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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

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

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

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…

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?

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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Protecting Your New Landscape

December 10, 2018

One of the best things about a typical Australian suburban street is no one house looks the same. My street in particular has houses that range from the 1800’s all the way till present.

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Prefab Homes – housing of the future

December 10, 2018

Prefabricated homes, affectionately known as ‘prefab homes’, is an architectural and building ingenuity that favours assembly as opposed to construction.

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How your plants can improve your lifestyle

December 10, 2018

Traditionally there are people who are green thumbs and those that aren’t. Those that aren’t, desire a maintenance free landscape with paved, or hard, surfaces that require no additional upkeep and keep costs to a minimum.

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Lime Wash – Bringing the Mediterranean to your home

December 10, 2018

If you have ever travelled throughout the Mediterranean, you will notice the soft weathered patina finishes on the exteriors and interiors of the buildings.

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