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  • Home Automation

    Home automation is building automation for a home, also referred to as smart home or smart house. A home automation system controls lighting, air conditioning, home entertainment systems, home appliances, and home security systems such as access control and alarm systems. When connected with the Internet, home devices are an important constituent of the Internet of Things (IoT). Home automation technology is now found in a wide range of household devices, including wireless speaker systems, thermostats, home security & monitoring systems, domestic robots, smoke and carbon dioxide detectors, lighting, home energy use monitoring, door locks, refrigerators, laundry machines and water detectors.

    Published: 20 July 2020

  • Laundry Room Remodel Tips

    Neglected laundry rooms are seldom attractive spaces and often the unpleasant spaces that simply contain a washing machine and a dryer, left with bare walls, exposed plumbing and cheap fittings and fixtures. In the same way that carefully thought out and planned kitchen, bathroom, and living area remodel projects increase home values, so does a carefully thought out and planned laundry room remodel project. So, if a laundry room remodel is something you are thinking about, either because it’s old and run down, or because the room is not well utilised, or because you are looking to add value to your home, below are some useful tips for planning your laundry remodel.

    Published: 12 July 2020

  • Your Ultimate Moving House Checklist

    Moving house is one of the most stressful things that we all go through in life from time to time. It is a time-consuming job that requires plenty of planning, preparation, and patience. By prioritising tasks and being well organised, you can save time and avoid a lot of stress. A comprehensive moving house checklist is a must in order to ensure a stress-free move. With a detailed moving checklist, packing all your belongings and moving locally, interstate, or even across the globe becomes that much easier. Your Ultimate Moving House Checklist will assist you prepare and pack your belongings as quickly, easily, and safely as possible, and manage your move as efficiently and stress free as possible.

    Published: 12 July 2020

  • Waterproofing Design & Installation Guides & References

    When selecting a waterproofing system, it is always better to err on the side of caution. Fixing waterproofing defects is painstakingly painful, very involving, extremely disruptive, and cost prohibitive typically far exceeding the initial cost of the waterproofing system supply and installation. As a designer or installer, you only have one chance to properly design and install waterproofing and as such it is always better to be conservative. It is imperative that you take the time to research, design and install the right waterproofing system and ensure all waterproofing issues are properly addressed, with site-specific issues and building requirements in mind.

    Published: 05 July 2020

  • HomeBuilder Grant FAQs

    HomeBuilder Grant is a time-limited grant program to help the residential construction market to bounce back from the Coronavirus crisis. HomeBuilder Grant will provide eligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home where the contract is signed between 4 June 2020 and 31 December 2020. Construction must commence within three months of the contract date. HomeBuilder Grant will complement existing State and Territory First Home Owner Grant programs, stamp duty concessions and other grant schemes, as well as the Commonwealth’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme and First Home Super Saver Scheme.

    Published: 25 June 2020

  • Asbestos Safety

    Asbestos becomes a health risk when its fibres are released into the air and breathed in or ingested. Because it is so hard to destroy asbestos fibres, the body cannot break them down or remove them once they are lodged in lung or body tissues. Breathing in or ingesting asbestos fibres can cause asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Evidence also suggests that cancers in the oesophagus, larynx, oral cavity, stomach, colon, and kidney may be caused by ingesting asbestos. According to Safe Work Australia, a total ban on asbestos came into effect in Australia on 31 December 2003. It is illegal to make it, use it or import it from another country. Workers must not handle asbestos unless they have been trained and hold a licence that is current and appropriate for the type of work being done.

    Published: 21 June 2020

  • How do I pick the right tradie for my job?

    Without doubt you will need the services of a tradie at some point, whether you just need the services of a plumber, tiler, painter, or electrician for a simple one off job, or a crew of tradies to build or renovate your home or a section of your house. Due to Australia's rigorous qualification standards, and the requirement to work under some of the most stringent standards and regulations in the world, you are more likely to find a tradie that will satisfactorily deliver your job, while providing you with an exceptionally good level of service in a cost effective manner. However, you need to have a clear picture of what you need done, and a clear picture of the quality of tradie that you need to complete the task. Below is a comprehensive list of things you can do to make sure you are hiring the right tradie for the job.

    Published: 20 May 2020

  • Your Ultimate Bathroom Makeover Checklist

    The thought of bathroom makeover is a really exciting one especially because the focus is mainly on the envisaged beautiful and enjoyable end result. It's normal to fall down the visual discovery engine rabbit hole and get infatuated with bathroom styles and inspirations choosing the best faucets, basins, vanities, shower heads, shower cubicles, bathtubs and tiles, all while forgetting the importance of functionality and the long list of critical decisions points. It is imperative to think about and consider the less exciting things, so your bathroom makeover turns out just the way you dreamed it. Because a bathroom makeover can be overwhelming, time-consuming, and costly, below is your Ultimate Bathroom Makeover Checklist to make sure that your remodel stays on track and runs smoothly.

    Published: 13 May 2020

  • What you need to do before starting a Demolition Project

    Whether you are remodelling your garage, alfresco, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, or your whole house, which requires demolition of a section of your home or the whole house, demolition is one of the most exciting phases of the project. However, although it seems as easy as knock it down, clear the rubbish and get started on the remodel, demolition can get very complicated and extremely stressful if not done right. Most homeowners considering a remodel have never overseen a demolition project, and therefore don’t realise that there is more to demolition than meets the eye. So, consider the following before embarking on a DIY Demolition Project or handing over your property to a Professional Demolition Crew.

    Published: 09 March 2020

  • Relevant Information on Becoming An Owner Builder

    An Owner Builder is a person who constructs or renovates a domestic dwelling on his or her own land and who is not already a registered builder. Owner Builders gain great satisfaction out of building their own home by having more control over the quality and materials used in their new home. When deciding to become an owner builder, it is critical to think about all aspects of the project including the risks and liabilities. You also need to be prepared to undertake an Owner Builder course, take on the duties and responsibilities of a building project, take on the risks, understand the building process, go through what can sometimes be a painful process of getting the required permits and certifications, and take on the mental, physical and emotional challenge.

    Published: 10 January 2020

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