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Clematis Home Extension – Part 3

Stage 3: Lock Up (External Cladding) Welcome back to our blog series on the home extension we completed in Clematis, Victoria. Today we're focusing on the "lock up" stage. This is an exciting stage of any renovation or extension for both the home owner and the builder! What is cladding? Cladding is "the application of one matieral over another [...]

By | May 16th, 2018|Builder, Extension, Renovation|0 Comments

Clematis Home Extension – Part 1

We had a busy end to 2017, finishing off a 42sqm home extension in the gorgeous hills of Mount Dandenong in Clematis. 2018 started just as busy so didn't have a chance to be blogging but we're back online now! We've got loads of ideas to share with you this year, and today we're going to blog [...]

By | March 25th, 2018|Builder, Extension, Renovation|0 Comments

3 types of feature screens for your backyard

Adding a "feature screen" to your outdoor area is not only innovative and decorative, but it provides you with a very functional purpose. Having a screen built in your outdoor area can provide you with many benefits. Benefits of a feature privacy screen include: "hiding" a garden shed; "concealing pool equipment & pipes; providing privacy [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|Builder, General Carpentry, Screen, Timber|0 Comments

Tips for designing your outdoor space

Adding an outdoor space to your home is one of the most popular renovations people in Australia do, as it allows you to enjoy the great outdoors all-year round. However, there are a few things to take into consideration when designing your new space to ensure it is not only functional but complimentary to your existing home. [...]

By | August 2nd, 2017|Builder, Decking, Pergola, Timber, Uncategorized, Verandah|0 Comments

The difference between hardwood & softwood timbers

You may have heard the terms "hardwood" and "softwood" when speaking of timber, however the difference is not as straightforward as it may sound. The terms "hardwood" and "softwood" do not indicate the softness or hardness of particular timbers. There are hardwoods that are softer and lighter than softwoods. The differences between the timbers relates [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Builder, Timber|0 Comments

What is Composite Decking?

Composite Decking is decking boards made out of recycled products including: recycled timber fibres recycled plastics natural minerals; and polymer resins. There are various brands of composite decking available for you to use in your new decking. These include: Modwood EKO Decking Tech Wood Plastic Timber Future Wood; and Next Gen Decking Advantages of Composite Decking the decking [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|Builder, Decking|0 Comments

Do you know what a BAL rating is?

If you've live in the suburbs surrounded by open landscapes and are interested in building a new outdoor structure or extend or renovating your home... your builder may ask "do you have a BAL rating"? For most people, they've never heard of this before. What is a BAL rating? A "BAL" rating stands for Bushfire Attack [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Builder, General Carpentry|0 Comments