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Essential Home Renovation Considerations     by   Derek Lotts

21 May 2018

Renovating your home can be a fun project that will provide you with a more comfortable home environment. However, renovations can quickly get out of hand if you don’t have everything planned out...

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7 ways to make your kitchen more ergonomic     by   SamNorth

21 May 2018

The kitchen is likely one of the most used rooms in your house. A centrepiece for everyday living, a place to entertain guests and a place to carry out a hobby for many people. For others, it’s more of a necessity, but either way having an ergonomic, organised kitchen can make cooking easy...

Luxaflex unveils new window covering     by   Adelle King

16 May 2018

Luxaflex has announced a new range of window coverings that hang like curtains but operate with the functionality of blinds. Veri Shades feature curved vanes made from a durable fabric and have been specially designed to provide advanced privacy, light filtering and air flow...

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How to Repair a Hole in Your Gutter     by   Jane Wilson

15 May 2018

Many people think that a few holes in the guttering system means that they have to replace it right away. Well, you're not far from the truth. Except the fact that you can postpone the gutter replacement with a few months if you patch the hole in time...

Dulux Colour Award winners announced     by   Adelle King

11 May 2018

The 32nd Dulux Colour Awards took place last night at a Gala event at the National Gallery of Victoria, where Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel in WA by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects was awarded the Grand Prix, as well as the Commercial Exterior Award. Photographer: Peter Bennetts...

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Keep the cold at bay this winter     by   Adelle King

10 May 2018

Winter is fast approaching and colder temperatures are starting to set in around most of the country. Since Australian homes are mainly designed to keep us cool in summer rather than warm in winter, now is a good time to check your insulation...

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DesignBUILD 2018 overview      by   Adelle King

07 May 2018

Last week, the Build team visited the DesignBUILD expo to check out the latest construction innovations and architectural trends...

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DesignBUILD 2018 top picks – Porous Pave     by   Adelle King

07 May 2018

Porous Pave offers pavers, pavements and grates that allow rainfall and surface water to drain through them, reducing the runoff from paved areas and therefore the need to separate stormwater retention ponds. It also means you can use smaller capacity stormwater pipes...

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DesignBUILD 2018 top picks – Open air operable louvred retractable pergola      by   Adelle King

07 May 2018

Eurola has brought automation to pergolas with this nifty design that increases the functionality of your outdoor space. The pergola is operable and also fully retracts to your desired extension to provide both the shade of a covered area or the sun of an open backyard...

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DesignBUILD 2018 top picks – Goop temporary surface protection     by   Adelle King

07 May 2018

Goop Guys temporary surface protection keeps surfaces safe from damage from mortar, render, grinding sparks, paint and grit. The coating, which is water-based, non-carcinogenic, non-hazardous, solvent free and innocuous, rolls onto surfaces like paint and then peels off for easy removal...

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DesignBUILD 2018 top picks – Easy Green Interior     by   Adelle King

07 May 2018

Vertical gardens are a very popular trend at the moment, allowing home owners to bring a garden indoors even in a confined space to cool the area and improve air quality. However, keeping a vertical garden alive can be difficult, especially if there is a lack of good ventilation or natural light...

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Renovation & Redesigning: Consider while upgrading your home spare space     by   Helen Cartwright

03 May 2018

Renovating your home can be one of the most fulfilling and laborious tasks that you will encounter. There are several ways that you can renovate your home. If you don't mind getting a little dirty and letting your creative juices flow then you will most likely enjoy some DIY work...

Monochrome bathroom trend style guide     by   Adelle King

03 May 2018

According to the latest Kitchens and Bathrooms Repor t from Housing Industry Association (HIA) and GWA Bathrooms and Kitchens , an estimated 219,000 bathroom renovations took place across Australia in the last financial year...

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Dream Home Building Plan: Checklist to smooth your process     by   Helen Cartwright

27 April 2018

Steps to Building Your Dream Home There will come a time in your life when you seek to own a home. However, it may not be all about the purchase, but the type of home you wish to build. It's always good to have some idea of what you want your dream home to look like...

Aurecon and Monash University host Passive House workshop      by   Adelle King

27 April 2018

Aurecon and Monash University recently hosted a Passive House ‘Under Construction’ workshop in Melbourne to discuss the Passive House Building Standard, high performance building envelopes, airtightness, mechanical ventilation and construction sequencing...

Keep Your Bathroom Up to Date with These 2018 Trends     by   Victoria Lim

27 April 2018

Keeping your bathroom up to date is not an easy task. Sure, you can hop on every bandwagon that comes along, but what about next year, when the world of bathroom design forsakes this trend in favor of something else?...

Colour palettes from the world’s most beautiful places     by   Adelle King

26 April 2018

Colour plays an extremely important role in our lives, influencing our mood and how we respond to our environment. Although we’re inspired everyday by the colour in our surroundings, Earth’s natural tones seem to spark the best creativity...

3 Essential Garden Tools: Lawn Mower, Chainsaw & Brush Cutter     by   Bargains-Online

25 April 2018

A garden is healthy when it is maintained fittingly. A garden that is cared for in the right way can produce lovely flowers, vegetables and/ or fruits. A garden that is maintained in top condition also increases the desirability of the home property...

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Is It Possible To Light Up Kitchen Kickboards Cost-Effectively?     by   Liam jones

25 April 2018

Kickboards lighting can be a beautiful adornment for a kitchen. Soft lighting is perfect for the evening, be it a nice lamp on the counter or through cabinet lighting. The incorporated lighting options are something opulent, which can cost you extra...

Find the right timber for your project     by   Adelle King

24 April 2018

Timber is an extremely popular building material thanks to its versatility, flexibility, cost-effectiveness and environmental advantages. However, there are many different types of timber products, making it difficult to know where to start when trying to decide what type to use in your project...

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