Brick or weatherboard? Choosing the cladding for your new home needs more than deciding what looks best. It’s about the type of home you are building, the cost of the different types of cladding and the location of the house. Let us help you solve the battle of the cladding and choose the right type for you.
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With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to use and what tradesmen accreditations are right for the job you want doing? Is an industry based accreditation offer the same as one from the government? We’re here to dive into the mysteries of what the most common tradespeople accreditation are. Let’s jump on in!
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Decorating your child’s bedroom is an enjoyable yet challenging task. Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedroom uniquely suited to your child.
A child who likes rugby, sea creatures or Batman, would love design elements that reflect these interests.
Involve your son or daughter in the design and planning process as much as possible and appropriate for his age. This makes for a great bonding experience!
Smart homes are the way of the future and we’ll see more use of these automated features within our homes. Created to make life simpler for homeowners, intelligent homes are still seen as a luxury rather than a necessity by many. However, we’re 100% certain in that you’ll want these must see smart home features as much as we do!
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Believe it or not, but this year the Year of the Kitchen. Okay, well maybe we’ve exaggerated that a bit, though many homeowners will consider kitchen design trends before renovating their kitchen at some point through the year. However, this year does see the start of many new exciting kitchen trends, as well as the continuation of a few favourites. Whether you are installing a complete new kitchen or partially renovating an existing one, we’ve got you covered with these new kitchen design trends.
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If you’ve not made a list of driveway ideas, relax. The driveway is often overlooked as a functional slab of concrete or asphalt tasked with transporting your car from the street to the garage. But first impressions count and the exterior of your home is what people initially notice when visiting.
With imagination and the use of the right materials, you could have an interesting driveway for a great price. Pinterest is a great place to start when making a list of driveway ideas. Pinning your favourite shapes, colours and materials to a board keeps everything in one place.
Are you thinking about building a new fence? Need to learn more about the different fence types, materials and whether you need to hire a builder? A new fence has many different uses and purposes. It provides security and privacy for your section as well as safety for pets and children. Fences come in a wide range of materials and styles, each having its own advantages.
Not all new fence materials and designs will serve the same function or fit your home’s needs. That’s why it’s important to consult with a professional fencing contractor. While building a new fence yourself may save you money, consider whether you have the tools, skills and time. (more…)
A good way to attract Chinese buyers or tenants is to consider designing with Feng Shui (風水) when building or renovating a home. Designing with Feng Shui uses the Chinese system of geomancy believed to use the laws of both heaven and earth to help one improve life by receiving positive qi (energy).
Feng means wind and shui means water. In Chinese culture wind and water are associated with good health; thus good feng shui came to mean good fortune.
Choose round structures. While a rounded house could add significant cost to any new build consider where else you can include round design features.
Irrigation installation professionals will design systems tailored to your individual garden requirements.
This includes the choice of fully automated systems, tap timers and manual systems.
Consult an irrigation installation professional when you’re planning a landscaping project or upgrading your garden. They’re also useful when you’re sick of spending hours watering your garden and want to install an irrigation system to save time.
A properly designed and installed irrigation system will not only wave water, but they’ll prevent your garden suffering from the effects of a lack of water by providing effective water coverage and accurate irrigation run duration.
An irrigation system will protect your investment in your garden and home, while buying you extra hours in the week. Regular watering is important for any garden and by maintaining the health and appearance of plants and grass.
Grass, plants and trees can be costly to establish and need ongoing watering. Plants, shrubs and grass may die from lack of water, incorrect watering or over watering.