 2015

Did you know that the most common cause of death for children under 5 years of age is drowning? This is why pool fencing is now a legal requirement for anyone who has a swimming pool or spa on their property...

Ready for winter? Outdoor Area Maintenance     by   Derek Lotts

11 December 2015

Winter is just around the corner and it is the right time to prepare your yard for it. If you have worked hard on its maintenance during the year, it would be a shame if a couple of cold months would wreck it down completely...


Properly Preventing Roof Problems     by   Sophie Sher

10 December 2015

The roofs of our homes serve an important purpose, and it is our responsibility as homeowners to take care of our roofs to make sure that they can continue to keep us and our families safe...

The Factors of Building a Roof     by   Maddie Colin

08 December 2015

Building a roof is no easy task, and should not be done on your own. It is key to find a contractor who has a lot of experience as well as several high reviews from other customers. Do not be afraid to interview contractors in order to find the best one...

Modern Retro Home with an Escea fireplace      by   Escea Fireplaces

08 December 2015

With inner city property markets at an all-time high, this family of four decided to think outside the box when it came to finding their dream home. They bought a piece of land an hour out of the central city and built their home from scratch...

5 ways to brighten a dark terrace house     by   Kate Jordan

07 December 2015

Source . Today we bring you an article from Chris Godden from Doberman Windows and Doors. While the article focuses on houses in Chris' home town of Sydney, the design principles are applicable to terrace houses across the nation. Sydneysiders love their terrace homes...

Outdoor electrical safety for entertaining and living areas     by   BUILD

07 December 2015

As the weather heats up, renovators and DIY enthusiasts want to make the most of their outdoor spaces. When working with outdoor electrical equipment it is important to ensure that it is installed and used safely...

Comfy Cooking – Small Kitchen Design Ideas     by   Derek Lotts

03 December 2015

Do not be discouraged by your small kitchen! They say that small places have a lot of heart. And we are here to prove that they are indeed right...


Beach houses - three outstanding examples from New Zealand     by   BUILD

01 December 2015

Today we're looking for summer house inspiration across the Tasman. New Zealand has a surprising amount of coastline for such a small country (about 15,000km to Australia's 19,658km) and the Kiwis like to make the most of it with beach houses...

Tips For Selecting The Perfect Outdoor Furniture     by   Amanda Delatycki

01 December 2015

When it comes to choosing the perfect outdoor furniture, there’s a little more to it than simply keeping an eye out for the look you are hoping to achieve. Finding the ideal outdoor setting that suits your lifestyle, budget and space is easy and most importantly, affordable...

Top tips for ceiling installation     by   Kate Jordan

26 November 2015

Many renovation tasks can seem beyond the average home owner. But with a bit of research and some expert guidance, home owners can take on many tasks - even installing a plasterboard ceiling...

Before and after: Sydney foreshore cottage     by   Kate Jordan

25 November 2015

An abandoned, derelict sandstone cottage in Hunter Hills on the the Sydney foreshore has been transformed into a stunning home. Before the renovation For 15 years, the cottage had stood empty and neglected. The shingle cedar roof had deteriorated, exposing the sarking and timber beam supports...

Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn't Wait to Go Solar     by   Euro Solar

24 November 2015

Who wouldn't want to cut energy bills by 70-80% or more while effectively eliminating one's negative energy impacts on air, water and finite natural resources?...

Choosing the right timber coating for your deck     by   Kate Jordan

20 November 2015

There’s more to timber coating than colour! Spring is the perfect time to refresh and rejuvenate your timber decking. In addition to regular sweeping and cleaning, a deck re-coat is recommended every 12 to 18 months to maintain the quality, durability and appearance of the timber...


Home insurance misconceptions - cement your cover!     by

18 November 2015

From storm damage to dog bites and the puzzle over Airbnb- Australians are often in the dark about what their home insurance will cover. Many policy owners assume that flood damage will be covered which isn’t always the case. Got a prize-winning garden to protect?...

Why concrete reigns over other materials for storage tanks     by   Versatile Tanks

17 November 2015

There are a number of materials storage tanks can be manufactured from including plastic, wood, metal or stone...

10 outdoor kitchens that look as good as they cook     by   BUILD

17 November 2015

It's a fact: food tastes better when cooked outside. Nobody knows why; that's just the way it is. With this in mind, we've put together a collection of ten outdoor kitchens that look as good as they cook...

House envy from the National Architect Awards     by   Kate Jordan

12 November 2015

The Australian Institute of Architects has provided annual inspiration through the National Architect Awards since 1981...