Residential Liveable Sheds: What Type of Shed Home Can You Build?

Gone are the days when garden sheds were plain old storage spaces. These days, modern homeowners are busy utilising these spaces for recreational and business activities. Residential liveable sheds have become the talk of the neighbourhood. They are easy to set up and fun to use. All these shed conversions require are DIY kits with […]

How To Choose the Right Vacuum Pump For Your Pipelining

A vacuum pump is commonly used in various industrial manufacturing processes such as packaging, drying, and degassing. It’s a utility that’s used to create and maintain a vacuum in those processes. It’s utilized in various industries and establishments, including laboratories, the medical field, food packaging, and the chemical industry. There are many types of vacuum […]

9 Kitchen Updates You Shouldn’t Miss Out On

The kitchen is the room of a house we use most often, so it is common for many of us to want certain upgrades for it. Some can improve your kitchen on an aesthetic level while others are geared towards practicality. Depending on budget and vision your kitchen can be revamped with just a few […]

3 Smart Ways to Protect Your Home from Water Damage

One recent report estimates a 72 percent increase in the size of property-related claims filed by Australian homeowners. Insurance experts say the increase is almost entirely due to internal water damage and water leaks. Here are a few smart devices that can help you prevent water damage in your home.

A Basic Guide To Underground Drainage Systems

When building your dream home, there seems to be a million critical items on your checklist that you must consider, otherwise, the project won’t be entirely successful. One of these is underground drainage.  Before jumping in to purchase the necessary equipment and lay the pipes, you need to have some background information on what underground […]

How To Choose The Best Software For Floor Plans

Getting the best out of the space in your home is important. The way you organize your floor plan can make a huge difference in practicality and the atmosphere of your home. Because of this, it’s important to design it on paper or, better yet, on your device.   Drawing out floor plans takes a lot […]

How To Save Money On Your Home Remodel

Remodeling your home can be an exciting experience. Like many homeowners, you may want to update your property when it starts to look outdated or if there are plenty of replacements that you need to carry out. However, you should also expect that your home remodel will entail significant costs. As you remodel your home, […]

6 Reasons To Use Steel In Construction

Steel has been a popular building material in the past, and it’ll remain so in the future. There are several good reasons to use steel in construction. Not only is it very strong but it’s also extremely durable, which is important if you want to have structures that’ll be around for many years.  You can […]

Best Built-In Speakers for your Patio and Backyard

If you’re looking for the ideal speakers for your outdoor setup this summer, then this buying guide should help. Here’s our roundup of the four best built-in outdoor speaker systems for your patio and backyard.

The Best Outdoor Security Cameras for Your Home

Not all security cameras are created equal. Some are loaded with useful features. Others, on the other hand, focus only on the basics. Here are some of the best outdoor security cameras in the market right now/

How to Choose the Right Size Ceiling Fan for Your Room

Ceiling fans can be super useful for moving air around in your home — in the summer, they can create a cooling breeze that allows you to turn your thermostat up a few degrees. Reverse the fan’s direction in the winter, and it can push warm air down from the ceiling to make your home […]

A Complete Guide on How to Refinish Your Hardwood Floor

A hardwood floor can last a lifetime but it may need to be renovated and possibly even refinished after a while. Especially if your hardwood floors have lost their shine, it may be time to refinish them. This will involve repairing and sanding the wood and applying three coats of finish. Dirty floors can be […]

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a Sectional Sofa

Sectional Sofas

Furniture manufacturers offer sectional sofas in a variety of modules. This allows for customization well beyond a simple sofa with an attached chaise. In fact, buyers today can create custom configurations for specific spaces and activities!  So it can be tricky. “Shopping for a sectional sofa isn’t like shopping for a simple chair, when an […]

Paint your house solar!

Paint yourself some free energy. Take the titanium oxide that is already in most paints, throw in a little molybdenum-sulphide and humidity and drive away in your hydrogen powered car!

We wrote some years back about early research into solar paints. At that time, the research was aimed at making the paint act as photo-electric collectors in the same way that conventional solar panels work. We’ve seen nothing since about that research but Melbourne’s RMIT has now developed a a paint that might just power your […]

Look… No Triangles!

Each corbelled bamboo beam member is bolted to the column which helps achieve a rigid frame

By Guest Blogger Munir Vahanvati The use of triangles is one of the fundamental principles for bamboo construction which is commonly used in most bamboo structures for stability and rigidity. Keeping with our principle of exploring new designs and connections in every project we decided to challenge the notion of using triangulation for structural stability. […]

Carbon Monoxide – the silent killer!

Carbon Monoxide - the silent killer

Everyone should feel safe in their homes and workplaces and should not have to be concerned with issues such as gas poisoning. Unfortunately, it’s a topic that homeowners need to be aware of due to the existence of and dangers surrounding constantly present gases like carbon monoxide.  There are awareness efforts being made all around the world […]

The Owner-Builder’s Sanity Saving Checklist!

Being prepared is the key to a successful owner-build project

The two most daunting questions in the minds of first time owner builders are: What are the steps or process I need to follow to build a house as an owner builder? and What are the stages of building a house as an owner builder?   How great would it be if you had a […]

Seven Tips for Successful Owner-Building

Attitude is 90% of the game so make sure yours is right before starting your owner-built project.

We choose to owner-build for many and varied reasons. Sometimes, it’s because we have a limited budget and want to save as much as possible. Other times it’s because we want something unique that we feel a commercial builder won’t be able to deliver. And then there’s, what may be the best motivation and reason […]

Don’t like the weather? Change it…

Coelux

From now forward, the food that you’ll eat and the clothes you’ll wear aren’t the only things you can get to decide on at the start of your day – you can now also choose your weather! Well, inside at least 🙂 From now forward, the food that you’ll eat and the clothes you’ll wear […]

From Prototype to Reality – Meet Your 3D Printed Home!

3D Printed Homes

You could be forgiven for thinking that 3D printing is a new phenomenon. After all, it has only really been newsworthy for the past two or three years. However, Winsun China, have had big plans for 3D printing since 2005 when they invented a 3D print nozzle capable of extruding concrete. In 2008, they put […]