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Maintenance

DIY vs. professional insulation

What sort of insulation can you install yourself - and when might you need to hire a professional do the job properly? Find out more about what's required to install different sorts of acoustic insulation.

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Shower

WELS labels and ratings

Water-producing bathroom fittings in Australia need to comply with basic water-efficiency standards. As a part of the WELS scheme, they are rated and given a label that shows how efficient they are.

Windows
Window regulations and labels

Window regulations & labels

Windows are one of the many aspects of a house that are rarely replaced. That’s why it’s important when building a new home or renovating that you choose windows that will stand the test of time and meet relevant building regulations.

Home automation
How to make your home smarter

Make your home 'smarter'

Want to retrofit 'smart home' technology into a house, but not sure what's involved? The first thing you'll need to do is figure out what sort of systems you're after, and how they'll be integrated.

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