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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.


Why You Should Pick Sliding Doors for Your Built-in Wardrobes

26 February 2015
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Are you choosing a design for your built-in wardrobes, but can't decide on the type of doors? The two main choices are those that open up or simply slide to the side. To make the right choice, you should find out more about some of the advantages of sliding doors. By doing so you might discover that they are a great match for your requirements. Here are a few reasons why sliding doors are advantageous: Read More …

World Plumbing Day: Celebrating the Best of the Best

3 February 2015
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

There are certain industry celebrations that are known all over the world, and yet there are a number of lower key awards that congratulate industries that might have a greater bearing on your day to day life. World Plumbing Day is celebrated in March of each year and the occasion is used to celebrate the best of the best in the world of commercial plumbing. A highlight of Australian World Plumbing Day is a competition between plumbing apprentices, allowing them to demonstrate their skill and speed in accomplishing a number of commercial plumbing tasks, perhaps meaning that they will go on to represent Australia at the WorldSkills competition, held every two years. Read More …

Buying Basics For New Motorhomes

23 January 2015
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

A motorhome is a significant financial investment so it is important for the buyer to be well-informed about the variable aspects. There are different vehicles in the market designed for the purpose of accommodation but like a residential building, not every model is suitable for the needs of the buyer. There is no definitive formula to apply during selection and even the first-rate products are not universally appropriate. When purchasing your new motorhome, consider these factors to ascertain that the ultimate choice made is the best for you and your family. Read More …

Designing Patios To Cater For People With Disabilities

3 December 2014
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Patios are a great way to enjoy outside living, especially in Australia's temperate climate. Unfortunately, many predesigned patios are not particularly accessible to people with disabilities,  which is a shame because the fresh air and atmosphere of sitting in a patio is a benefit to everyone. Here are some design aspects that need to be kept in mind when designing a patio for people with disabilities. Ramps not stairs It is much easier for people with limited mobility to navigate ramps rather than stairs. Read More …

3 Surprising Places Where Asbestos Can Hide Around Your Home

18 November 2014
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

About a third of all Australian homes contain asbestos, and if your home was built before the mid-1980s, yours is probably one of them. Many people think of asbestos as an insulating fibre that hides inside your walls, but it can be hiding out in the open, too. If you plan on doing renovations, you need to be aware of these three surprising places this dangerous material could be hiding.  Read More …