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...

Lighting Council Australia publishes an introduction to lighting controls     by   Kate Jordan

11 November 2015

Lighting can make all the difference to your home. Lighting controls are more than just light switches and old-fashioned sensor lights that the cat can set off...

The diverse benefits of home automation & Airtopia’s smart thermostat control helps MND & quadriplegic man gain independence…     by   Airtopia Enhanced Climate Control

10 November 2015

There are things in life many of us take for granted, everyday tasks that are so automatic we do them without a second thought, such as opening a door when you get home from work, raising a blind to let in the summer sunshine, turning on the air-conditioner when it gets too hot or even texting a fri...

Installing Temporary Fencing     by   Gav

06 November 2015

Erecting temporary fencing on a worksite is a must, whether you’re doing a home reno or a corporate development, so let’s walk through the process on setting up a fence - remember, when installing temp fencing the size of the job is irrelevant, it’s the same step, just more of them on a bigger job...

Four Escea Fireplaces Heat this Modern New Build Home     by   Escea Fireplaces

05 November 2015

The Christchurch based homeowners have a long background in the hospitality industry so knew that their dream home had to be designed with entertaining in mind...

Get the perfect lighting for your home     by   BUILD

04 November 2015

Lighting is an important but often overlooked part of the home. Lighting should be attractive, but more so, it needs to be practical and safe. BUILD spoke to Denise Hammond, product specialist and trainer from Beacon Lighting , about how to establish effective lighting in the home...

Escea Multiroom DX1000 Gas Heater     by   Escea Fireplaces

04 November 2015

DX Series gas heaters are beautiful, intelligent and efficient Multiroom heating appliances. The DX Series gas heaters are available as a double sided gas fireplace and uses our innovative Multiroom heat ducting technology...

When Is The Best Time Of Year To Sell Your Home?     by   O'Rourke Realty Investments

03 November 2015

Spring, the season of growth and renewal with its promise of bright days and beautiful blooms, is a traditional favourite when it comes to the timing of a home sale...

Important Instructions For Those Interested In Pool Cleaning     by   Anthony Fee

03 November 2015

If you are fortunate enough to have your own swimming pool, you are probably well aware of the fact that keeping it clean is an essential part of regular upkeep and maintenance. After all, no one wants to look at (let alone swim in) water that is filled with leaves and other bits of gross debris...

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