It’s easier than ever now to buy products and materials from overseas. Often offering cheaper prices and lower overheads, buying from abroad is certainly a tempting option for many homeowners. But for anyone invested in the livelihood of their community, locally made products are the only ones worth considering. Besides, Australian made building materials are
Victoria is currently struggling through one of the harshest winters in recent memory. Unfortunately though, there’s more than your heating bill to be worried about. The harsh winds and drizzling rain can take a serious toll on your timber deck. But, with the right preparation, you can keep your deck spotless and strong throughout the colder
Aluminium is an ever dependable and secure fencing material for many homeowners, notable for requiring relatively little upkeep to perform at its best. It’s popularly used in slat fences, which use long, narrow pieces to overlap each other. These fences are reliably secure, exceptionally private, and bring a beautiful modern aesthetic to a property’s exterior.
No matter the size, a well maintained garden that complements the existing architecture can produce stunning and elegant results. The only catch is that with a small garden, every single choice really needs to be justified in terms of space, aesthetics and practicality. In a tighter space, you’ll notice parts of the garden that don’t
Embarking on a new fencing project is always a sure-fire way to add some dynamic contrast, texture and even value to your property. Flourishes like these are important; common sense holds that first impressions linger, and in most cases it’s the fence that you’ll see first. You could go about a new fencing project in
Well maintained soil could be the difference between a dreary, suffering garden and vibrant one. Consider soil as much of a living organism as the plant life it supports, because to get the best out of it you’ll need to continually make sure it’s got the right nutrients, moisture levels and even warmth. There’s no
One of the most crucial decisions to make when designing a driveway is between materials. Tried and tested, bitumen and concrete have been reliable options for homeowners across the country for decades now. They’re quite different too in terms of their material composition. Bitumen, commonly known as Asphalt around the world, is a petroleum product
One of the simplest ways to add a huge return on your property investment is to landscape. Appearances matter and having a beautiful, vibrant garden can be the difference of thousands of dollars (if done right). Gardening and maintenance doesn’t even need to be a chore, because there are simple steps you could be doing
Concrete flooring will always be a fantastic option for any outdoor garden shed. Fortunately, this can be a simple, procedural DIY job, provided you follow the right instructions and take all the necessary precautions. This is an undeniably complex job, requiring acute attention to detail and planning in advance. At any stage of this process,
It’s almost universally acknowledged that autumn produces some of the most beautiful, colourful natural scenes a budding homeowner can hope for. With a gorgeous array of overlapping colours and textures, it’s not surprising that some of our fondest earlier memories are of crunching through leaves with a cool chill breezing past. Somewhat intuitively referred to
Stamped concrete is a stylish and versatile material that really brings out the best in your home and outdoor areas. It’s a real investment that can add plenty of value to your home. However, stamped concrete does need a bit of cleaning and maintenance to keep it looking good as new long into the future.
We all love a good swimming pool in Australia. If you are lucky enough to have one in your own yard, you probably know the secret to a great swimming season at home is preparation. By getting a head start with your pool maintenance work, it will be refreshed and ready to be the envy