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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 …

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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 …

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Pergola vs Verandah – What is the difference?

What is the difference between a pergola and a verandah? A pergola is: A flat or pitched roofed structure (is open-aired, shade cloth roofing or shade batons) Can be attached to your home or built as a free-standing structure Can be built with treated pine or merbau timber A verandah is: A flat, pitched, double pitched or gable roof structure …

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What is a Registered Building Practitioner?

A Registered Building Practitioner is an individual who is registered with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) to carry out building works, both residentially and commercially. There are 9 categories of building practitioner registered through the VBA including: Residential Builders Commercial Builders Building Inspectors Building Surveyors Draftspersons Engineers Demolishers Quantity Surveyors Erectors or Supervisors of temporary structures All …

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What type of roofing is best for your pergola, carport or verandah?

Adding a pergola, carport or verandah to your home, can add additional space and increase the overall value of your property. To ensure you create a space that meets the needs of your lifestyle, there are some common questions for you to consider: What materials and colours will compliment my existing home How much sun/ …

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