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Urban Orchard

Urban Orchard

December 10, 2018

Living in an inner city suburb more often than not trees are replaced with new buildings and extensions that take up every square metre of green space. Gone are the days we actually have the room or space to have a garden let alone something as extravagant as a veggie patch or an orchard fruit trees.

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Transforming your verge – making the most of the land you have and saving water

Transforming your verge – making the most of the land you have and saving water

December 10, 2018

When it comes to adding value to your property look no further than your verge. Although it’s technically not owned by you, a good-looking verge can add dollars to your real estate.

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Handy tips for your next Timber Decking DIY

Handy tips for your next Timber Decking DIY

December 10, 2018

When embarking on your next DIY outdoor project, you might want to consider timber decking as a hard surface option. Not only is it incredibly versatile, when navigating sloped areas, it also provides a ‘soft’ finish to your trafficable areas.

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The Winter Room

The Winter Room

December 10, 2018

The Australian winter can occasionally be grey, dreary and bitterly cold – much like an English summer. However, the sun does shine and we often don’t take advantage of it, shunning away from the outdoors and hibernating inside with a hot chocolate.

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The verge - how Australian is that!

The verge – how Australian is that!

December 10, 2018

The Australian verge is a typology within itself. Although they come in varying shapes and sizes a common theme exists - a large patch of lawn (or weeds) with a council tree or streetlight placed upon it.

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The verandah – Origins of the great Australian style

The verandah – Origins of the great Australian style

December 10, 2018

Just like backyard cricket, the ‘Hills Hoist’ clothesline and even the humble lamington - the verandah is an iconic feature of the Australian cultural landscape.

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The Perfect Chair

The Perfect Chair

December 10, 2018

For some reason, I am a large collector of chairs. We have more chairs than is necessary and for some reason, the obsession continues. We have dining chairs, vintage chairs, retro chairs and even a velvet steel framed chair.

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The D.I.Y. Parent

The D.I.Y. Parent

December 10, 2018

The D.I.Y. parent has come a long way in recent years, what with social media and new and improved hand tools, it has become a satisfying way to impress your kids and your kids friends even!

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Rust, it’s inevitable...

Rust, it’s inevitable…

December 10, 2018

No matter where you live rust will find its way onto any of your metal objects if not cleaned and managed diligently. Sometimes despite your best attempts, it will surface and slowly eat away at all manner of things particularly when they are constantly exposed to the elements such as bike tires.

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Roofing – What style should you choose?

Roofing – What style should you choose?

December 10, 2018

When building a home, we often focus on the walls and exterior ‘skin’ of our building and give little or no thought to an underestimated feature of your structure, the roof. We understand it protects us from the elements, wind/rain/sun, etc.

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