Granny Flats and Other Useful Ideas for Expansion

4 Ways to Transform Pallets Into Beautiful Custom Furniture

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Moving into a new home and having to buy all new furniture can be something incredibly overwhelming, both in terms of what to choose and the cost implications. But what if ordinary wooden pallets could be transformed into stunning custom furniture? With a little creativity, some DIY knowledge (or the helping hand of a carpenter), you can create custom furniture that is not only affordable but really stands out from the identical furniture that can be found in department stores. Read More»

3 Common Problems with Wooden House Stumps and Practicable Ways to Avoid Them

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There are several things that can make a house with wooden stumps to require premature restumping. The stumps may settle due to soil movement, they may be attacked by timber pests like termites and borers or they may suffer rot resulting from high humidity. What is for sure is that wooden stumps that have undergone serious structural damage must be repaired or replaced, which usually costs a significant amount of money. Read More»

Building a home that uses water efficiently

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Australia is a dry country with limited fresh water supplies. More and more homeowners are looking to build eco homes that have a high water efficiency built into the home design. Here are some of the features that you can consider putting into an eco-friendly home. Grey water recycling Rather than using a bucket in the shower to collect grey water you can find ways to use used water from the home in the garden. Read More»

If You Are Accepting Fill Into Your Land, Use These Tips to Minimise the Risks of Illegal Fill

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There are multiple reasons you may want to accept fill onto your private land including things such as landscaping, land reclamation, and renovations. It’s therefore important to be careful when accepting fill because cases of illegal fill can affect you greatly in terms of health and clean-up costs.  Therefore, here are some tips to help you avoid or prevent such risks. Contact Your Local Council Concerning the Fill It is very important to contact your local council, especially the planning department prior to accepting the fill to find out whether a planning permit will be necessary before accepting the fill. Read More»

3 Things to Do With Remodeling Waste

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When you are remodeling your home, whether you are tearing down a wall, installing new flooring or adding a room, you will end up with quite a bit of waste. This might be piles of carpeting and flooring tiles, chunks of drywall, and leftover materials after remodeling the basement. Here are some different things you can do with your remodeling waste. Think About How They Can Be Reused The first thing you should do when you are left with materials following the remodeling project is to consider what materials can be used for other things. Read More»