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Scientists have developed transparent wood to replace glass

Jun 21, 2017 · Rob Schneider

Researchers in the United States and Sweden have created transparent wood, which is a stronger material than glass.

Sustainability

How to build with secondhand building materials

May 11, 2017 · Rob Schneider

There is no reason for old materials to end up in landfills when they could be used in building projects around the house.

Sustainability

How to build a cyclone proof house

Apr 13, 2017 · Rob Schneider

A truly cyclone proof house will be built from the ground up to withstand cyclonic winds, rain and turbulence.


Top 10 of the World's Most Unusual Hotels

Apr 10, 2017 · Craig Gibson

Find inspiration for your next renovation from some of the world’s most unusual hotels.


Using Australian timbers for building

Mar 2, 2017 · Rob Schneider

Here is what you need to know about using Australian timbers and wood for building.


Turn a garden shed into a She Shed

Feb 28, 2017 · Kat Tate

The ‘she shed’ is a private room in which to create, craft, meditate, workout, reflect, read, garden, or work.


How much does a builder cost?

Apr 20, 2017 · Craig Gibson

You don't need to itemise and price every detail of your building project to estimate your building costs. Here's how to find out what a builder is going to cost.

Renovation Costs

Construction robots can build a house

Dec 8, 2016 · Rob Schneider

Robots are now coming out of the factories and on to construction sites.


How to build a home that makes the most of its environment

Oct 7, 2016 · Rob Schneider

A sustainable home has both passive and active elements that make the most of the local environment.


5 essential tips for gaining DA approval

Mar 9, 2017 · Rob Schneider

These five essential tips for gaining DA approval will help ensure your development application is approved.

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