Anna Hayes's blog - Sep 2019

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!...

Opening the door on front façades     by   Anna Hayes

11 September 2019

First impressions are crucial and your front door can say a lot about you and the design and décor of your home. Your door both makes a statement and acts as an introduction...


Dulux Colour Forecast 2020     by   Anna Hayes

09 September 2019

Taking time to go back to basics is the theme of the 2020 Dulux Colour Forecast ‘Essence’, with colours selected in response to life in a madcap, always-on world...

New Porter's range is an adventure in colour and texture     by   Anna Hayes

09 September 2019

Porter’s Paints. Stylist: Heather Nette King. Photographer: Mike Baker. Porter’s Paints has launched its new Smooth Impasto range of uniquely textured colours...

Taking the brush to your teen's bedroom     by   Anna Hayes

09 September 2019

DULUX AUSTRALIA. STYLIST: JULIA GREEN. PHOTOGRAPHER: ARMELLE HABIB Teenagers will be the first ones to tell parents that they need their own space and when it comes to, quite literally, refurbishing their bedroom, it’s important the room can multitask as a sleep, study and entertainment space...