Concrete is one of the most common building products. It is an essential element of house slabs, pavings, driveways, swimming pools and more. Concrete helps reduce building costs due to its abundance and ease of use which allows concreters to complete large areas within a short period. However, stencil concrete and aggregate concrete can also be used to make great designs and effects on a property, especially when used for flooring. How much is concrete per square metre? Concreting costs can b..
When shopping for your dream home, you may be wondering about how to insure it, or even if home insurance is even necessary. How and when do you even purchase it? During the buying process? After you have signed on the dotted line? We will hopefully answer many of your most pressing questions about house insurance. 1. Is insurance a requirement for homeowners? Home insurance is not required by law. Nevertheless, you must consider house insurance and its many possessions from theft, fire, f..
Creating the home of your dreams is something that virtually all homeowners wish for. Building a dream home can often seem like a pipedream, but the truth is that creating a home that exists perfectly in sync with your family's routine, schedule, and needs is completely attainable for everyone. Creating a dream home starts with your vision, and these four steps toward a new home that speaks directly to your needs can help in finding and harnessing that image. 1. Consider a display home a..
Many people see their house as an extension of themselves. A home is a place where families are made and dreams are realised. While there are so many joys that come with being a homeowner, the stresses that come with energy bills and maintenance are a big part of the experience as well. If you're looking for easy and applicable ways to save money on the house you love, then you've come to the right place. Here are four simple steps you can take to reduce your energy bills and your stress...
A CSIRO Study states that 1 out of every 3 homes is susceptible to a termite attack. And the only reason this fact might not worry you is if you enjoy the protection of a trusty termite control treatment securing your home. Australia alone has around 300 species of termites, which means these pests clearly have an advantage. And if that wasn’t already worse the ones destroying homes, buildings and entire properties are subterranean in nature. Since they nest underground in stumps of tre..
We've all heard about home extensions before. It's easy enough to assume that an extension is purely an add-on for space or for extra volume. However, there are actually plenty of different types of extensions you can fit into your property. These have different purposes, styles, and of course, they can and will differ in terms of cost, too! Furthermore, extensions can increase your property value! In this quick guide, we'll take a look at the different extension types you might wish to c..
Have you ever talked to someone who has just visited South Australia about Adelaide's drinking water quality? "Ew" may just be the answer you receive. Sure, the colour can sometimes be a little off, and the taste may not exactly be five-star, but it's an awful lot better than it was a few decades ago. That's because the way it is treated has improved so much, removing the muck from the polluted Murray River and also getting rid of the worst of the contaminants including chloride and algae..
Nasty, smelly, and disgusting. This is probably how you’d describe your kitchen and bathroom drains right now. But blocked drains happen all the time, and if you don’t fix it soon you might come home to a foul odour sucking the fresh air out of your house. The culprit? A colony of stench-smelling bacteria that have built up in the pipework over a long period of time. This is why keeping your drains clean and well-maintained is very important, otherwise smelly drains become a nuisan..
Sydney offers scopes for jobs, lively festivals, health & financial services to the graduates but has a high cost of living and issues with local transportation. Being the largest city in Australia, Sydney attracts thousands of graduates each year. The versatile culture, enthusiastic cultural calendar all year-round & some of the world’s famous beaches are Sydney’s focal points. However, relocation is not an easy task if you are trying it for the first time. It’s importan..