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Bush fire protection for your new home

During summer the risk of bush fires drastically increases. Even if you don’t live in a high risk area it is always a good idea to protect your home from potential damage. Please have a read of the following Australian bush fire protection advice for your home: 1. Check if all of your fire alarms… Read more »

Plants that repel mosquitoes

In summer we Aussies are renowned for our barbecues, especially with Australia Day coming up! Unfortunately, this outside tradition comes with a downside of flies and mosquitoes. Here are some plants that repel mosquitoes (or so we’ve been told!) 1. Lemongrass- Apparently they don’t like the citrus scent! As an added bonus you can add… Read more »

5 tips for a low maintenance garden

1. Pick the best plants for your garden This is very important for the upkeep and cost of maintaining your garden. Not only is it important to choose plants that look good, plants must also be suitable for the elements in which they are exposed to whether it is sun, shade, or rain. 2. Use… Read more »

The benefits of solar power

Want to reduce you electricity bill by up to $800 a year? It’s simple; all you have to do is install a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System in your home today. Not only will you be saving money, but you will also be contributing to reducing greenhouse gas emission, which in turn will improve Australia’s carbon… Read more »

Rainwater tanks

Rainwater tanks are used to collect and store rainwater runoff typically from rooftops. Rainwater tanks are installed to store rainwater for later use and to reduce the mains water use for economic and environmental reasons. Stored water may be used for watering gardens, agriculture, flushing toilets, in washing machines and to wash cars. Below are… Read more »

What is greywater?

Grey water is the waste water stream from all sources other than the toilet and kitchen because this water contains sewage, oil, fats and food scraps which will not break down easily and will cause blockage in filters and pipes. Most houses can easily re-use Greywater from their laundry’s and bathrooms to water the garden…. Read more »