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.
Insulation in walls can make a huge difference to the comfort of your home. Find out how to improve your wall insulation.
Larger cracks and holes require a little more attention, but can still be made to disappear using the right methods and materials.
Provided that you know what you're doing, you can easily make small cracks and holes in walls disappear completely.
Crayon? Dead bugs? Blood? Don't worry - most interior wall surfaces are designed to be fairly easily cleaned.
It depends on what your walls are made from, but giving your exterior walls a clean can improve the look of your home.
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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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.
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.
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.