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Maintenance

How to clean and maintain composite decking

Wood plastic composite decking isn't the same as timber decking - and while it's likely to require far less maintenance than timber decking, it still needs to be cared for and cleaned properly to ensure that it lasts.

Decking maintenance

Decking maintenance

Not all decks require that much maintenance. With wood plastic composite (WPC) decking and uPVC decking, for example, it's almost a matter of install-and-forget.

How to restain a deck or pergola

Over time, decks may lose their colour and lustre. Find out how to choose the right stain for your deck, and safely restain it to the best effect.

How to clean and oil a deck

Properly cleaning and oiling your deck will help to bring out its natural colours and make it look like new. Find out the best way to go about it.

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Garage

How to choose garage and shed doors

Choosing the right garage and shed doors will not only ensure that these areas are functional and safe, but also allow you plenty of ventilation and light when it's needed most.

How to build a house
A house under construction

What is 'builders warranty insurance'?

Builders warranty insurance goes under a few different names, depending on which state you’re in - and technically, it's designed to help protect you from trouble during your build.

Energy and water management
Water management

Water management

Fresh water's a precious resource - more so if it's drinkable, and even more so if you happen to live in one of the drier parts of Australia (which itself is the driest continent on earth after Antarctica).

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