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Maintenance

Lead paint

Beware of lead paint when renovating

Everyone knows about asbestos, but it’s surprising how few people realise how much of a risk lead paint can be – and just how common it is in older Australian homes.

How to improve insulation in walls

Insulation in walls can make a huge difference to the comfort of your home. Find out how to improve your wall insulation.

How to fix big cracks & holes in walls

Larger cracks and holes require a little more attention, but can still be made to disappear using the right methods and materials.

How to fix small cracks & holes in walls

Provided that you know what you're doing, you can easily make small cracks and holes in walls disappear completely.

How to clean interior walls

Crayon? Dead bugs? Blood? Don't worry - most interior wall surfaces are designed to be fairly easily cleaned.

How to clean exterior walls

It depends on what your walls are made from, but giving your exterior walls a clean can improve the look of your home.

Wall maintenance

Wall maintenance

Big surfaces like walls inevitably get dirty, and inevitably get damaged from time to time. Here are some easy ways to keep your walls looking great.

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Bathroom
Bath checklist

Bath checklist

The Bath Checklist covers the issues you need to consider to ensure your bath is a comfortable and worthwhile investment. The checklist will save you time, hassle and money. Print it out, read through the site and keep it on hand when discussing bath choices with your builder, plumber or architect.

Sustainability
Hot water systems

Which hot water systems are most efficient?

The wrong hot water system can easily account for the lion's share of your electricity consumption. In fact, electric tank systems are being phased out. Find out how different systems compare in terms of efficiency.

Kitchen
Modern kitchen

How to design a kitchen

The kitchen is the single most expensive and complex area when you're renovating or building a house - and clever design is easily the most important aspect of a good kitchen.

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