About Me
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 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 …

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 …