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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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Security

Door security

External doors in particular are the front line of defence for your home. See what factors affect a door's ability to make your home safe and secure.

Floors
Frameless shower

Wall and floor materials in showers

The types walls and floors in your shower will affect how much maintenance it needs, how long it lasts and how safe it is.

Home automation

Sub metering and smart water meters

See what the law says about water sub metering for apartment blocks, and using smart meters to assess and manage your water usage.

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