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..
When it comes to your valuable home, what do you worry about? Is it termites, who can chew through your vital structures? How about a dangerous gas leak or a devastating burst water pipe? Worried about a bus smashing through your loungeroom wall? A bushfire on a hot and windy day? Actually, the thing that should make you sit up and start preparing today is for a storm - not just because of how common they are, but in light of how little thought people seem to put into the destruction that st..
Don’t think torquing the bolts on your project is important? Bolt tensioning safety is not something to be taken lightly if you want to avoid accidents. When you are assembling something, from a piece of furniture to a fighter jet, you have to consider the safety of using your product. Can your creation put the lives of people using it in danger or cause them serious injury? You, as the builder, is in charge of ensuring safety. Many newbies think bolt tensioning safety is not importa..
Water leaks in your plumbing can seem like a small concern, but they could quickly turn into a bigger problem. Small leaks can contribute to slow, consistent water damage over time, weakening your home’s structure and adding to your water costs. Plumbing leaks commonly occur in and around fixtures and appliances, such as sinks, showers and washing machines, and can lead to blockages in your homes plumbing. Serious leaks due to burst pipes can be especially costly and may be more difficult t..