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Dulux Colour Forecast 2019

When the world is so busy and the influences so many, how do we filter out the noise and focus on what matters? The Dulux Colour Forecast 2019 is all about creating your happy place and living your best life, it’s about more than colour, it helps bring trends to life in your home through…

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Doors: the finishing touch to every home

A great deal of time, effort and attention to detail goes into building or renovating a home, not to mention money. When it comes to the finishing touches, like doors, it pays to take a little extra time to consider how influential door design and form can be to the overall look, feel and functionality…

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Finding & engaging a design consultant

Design assistance and technical advice can be provided in many different ways by a range of consultants. It will depend on your experience, capacity and/or desire to manage the work yourself as well as your budget. The extent of the work, the complexity of the build, the level of detail you require in the documentation…

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5 Specialist trades you can’t do without

5 Specialist trades you can’t do without when renovating: it’s the law! Thinking of renovating? You will quickly discover that you will be calling a variety of trades your new best friends. Depending on the nature and extent of your project, cabinetmakers, tilers, plasterers, painters, glaziers and bricklayers will all play a role. But do…

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10 Questions to ask your tradie

10 Questions to ask your tradie before you say “YES”! How do you know if the tradesperson who shows up on your front door or calls you back, is the right person for the job? How can you tell the good from the bad?  Should you simply be grateful that they showed up and claim…

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Female property developers

As a young female leading a property development company, in a male dominated industry, I am passionate about encouraging other women to step into their power. I work for View Bank Homes a family owned and operated business, started by my parents in the nineties. We develop land and build housing estates predominately in Melbourne’s…

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Renovating? Be asbestos aware!

Many of us enjoy home renovating – taking what’s old and tired and giving it a new lease on life, but not all of us are aware of a silent and potentially deadly risk… asbestos. A naturally occurring fibrous mineral, asbestos was used extensively in Australia from the mid-1940’s to the late 80’s. Its versatility…

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Building vs Buying: What’s best for you?

For most of us, property tends to be the single largest investment we make in our lives. So, should you buy land and build your home from scratch, or buy an established property? Unfortunately, there really is no right or wrong answer to this question. Only you can make the decision based on your lifestyle…

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Something for everyone

How time flies; we can’t believe we are already in May! Last month saw us showcase our Toolkits at the 2018 HIA Home Show in Melbourne and what a fabulous response we had. We walked away from four very long days with a few powerful key insights:   Something new: Feedback from visitors and exhibitors…

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Mirror Mirror on the wall: Who is the smartest of them all?

When German chemist Justus von Liebig developed a process in 1835 for applying a thin layer of metallic silver to one side of a pane of clear glass, he created what we today know as the modern-day mirror. Ground-breaking for his time his method finally allowed for the mass production of what would soon become…

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