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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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How to connect banana plugs

There are many ways to connect your receiver to your speakers, but banan plugs are seen as a preferred option. Find out how to connect them.

How to build a house

Installing plasterboard walls and insulation

Once the plumbing and wiring have been roughed in, it’s time to put in insulation and internal linings (normally plasterboard) on the internal walls and ceilings of your home. This can all happen either before the lockup stage (i.e. when your home can effectively be 'locked up') or afterwards, depending on what’s been agreed upon in your contract.

Sustainability
What's a sustainable home?

What's a sustainable home?

Pinning down exactly what constitutes a ‘sustainable home’ isn't easy - but understanding the kinds of things that really matter will help you go a long way towards building one.

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