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Doug's Home and Garden Development Blog

Hello, my name is Doug and in this is my home and garden development blog. On this blog, I will be passing on everything I have learnt about designing, building and maintaining your dream home and garden. And believe me, I know a lot. I am not a professional contractor, but I have spent the last 2 years working with a range of different contractors to develop my home and garden. The guys have done a fantastic job and I am really pleased with the results they have generated. I hope you find this blog useful and enjoyable to read.


What You Should Know About Rendering

5 December 2015
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you wish to transform or upgrade the look on your walls, rendering is an affordable solution that is destined to not only make your walls look great but also make them more water-tight and durable. Rendering is a method of applying render to walls. Render is a thick coating consisting of a cement mixture that is applied to structural walls. Based on your preference, the applied render can be smooth or coarse, colored or painted. Read More …

A Few Reasons Why You Should Install Window Shutters

28 November 2015
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

When it comes to window treatments, shutters are quite popular among most homeowners. This is because of the benefits that come with having shutters rather than blinds or shades or any other window treatment. Here are some of those benefits: Energy saving Putting shutters over the interior side of your windows acts like a thermostat of sorts for your rooms. For instance, large windows or single pane windows are designed to facilitate temperature control in a room by releasing heat during winter and cool air during the summer. Read More …

The Future of Self Storage: What Does It Have (in Store) for You?

13 November 2015
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

The self storage business model has not changed much over the decades. You rent a space that resembles a residential garage, store your items inside, and that's that. Much like any industry, self storage is slowly changing, although the changes are not all that obvious. What will the future bring for the concept of self storage? And how will it affect how you store your possessions? Less Space Self storage units in Australia are around 80% to 90% full—which is rather close to capacity. Read More …

Why Is Your Air Conditioner Not Blowing Cold Air Anymore?

30 October 2015
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

When it comes to air conditioners, there are lots of different things that could go wrong and cause your air conditioning unit to no longer work as initially designed. This is why most people prefer to call up professional air conditioning repair services and have them fix the unit at a cost. However, there are some minor issues that could cause your unit to malfunction; problems that you can check yourself and avoid having to pay for a repair service. Read More …

Choosing The Right Ground Sheet And Flooring For Your Caravan Awning

22 October 2015
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Choosing the right groundsheet and flooring for your awning isn't quite as simple as it sounds. A number of different options exist, each with their own pros and cons. Some options are also banned at various camp sites and caravan parks, so it's important to take your travelling habits into account before you choose your awning flooring. Traditional ground sheets There ground sheets can be bought either in fixed sizes or cut to fit your awning and are generally composed of PVC or polyethylene. Read More …