We've all got them - minor parts of our home that could use a little TLC from time to time. Could be a bent door hinge, or a little rust or mould around a tap, or even a stain on a carpet. While none of them are major problems on their own, they all add up, and eventually you find that your home's far more run down than you remember.
2012's here - and if you haven't already committed to some building or renovation plans, now's a fantastic time to get started. When they're done right, good renovations will pay for themselves in terms of the value they add to your home - and they'll also make your house a nicer place to live.
Here are six articles to help to inspire your renovations:
Happy to announce this week that we've just launched our new BUILD decking site. It's got everything you need to know about decks, and features some very useful advice on how to give your old deck a new lease on life. Here's a sample:
We've all suffered from electricity bill shock recently (if you'll pardon the awful pun). The best way to cut your energy usage is simply to reduce the need for it, either by building sensibly, thinking about how you live, or by taking advantage of government rebates and replacing energy hungry appliances with more efficient ones.
Here's a list of articles to help you keep your bills down:
Things have been progressing at breakneck pace on BUILD, and we've now got 11 sections of the site online, featuring over 1000 useful articles on how best to build, renovate, or even just make the most of your home. To make the most of all of these articles, we've decided that each month our newsletter will focus on a theme.
This month we've compiled a very timely selection of articles on how to beat the heat in summer: