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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.


3 Must-Have Gutter Cleaning Tools for Residential Gutter Maintenance

9 October 2015
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Having a gutter is one of the ways people handle the water run-off from rainstorms. Gutters help to divert the run-off to a central area so you don't experience landscape washout around your home or plants. The key point to remember with having a gutter is that routine maintenance is necessary to avoid wood rot, blockages, and possible costly issues with your roof due to water damage and mould. For that routine cleaning, there are several must-have tools you should have in your arsenal. Read More …

Basics of Home Insulation

28 September 2015
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Insulation refers to any type of material that is able to effectively keep cold, unconditioned air from getting inside your home and conditioned indoor air from escaping to the outside. This is achieved by trapping air in the insulation material and preventing the in and out movement. Insulation saves on costs of energy for households annually. There are many different insulating materials that can be used to achieve air conditioning in your house and reduce energy costs over time. Read More …

How to Restump Your House Properly

10 September 2015
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Restumping is a process of replacing rotten or moving wooden and concrete stumps that form the house sub-floor. Many tenants and house owners spend their lifetime without undertaking this renovation, but in swampy and coastal areas, it is a common activity. The following is a guide to properly restumping your house: Choosing the right stumps – Most property owners choose wooden stumps because they are cheaper than concrete ones. If you choose wooden stumps, the Victorian red gum is a good choice since it is more resistant to termites and moisture. Read More …

Merits and Demerits of Split System Air Handlers

26 August 2015
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Air conditioning technology offers many solutions to the problems of heat during the warm season and cold during the cooler months. Most systems offer either of these two solutions, but the most preferable offer both. These dual air conditioning systems, also known as split systems, offer air conditioning solutions through specialised filtration units to improve not only the ambient temperatures, but also the air quality. Merits of split system air handlers Read More …

Brilliant Budget Bathrooms | 3 Small-Budget Bathroom Renovation Ideas with Big Pay-Offs

14 August 2015
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

With the average cost of bathroom renovations hovering between $15,500 and $16,000, it's not always possible to give your outdated bathroom a major overhaul. But just because you don't have the big bucks to spare doesn't mean you have to live with a timeworn bathroom. Smart changes can transform the look of an old bathroom without costing you a fortune. Here are some small-budget bathroom remodeling ideas with big payoffs for the intelligent homeowner: Read More …