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Read Article: Backyard Retreat Elements for Everyone by Simply Sheds WABackyard Retreat Elements for Everyone
You can make your outdoor space into your favourite spot away from your usual weekday chaos. Here are some ideas to inspire you.
Read Article: Lighting Plans P2 by Wattsaver Lighting WALighting Plans P2
Think about future light levels and design for maximum installation life. If you have decided to purchase Wattsaver Lighting Solutions Led downlights then I'm preaching to the converted. Solid State…
Read Article: Happy Easter Sale by I Seek Blinds NTHappy Easter Sale
Happy Easter Sale 20% off Roller Blinds 10% off Panel Glide Blinds 10% off Roman Blinds (excludes express roller blinds) www.iseekblinds.com.au
Read Article: Outdoor Living Chief Hands Over His ‘Baby’ to Help it Thrive Further by Australian Outdoor Living SAOutdoor Living Chief Hands Over His ‘Baby’ to Help it Thrive Further
Australian Outdoor Living’s founder and director, Colin Kuchel, steps down and hands the reigns over to Chris Taylor who has accepted the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Read Article: Design Profile - The Duo Dual Living by McDonald Jones Homes NSWDesign Profile - The Duo Dual Living
McDonald Jones is proud to announce the Duo range – dual living home designs that gives independence and space to families in the comfort and security of their own home.…
Read Article: Outdoor cooking areas and fireplaces can really warm things up by apg homes WAOutdoor cooking areas and fireplaces can really warm things up
Outdoor cooking areas and fireplaces can really warm things up - be sure to match them to your new home building's design.
Read Article: Building Inspections for Historic Homes by HOUSPECT Building and Pest Inspections NSWBuilding Inspections for Historic Homes
For some buyers, only the sleek and modern homes will do. For others, the charm and character of an older home is far more attractive. When you fall into the…
Read Article: Finding the Right Roller Blind by Vista Blinds WAFinding the Right Roller Blind
There are more than a few good reasons why roller blinds are a consistently popular choice of window furnishings. They’re practical, highly functional, affordable and able to suit just about…
Read Article: The Custom Home Building Process - From Design to Completion by Chateau Architects + Builders NSWThe Custom Home Building Process - From Design to Completion
Taking the guess work out of the process, Chateau provides an in-depth look at the process of working with a custom home builder, from the concept and home design stage…
Read Article: Choosing artwork that complements your home by apg breakthrough WAChoosing artwork that complements your home
Thinking of artwork for single or double storey home designs? Choosing the right painting or sculpture should be an enjoyable process.


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Building a Waldorf or Marriot by Porter Davis
It may surprise people to know that I can't stand watching the block. It is not the people or what they do that I have a problem with, what I have a major problem with the is money side of things. The majority of people…
tlblhaywardtlblhayward
21 Apr, 2014 05:44pm
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Granite pavers over concrete
There is some advice about finished levels (after the pavers have been laid) here http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2014/02/hei ... ve-ground/ Laying slabs over existing concrete I would tend to use mortar. Best thing is to lay the concrete with joint spacing to suit the slab size.
bashworthbashworth
21 Apr, 2014 03:17pm
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Fail photos
Have not got a photo but I came across a two storey BV house all bricked up and tiled roof on but the frame did not have one single brace in it downstairs or upstair, still don't know how it didn't fall over.
building-expertbuilding-expert
21 Apr, 2014 02:26pm
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Our Half Acre Heaven- Painting completed
Out of curiosity, how do you control the mozzies in your ponds? I know you can get the right fish, but I'm unsure how effective that is as I'm quite sensitive to bites. Well, the fish should take care of any mozzies....We had 2 koi, a…
TreeseachangerTreeseachanger
21 Apr, 2014 02:16pm
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Last chance inspection- who cares?
Last week i was called back to the home that I inspected pre handover 2 years ago. Owner said it begun to crack and was worried about slab heave. This is what I found: Link Although surface drainage was poor it did not seem to have caused this…
building-expertbuilding-expert
21 Apr, 2014 01:55pm
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A custom build in Hammond Heights - walls started.
Yay for progress!! It can really kill the excitement when nothing happens for extended periods of time, especially if you are visiting daily and seeing nothing. We tried to only visit on weekends to give the builders more time to get something done. Looking really good and…
felicity01felicity01
21 Apr, 2014 12:40pm
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Things your BUILDER forgot (lol)
what I notice a lot of is builders not discussing what is missing, or assuming their customer knows what has been removed to bring costs down... quite a few of the people around us were surprised to discover their houses did not have sarking, of course…
MR2MR2
21 Apr, 2014 12:16pm
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Building in Brooks Reach - Community Thread
All our gyprock has been done. They just now need to do the corners. I believe we will be at lock up by the end of this week. Hopefully the garage door, laundry door and front door are delivered tomorrow.
K + JK + J
21 Apr, 2014 11:57am
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