In olden days (and in some indigenous communities), roofs were made from leaves and grass thatch. This made it easy to spot a leak, because you’d see the light peeking in. This concept still applies for people who live in low-cost housing with plastic roofs or corrugated sheeting.
Roller shutters and blinds seem like completely different products, but they’re not that divergent. They’re both window dressings that use slats to function. Blinds can easily be pulled open or shut using a drawstring. Shutters can be operated manually by yanking the lower slat, or they can be mechanised for electronic operation. Both have to be custom-fitted to your window size, and they’re not exactly DIY projects. So how do you choose?
Water tanks are an essential part of Australian living. Even though we are an island nation that is surrounded by water, we have one rainy season a year, and a lot of our internal water bodies contain salt water. This makes it crucial for us to conserve rain water when we can get it. In addition to our limited rain, much of Australia is peri-urban.
Let's agree; there is nothing better than a lazy summer weekend spent with friends. And food. Lots of food. So maybe you have already been thinking about throwing some juicy burgers, chops and steaks on the grill to serve the crowd. But let me tell you if you want to serve your friends the real deal, have a barbecue.
There are lots of great reasons to install a granny flat this summer, apart from adding more living space to your home, they also give you the chance to have elderly relatives live with you, but in their separate dwelling.
Choosing the right lounge is hard, they are a big ticket item and when chosen correctly will last you for seven to ten years. There is a lot of debate when it comes to leather Vs fabric, and ultimately your choice will have a big impact on your room.
Heading into summer without a swimming pool? Uh oh! Why not try and beat the heat and get in quick for one of our summer specials. We have some real bargains lined up just in time for the most scorching part of the year, ready to go directly out to your home for installation. Get in quick and get them before they are all snapped up – go on, treat yourself!
Did you know that household cleaners can be extremely dangerous to kids and pets? Do you know what to look out for and avoid in cleaning products? Read on to learn about some of the most common bad guys that may be lurking in your cupboard or on the supermarket shelf – so you know how to stay safe and protect your little ones.
As with anything and everything, there are benefits and pitfalls to owning items, and an inground concrete pool comes with pros and cons.
Depending on how exposed you are to swimming pools, you might know that there are two main kinds. In-ground or underground pools are the more traditional version. This isn’t quite what it sounds like. An in-ground pool is simply one that has been dug into the ground. Conversely, an above-ground pool is one that is constructed on the surface of the ground.