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Maintenance

How to clean exhaust vents

Heating and cooling ducts carry air all around your house, and vents often get dirty as a result of how much air flows through them. Find out if (and how) you need to clean them.

How to measure infiltration and air tightness

Part of establishing how well your home fares in terms of passive design is to establish how 'tight' it is. Learn more about how to test how much air leaks from your home.

Ventilation maintenance

Ventilation maintenance

The cleanliness of your vents can have an impact more than just the performance of you ventilation system; it can also impact upon your health. Cleaning your ventilation system is easy, and could do wonders for you and your home’s health

How to clean heating ducts and vents

Heating ducts carry air all around your house, and vents often get dirty as a result of how much air flows through them. Find out if (and how) you need to clean them.

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Electrical

Safety switches and RCDs

Safety switches, also known as 'residual current devices' or RCDs, are a type of switch located in your switch box that helps prevent injury or death as a result of electrocution.

How to build a house

Interior fitout and prime cost

When you’ve reached the lockup stage and the house is in a state where it can be properly secured, it’s time for your builders to start working properly on the interior. It’s usually seen as pretty important to wait until the house can be locked up before you get to this point, just to help ensure that your shiny new oven, light fittings, tapware and similar things aren’t stolen from the site when nobody's around.

Garage

Choosing a carport

All the information you need to selection the carport that right for your home and vehicle protection needs.

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