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  • The Supreme I30: Sneddon’s Package Offer

    It’s suddenly getting cold in Melbourne and it’s time to get serious about Winter. A lot of older houses have a fireplace which isn’t in use. An open fire can be lovely, but if you have pets, young children or don’t want to devote the time each evening to lighting and tending a fire, inserting a Balanced Flue fireplace into the gap could be your perfect option!   And we’ve put together the perfect package to see you right- before Winter really sets in. The Supreme I30 is a Balanced Flue fireplace designed as an insert into existing fireplaces, featuring...

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  • Choosing a Green Builder- What Questions to Ask

    When you’re looking to build or renovate your home in a sustainable manner, choosing a builder becomes especially important. Because the word ‘green’ is open to interpretation before you begin you need to have some healthy conversation about expectations and outcomes- and make sure this is reflected in all of your documentation and contracting.     Background Research Know what your goals are and how you want these to be met. Having an understanding of green building codes will really help you to make a good decision. Knowing your materials is really important- have an idea of what you’d like...

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  • Woods for Interiors- Arakaria

    Timber is one of the most popular building materials in the home and for good reason – it’s strong, durable and attractive. However, timber can also pose an environmental liability if it is taken from the wrong source. Sustainable management of forests and plantations is the only efficient way to meet our demand for wood. Sustainable timber is timber that has been harvested in an ecologically responsible way. Sustainable timber can be either softwood or hardwood, and it is available in a huge range of species.  Bamboo (technically a grass) is classed as a sustainable hardwood because it grows very...

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  • Surviving a Renovation- How to Deal with Dust

    Anyone who has been through a renovation knows that the seemingly smallest problem will always be the biggest. And there’s no escaping it. Dust. If you’re going to have your home or investment property renovated there are a few things that you should do before the renovators get there to ensure that your valuable fixtures, fittings and  furnishings don’t get ruined. Dealing with dust can often feel like a losing battle. But following these steps before you begin can make things easier.   Make a ‘Safe Room’ Remove and put into storage any soft furnishings that you can. If there...

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  • Green Design- New Trends

    Green design is an exciting area with many enthusiasts who are constantly innovating. Materials are in a constant state of development- with classic materials also being rediscovered and prized for their sustainable qualities.
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