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Designs, Inspiration, Advice and More from Contractors

Hi, my name is Amber, and I have worked alongside of contractors for years. I ran the sales department of a contracting firm, I bought my own house and hired multiple contractors to help with projects, and I am an amateur researcher of all things related to contracting. If you are thinking about a home or commercial repair or refurbishment, this blog is for you. It has designs, inspiration and advice that I have picked up from my close relationships with contractors over the year. I hope these posts illuminate your next project and help you decide which direction to take your home or business.

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Designs, Inspiration, Advice and More from Contractors


How Does It Work? | Understanding Gas Ducted Heating

You have most likely heard about gas ducted heating systems and wondered how they work and whether they can work for your home. Well, in this article, get the low down on what a gas ducted system is, how it works, and how you can configure one to meet your personal heating requirements at home. The heating system infrastructure The infrastructure of a gas ducted heating system is similar to that of other ducted air conditioning systems.

Renters: Five Ways to Make Your Windows More Secure Without Making Permanent Modifications

Making your windows more secure can involve replacing the glass, adding metal bars or making other permanent changes to your windows. However, if you are a renter and not allowed to make permanent changes to your windows, none of these security options are viable. Luckily, there are things you can do to secure your windows without modifying them or using tools at all: 1. Add window security film If you want an extra layer of security on your windows, consider adding a layer of window security film.

Things to Ask Yourself Prior to a Skip Bin Rental

If you are contemplating a large job such as a renovation, clean-up or move, you will likely need to rent a skip bin, which is a large waste container available in multiple sizes to match your needs. If you have never rented a skip bin before, here are some important questions to ask yourself to ensure that you get exactly what you need. Where Can You Put the Skip Bin?

Frequently Asked Questions About Solid Timber Doors

Solid timber doors are made of real wood without any composite material, which can provide buyers with advantages over other types of doors made from aluminium, vinyl or composite wood. If you're thinking about making an investment in solid timber doors, here are the answers to some commonly asked questions to give you all the information you need to make a sound decision. What Sound Benefits Do These Doors Provide? -- Solid timber doors are thick and don't have a hollow core like in composite wood, fake wood and other wood by-product doors.

Comparing Floating Flooring And Traditional Flooring

Many homeowners feel that having wooden flooring in their home is a desirable feature. Wooden floors can help the whole property to have a warm and cosy feeling. Two of the most popular ways to get wooden flooring is using the traditional way, which involves securing boards to the joists or using a newer way, known as floating floorboards. This type of flooring is not secured to the joists; instead it is secured to a sub base that provides strength to the floor in a number of ways.

5 Design Features You Must Have In Your Built-In Wardrobe

Wardrobes are great solutions when it comes to storing your clothing items in the bedroom or closet. Built-in wardrobes take this function a step further. That's because they are designed in line with the space available in your home to give you maximum storage. If you're planning on getting a built-in wardrobe, there are 5 features you must have if you're to enjoy convenient wardrobe storage. Read all about them below:

Things To Know Before You Hire A Removalist

If you are planning a move in the near future, and you're going to hire a removalist for the first time, there are some things you have to know before you make your selection. When you're armed with this information, you can ensure that your first experience will run smoothly, and that you will get all the services that these professionals can offer you. They Won't Move Anything Hazardous You may be surprised at what removalists consider 'hazardous,' because in some cases, it isn't something that you would normally associate as being dangerous.

Bushfire Safety: Are You Prepared?

Bushfires can be everyone's problem. It's not like a robber who can steal everything of value from a home and leave the neighbour's house untouched. If your neighbour has to deal with a bushfire, it's your problem too. Despite the fact that bushfires are a threat to many parts of Australia, many people simply aren't aware of what they need to do in the event of a bushfire. So what are some bushfire safety tips that you need to be aware of in order to keep you, your family, and your home safe?