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How to choose walls

How to choose walls

Some types of walls and materials are far better suited to different types of houses and climates than others. Find out what makes for a 'good' choice when it comes to walls.

Rectified tiles

Rectified tiles vs. non-rectified tiles: what's the difference?

Rectified tiles cost a little more, but they offer a completely different look and style to non-rectified tiles. Find out more about the differences and what's most likely to suit your needs.

A European laundry

What is a 'European laundry'?

There's plenty of debate about what the term 'European laundry' actually means. Find out what to expect - and how best to plan a European laundry.

Dishwasher installation guidelines and regulations

Because they use both water and electricity, there are certain rules and regulations that apply to how a dishwasher can be installed in your house. These exist to prevent damage to your house, and to keep you safe.

Electric fan heaters

Convection fan heaters provide instant heat and are very portable. They are also fairly inefficient, and are best suited for short-term use in small rooms.

LED light globe

How to choose LED light globes

The first thing that most people shopping for LED globes notice is the price – they’re usually a bit more wallet-hungry than the compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) or the halogen dichroics that you’ll find in many Australian homes.

How pre-handover inspections work

Your house is complete. Everything looks like it’s basically in the right spot, and you’ve been chewing your fingernails down to stumps for the last six months or so in anticipation of moving in.

100+ best movies to show off your home cinema

Want to know what the best movies are to test the limits of your home cinema with? Read one expert's extensive list of movies that will show off what your home theatre is capable of.

How to choose a plot of land

How to choose a block of land

Knowing what to look for when you’re hunting for a plot of land can make a tremendous difference. Find out what you need to look for, and why.

How to get the most out of your solar system

Want to make sure your system's set up at its absolute best, and always giving you as much as possible? Here's a guide to ensuring your solar system's always working its hardest for your home.

Should deck grooves go up or down?

Should decking grooves face up or down?

Are they for traction? For looks? To keep the boards dry? Or are they there for a different reason altogether? Find out why decks have grooves, and which way they're supposed to face.

How to connect your set top box

Got a set top box? Not sure which cable goes where? Find out how to connect your set top box quickly and easily.