Cutting, Using and Buying Timber Salvaged From a Bushfire Area: Tips to Consider

If a bushfire has burnt around your home, you may be looking at the destruction, wondering if there is someway you can salvage some of the remaining timber and use it for firewood, building or other uses. Generally, it is possible to salvage timber from burnt forests, but there are several legal, ecological and logistical issues you should keep in mind. Whether you ultimately decide to salvage your own timber from one of these areas or buy timber from a company like Hayter's Timber & Paving, here are some tips to keep in mind. [Read More]

What Makes Good Architecture Good? Three Ways To Spot A Great Building

A lot of people have written about architecture over the course of human history, but the earliest surviving text we have on the subject is called De architectura. It was written by a man named Vitruvius, an Ancient Roman architect and civil engineer whose work founded what is a thriving field to this day. Perhaps his most famous quote is one cited in architectural study the world over: A well building hath three conditions: firmness, commodity and delight. [Read More]

Four Signs Tilt Up Panels Are Right for Your Home

Tilt up panels were long in the domain of office buildings, shops and other commercial spaces, but many builders are now using tilt up panels in residential construction. If you are building a new home, you may be wondering if tilt up panels are right for you. Here are a few signs that they are: 1. You want concrete walls. Tilt up panels are concrete walls. Many people love their insulating properties and their built-in strength. [Read More]

Home improvement tips | 3 great upgrades to you should definitely try

Your home speaks a lot about your personality and character. That is why it needs to be at its best at all times. Improving your living space does not only increase luxury and comfort, but it also boosts your real estate value. So if you are looking to upgrade your home into something better, below are some interesting upgrades you could consider. Upgrade the electrical system With increasing technological innovation, you can now employ smart solutions in your home's electrical system. [Read More]