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Anna Hayes's blog - 2019

Flower Power offers tips for drought-hit gardens     by   Anna Hayes

11 November 2019

Flower Power horticulturalist Octavia Jones has shared some tips for how to keep your garden alive during ongoing drought conditions and water restrictions...

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Andy and Deb have the Edge (cladding) on The Block     by   Anna Hayes

06 November 2019

An iconic St Kilda building has been transformed as part of this season of The Block. Five teams are renovating five separate three story terraces in the former Oslo Hotel. Edge cladding ran up to the skylight...

Cool down with energy tips     by   Anna Hayes

29 October 2019

Keeping a cool home as the weather heats up is all about balance – while your home can be equipped with plenty of devices to keep the temperature down, it often has a sting in the tail that hits you electricity bill!...

Don't be a drip with water usage     by   Anna Hayes

28 October 2019

As the temperatures continue to rise, Australians need to be mindful of water regulations that may affect them over the coming months...

Bring nature home in a greenwall     by   Anna Hayes

28 October 2019

In recent times, there has been a serious push by people to reconnect with nature; whether it’s by getting out of the city more often or by spending some extra time in the garden, we are all thirsty for more greenery in our lives...

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Top 50 Rooms winners announced     by   Anna Hayes

22 October 2019

The winners of the 2019 Australian House & Garden Top 50 Rooms have been announced with eleven finely crafted entries wowing the judges...

Bring the Hamptons to your home     by   Anna Hayes

16 October 2019

Taking something American and putting an Australian twist on it is the aim of PGH Bricks’ new Coastal Hamptons range...

Style and substance in Stegbar Splashback collection     by   Anna Hayes

14 October 2019

Quality and craftsmanship are two of the most important factors of any family kitchen – while the sole point of the kitchen is functionality, it doesn’t have to be at the expense of style and design...

It's time to get ready for summer!     by   Anna Hayes

10 October 2019

Spring has truly sprung – daylight savings has kicked in, the AFL Grand Final has been and gone, and the countdown to a long, hot summer is well and truly on...

5 tips to spruce up your yard     by   Anna Hayes

10 October 2019

Brickworks Building Products has outlined some tips for those looking to make the most of their outdoor spaces ahead of the summer months...

Splash out on pool safety     by   Anna Hayes

10 October 2019

Being around water is part of everyday Australian life and, for many, that is based around a swimming pool in their own back yard. In 2018/19, 19 Australian children aged up to four years drowned, the majority of which occurred in swimming pools...

If you don't want to move, then improve!     by   Anna Hayes

10 October 2019

As the property market slows, homeowners are choosing to stay in their houses for longer and invest in home improvement projects to suit their lifestyle changes over time...

‘Steeling’ a march with roof technique     by   Anna Hayes

09 October 2019

A re-roofing project in Netley, South Australia gave Boral Roofing the chance to showcase their particular technique, while also solidifying terracotta roof tiles as a timeless and favourite feature of Australian homes...

Wattyl you paint your house with?     by   Anna Hayes

04 October 2019

Wattyl has launched its colour palettes for 2020 and the two options could not be further apart in terms of style!...

Preparing for bushfire season     by   Anna Hayes

26 September 2019

Firefighters at work. In February 2009, Victoria experienced one of Australia’s worst bushfire disasters. The Black Saturday bushfires resulted in the highest loss of life from a bushfire, and left many families homeless in its aftermath...

Bushfire safety – Are you playing with fire?     by   Anna Hayes

26 September 2019

Australia has entered bushfire season. As the days tick by towards summer, those living in bushfire prone areas are encouraged to examine their buildings and see if there are any enhancements that might help them should disaster strike in the months to come...

Style and safety in non-combustible cladding     by   Anna Hayes

26 September 2019

Certified weatherboard can protect a property. If you’re located in a bushfire zone, it’s important to carefully select building materials that will protect your property. James Hardie’s range of premium fibre cement cladding comes in a range of profiles to suit any home design...

A window on the world of bushfire safety     by   Anna Hayes

26 September 2019

Windows can play a part in fire protection. While they might seem inconsequential should disaster strike, windows can actually play a crucial role in protecting against interior flam ignition...

Shut the door on fire danger     by   Anna Hayes

26 September 2019

Corinthian's certified doors don't compromise on style. While doors are an important aesthetic feature of a home, it is important to install the ones that are best suited to the area you live in...

Sustainable homes recognised at HIA awards     by   Anna Hayes

25 September 2019

Beaumont Concepts' winning design. A house with zero electricity costs might sound like a dream to many but for Victorian building company Beaumont Concepts and its family-of-four clients, it’s a reality that has just become an award-winner!...

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