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3 Of The World’s Most Iconic Timber Frame Structures

The advantages of using timber frames in building and construction have been well rehearsed on this very blog. Timber comes from a clean, renewable source, it is not expensive, easy to transport, malleable; the list goes on. But one reason that timber is not ideal to every type of structure is that it does present some design challenges. While it certainly can be used to create gorgeous buildings…

Address to LIAV Industry Night, 22 June 2017, Holmesglen TAFE (Barrie O’Shea)

Thanks for having me here tonight.  Great to see so many of you after we’ve all done a hard day’s work.

Thank you to Megan and the Committee for making us a Bronze Sponsor.  We thoroughly enjoy dealing with landscapers as every project is more creative.

A some of you know, I am getting on a bit in age.  I asked a mate of mine of a similar age the other day: At our ag…

3 Important But Often Overlooked Construction Safety Tips

With the many rules and regulations here in Australia, maintaining a safe worksite is a legal requirement. You’ve likely got strict protocols in the way work is conducted to ensure that safety is the number one priority at all times. But there are a few aspects of worksite safety that can be overlooked and forgotten.
We’ve compiled a few tips to ensure your workers as well as…

What You Need to Think About when Building a Deck

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There’s nothing quite like having your own deck. Particularly in the summer months, it’s great to be able to sit out on your deck on the weekends and cook up a barbeque or just enjoy time with the family.  It has become a popular project for a lot of Aussies out there to build their own deck, and while it’s certainly something you can get done right if you put your mind to it, there is…

4 Maintenance Tips for Weatherboard Cladding

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Weatherboard Cladding makes a very stylish, atheistically pleasing addition to the exterior of your home. However, weatherboard cladding also has practical purposes too. If used correctly, it can contribute to insulation and also acts as a protection to exposed walls. Regardless of its purposes, it’s important to keep it well maintained and in good health, as it goes with most aspects of your…

Matching Timber Flooring With Elements Of Your Room

There are a lot of factors that go into decorating your home’s interior and giving it a comfortable, homely atmosphere. Without any doubt, the colour scheme that you use in a room plays a large role in creating some coherence, which is why it’s so important to select appropriate paint colours that work well together. Matching these colours up with other elements of a room is also an important…

How To Save Money on Building Projects

Building or renovating can be very expensive at the best of times, so any savings that you can make on these large projects are a real blessing. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to save a few bucks, provided you’re ready to do a little research and invest a little bit more time into it.
This article will discuss just a couple of the ways you can do just that when building or…

Learn How to Polish Your Timber Floors in Time for Your Christmas Party

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We all love to decorate our homes during the normal months of the year, so when Christmas comes around it is always a point of pride to make the old house looking at its best for your guests before the party begins. Most people like to put up the decorations with the tree and add a little magic to their house, but have you thought about polishing your timber floors to bring that added…

The Main Benefits of Using Wood in Your Home

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Human beings have relied and continue to rely on the use of wood to create any number of things throughout our history. Today, it is used in the construction of furniture, various tools, paper, boats and yachts, to name a few. But its main, principal use is in building and construction, predominately in residential homes. There are many factors that make it such a good choice as a building…

Different Wood Flooring Options And Their Advantages

There are a wide variety of flooring options on the market; if you’ve gone through the experience of building your own home or renovating, no doubt you are aware of this! The first choice is whether you want stone, tiled or wooden flooring, and within each of those categories, there are many more options. Today we’re going to talk about some of the options for wood flooring and why they may…

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