The Top Landscaping Trends for 2017

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Landscaping and garden trends come and go, just the same as any other design trend. While in 2016 gardens were boldly minimalist and featured metallic and polished surfaces, in 2017 we’re moving towards a more earthy design and feel, with natural materials, outdoor living areas, and edible gardens. (more…)

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Things to Consider Before Renovating Your Home

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Renovating your home can drastically increase its livability, environmental sustainability, aesthetic appeal, and (most importantly) value. With careful planning and good design, you can renovate your home so that it provides many benefits for you and your family. Even if you are only considering renovating your home for small upgrades or repairs, there are a number of different considerations you need to take into account when making decisions regarding your renovation strategy. (more…)

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The 8 Most Powerful Female Engineers of 2016

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In modern society, engineering has played a huge part in the way we go about our daily lives. Electricity, phones, computers, running water, the internet; engineers and scientists have all made these conveniences possible and accessible for us. Unfortunately, throughout history, women have faced many barriers in regards to entering the engineering industry, such as a lack of education, gender bias, and financial independence issues. However, over time, these barriers have started to weaken. Although some people will say that not enough has been done to welcome women into the world of engineering, this certainly hasn’t stopped many female engineers pursuing their passion and contributing immensely to the field. (more…)

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What to Do If Your House Gets Flooded

Whether caused by a flooding river, a burst water pipe, tidal influences, or a storm, water can cause extensive damage to your home, contents and other assets. Each year, floods cost Australians around $400 million, with the main cause being the flooding of rivers and drainage systems, exceptionally heavy rains, and storm surges caused by tropical cyclones. (more…)

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What Strata Owners Can Do to Reduce Storm Damage to Apartments

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Do you know what to do if your strata property is damaged in a storm? The damage storms can do to an apartment can be very costly and repairing the damage may take weeks to complete. This could leave you without a home or one that’s not convenient to live in while the repairs are being done. But luckily there are things you can to prevent storm damage, such as waterproofing your apartments. (more…)

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