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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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Kitchen
Kitchen appliance performance considerations

Performance considerations for kitchen appliances

There are a few different things you'll need to consider when choosing appliances - including what sorts of technologies they employ, and how and where they're going to be used.

Heating
Gas heating

Gas heating (natural gas and LPG)

Natural gas is a relatively cheap fuel for heating, and is a popular option where gas reticulation is available.

Decking
How is decking made?

How is decking made?

Decking looks pretty simple, but don't let that fool you - there's quite a bit of effort that goes into designing and building a safe, durable deck. Read on to find out how decks are made.

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