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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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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One of the most popular selling points of a kiwi home is the indoor outdoor flow. Whether you’re thinking of selling or just want to realise the potential of your home and the plot it stands on, considering indoor outdoor flow is important.
The secret to unlocking the potential of both spaces is blurring the boundaries between inside and outside. This works regardless of the size of your garden compared to the size of your home. Select from our great ideas below to improve indoor outdoor flow and make the most of your property. (more…)
This is part two in our three-part series “weatherproofing your home for winter”. Last week we covered inspecting fireplaces, wood stoves and chimneys. We also discussed cleaning your gutters and roofs. Read last weeks blog post. This week we cover winterizing your house exterior, doors and windows.
Flooring doesn’t have to be boring. Here’s our pick of 8 fancy flooring ideas with a unique twist on carpet, tile and timber. What’s your favourite? Tell us in the comments below.
Floor fun fit for any room! This floor is cut from an assortment of plywood, but a similar effect can be easily done with vinyl. Hire a professional to get the flooring laser cut and laid for a precision finish and save some time and frustration with a jigsaw.
Waterproofing specialists are tradespeople who are skilled in the use of waterproofing to prevent water from penetrating a building. Usually extensive measures are added to a building at the time of construction, to provide moisture control from the start, and it may also be done after a building is built, to address problems as they occur.
From the point of view of its occupants, building waterproofing is important because it keeps a building dry.
Hiring a Waterproofing specialist will also help to reduce internal humidity, making a building more comfortable to work in and protecting objects inside the building from damage as a result of humidity or water exposure.
Water damage can be a serious issue in a structure. With water comes mould and a host of other problems which can undermine foundations, make conditions in the building unsafe, and damage property inside the building.
Wooden buildings can suffer rapid decay from water exposure, but water penetration can also damage concrete and other building materials, especially in cold climates where water may freeze and cause cracks. Insufficient waterproofing can be a problem year round, not just during the rainy season.
There are many different types of waterproofing for roofs and the like, such as butynol, torch-on butyflame and traffigard – talk to your waterproofing specialist to find out your best option.
Finding tradies to build a fence and/or gate is a popular job on our platform, but what exactly is that this type of contractor carries out?
A garden shed is used for storing garden tools, fertilizer, lawn mowers and other items used to care for lawns and gardens. They’re ideal for keeping these items within reach but protected from the weather.
Rain and sun will damage garden tools making them brittle or creating rust.
A professional garden shed installation will ensure both your tools and your shed will remain in use for many years to come.
Garden sheds are usually located in the back of the yard, often out of sight from the street. Items not stored in the garage or house are often placed in the garden shed. It’s prudent to lock garden sheds to stop theft or small children getting into potentially harmful items.
If you’ve bought your new shed, and hired a tradesperson to complete your garden shed installation, and decided where to place it, you then need to consider what to do when preparing your garden.
When installing a shed, ensure that you have a level surface to build on. The flooring can be made from timber decking, concrete or garden slabs. If you don’t have a level surface your shed could warp which can damage the timber or windows.
If you’re using a shed base that’s provided as part of the garden shed installation, you’ll still need to clear the site from rubble and ensure its level. Lay a weed proof membrane to prevent growth and damage to your shed.