Six Beautiful Australian Timber Varieties

The Australian bush is a biologic wonderland, home to many, many unique timber species. From the clean Blackbutt to the sophisticated Red Mahogany, you're sure to discover a variety that matches your styling aesthetic. Australian timbers are hard and extremely durable as well as drop-dead gorgeous when correctly finished. Used...

Living Concrete

Concrete is all around us. Chances are that you're reading this in a building at least partially constructed with concrete. Even though concrete is one of the most ubiquitous and useful building materials around, it is not without problems, chief amongst them being that it has a tendency to crack...

DIY Gabion — Rock Walls Without Concrete

Do you have heaps of rocks in your property or around your area? Did you know that you could use those rocks to build garden walls and fences -- without using concrete? This type of fencing is actually better than concrete walls in a number of ways... They are called Gabions -- wire cages...

New building panels could mean big savings for home-owners

A panel-based structural building system developed in South Australia promises to transform the building industry by dramatically reducing the time and cost required to produce a finished home. The innovative approach to home construction, developed by NU-TEK  Building Systems, involves the use of structural, load-bearing wall panels whose edges are embedded...

Timber Finished Floors – Which One Is Right For You?

OK, carpet may be soft underfoot but there are so many reasons why it's time for change. If you have ever been present when carpet is pulled up, you have seen the mountains of dirt you thought you'd vacuumed away with your weekly clean! Those millions and millions of fibers...

Laminate flooring – a saga of smoke, noise and frustration

It seems obvious, doesn’t it? Laminate? Well, to cut laminate you use the finest tooth blade you can get and I had almost 200 m2 of flooring to get down. So when I started cutting my Formica brand flooring and discovered my (not so sharp) 60 tooth blade was grinding through...

The Log That Isn’t

Everlogs - anywhere you want them, Ma'am  -  Everlogs.com Vegetarians don't eat meat. Any meat. Yet they find products like 'Not Bacon', 'Not Sausage' and 'Nut Meat' sitting forlornly on supermarket shelves as though trying to convince vegetarians they haven't really eaten unless something resembling meat is on their plate!...

Australian Hardwood Floors

There is something very appealing about a timber floor.  The warmth and feel underfoot is unique.  And, of course, the dust and dust mites have a hard time hiding - important if there are any allergies or asthma in the family.  Here you'll find a selection of the major Australian hardwoods, complete...