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10 Amazing Benefits of Using Colorbond Roofs

Colorbond roofs are steel-coated roofing material manufactured by Bluescope Steel. With over 50 years since the first production, Colorbond is a proven provider for roofing material in Australia. Colorbond boasts over five decades of testing and improvement in Australia’s harshest conditions, making it more than just your basic corrugated metal roof! Why Colorbond is the […]

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Does Colorbond Fade? 7 Clever Colorbond Roof Maintenance Tips

The simple answer to the question, “Does Colorbond fade?” is yes. Eventually, it does. But it’s still more colourfast than most of the other roofing materials available. And thankfully, there are things you can do to reduce how much your Colorbond roof fades. How To Maintain Your Colorbond Roof The roof is one of the […]

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How To Paint a Roof

Many of the problems homeowners are likely to experience with their roofs can be handled by an experienced handyman. The most common issues that arise with roofs are: leaks, surface corrosion, peeling roof paint, mould, and the seams coming apart. Roof painting is a simple and effective way of maintaining your roof. Did you know […]

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5 Surprising Advantages of Tiny Houses In Australia

Imagine trying to fit an entire home into a building with less than 40sq/m of internal floor space –  approximately the size of one or two typical Australian bedrooms. Would you do it? Because more and more people around the world are doing it, including in Australia, provided they can get past the red tape. […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Install LED Downlights in Halogen Fittings

You’ve finally seen the light. Like millions of other like-minded electricity consumers, you have come to the conclusion that the best way to conserve energy, save on electricity bills and maintenance costs is to adopt LED technology. Your newly purchased bulbs signal that big plans are afoot and you can’t wait to install LED downlights […]

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4 Surefire Ways to Update Your Home for Autumn

In many parts of Australia, Autumn is a season of colour and warmth. A time for hot tea, cosy slippers and old-school family bonfires. A little rain and a chilly breeze make it an excellent time to shelter inside and enjoy the hues of gold, red and chocolate. Gardens stand tall with fruit trees, and […]

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What is the Difference Between LED and Halogen Downlights?

The similarities and distinctions between LED and halogen downlights boil down to how they get the job done. One employs incandescence (heats a filament to emit light) while the other one utilises electroluminescence (uses voltage to produce light). It’s easy to confuse the two because they are both mounted in the ceiling cavity, can cast […]

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How to Change Halogen Downlights to LED

Making the switch from halogen downlights to LED is a wise move. By replacing 10 halogen light bulbs with LEDs an average household can expect to save around AU$650 over 10 years on their electricity bill. LED technology will lower your electricity bill and maintenance costs because it uses very little energy to run effectively. […]

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