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Cremate your crap.

Aden Moxon - Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Incineration toilets are designed to turn your biological waste to completely bacteria-free ashes. They are safe and simple to use and require no water, plumbing or a major reno to install! You might be curious as to how one of these work. They look exactly like a regular toilet, but withou .. read more

Cronulla Granny Flat

Aden Moxon - Friday, April 05, 2019
Granny flats are a far cry from the converted fibro shed they once used to be. One of the benefits of building a granny flat is simply the smaller size means you can afford all the luxurious finishes. Granny flats are popular for housing senior family members, a home base for grey noma .. read more

Tips to keep your home cool in NSW!

Aden Moxon - Monday, March 04, 2019
Image shown: Our Bronte renovation, Sydney NSW As we head into Autumn in Sydney, the days are still heading into 30ºC+ and by now you probably wish you'd thought more about the construction of your home and what you could have done to keep it cooler without blowing the budget on aircon! If  .. read more

Choosing Your Timber Floor

Aden Moxon - Friday, February 22, 2019
There’s much to love about timber floors. Beautiful, easy to clean, healthy, durable - but with so many different styles and species on offer, it can be difficult to choose just which one is right for you. The main species used on indoor floors in Australian homes is Spotted Gum, Tasmanian  .. read more

Outdoor Lighting - Getting it Right

Aden Moxon - Thursday, December 27, 2018
Getting your lighting right outside is just as important as it is indoors. Lights can bring your outdoors to life, highlight certain features and add an element of safety. For spaces that have multiple uses, consider light layering: Ambient - ceiling, spotlight, se .. read more

What is Heritage?

Aden Moxon - Friday, December 21, 2018
Heritage is what we inherit, but more specifically what we retain of this inheritance. The cultural significance of a home or building is based on its aesthetic, historic, scientific, social or spiritual value for past, present or future generations. Understanding what is meant by value .. read more

Solar Roofing Tiles

Aden Moxon - Thursday, December 06, 2018
As they say, the greatest ideas are often the simplest. With one of the biggest average home sizes in the world, and bucket loads of sun, it makes sense to turn Australia's roofs into giant solar generating machines. An Australian company, the award winning Tractile has spent the past  .. read more

Waterproofing Your Bathroom

Aden Moxon - Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Waterproofing a bathroom involves installing a waterproof barrier around the walls and floor in your bathroom to protect the structure of the house from moisture which, if not done properly, can ultimately lead to the structural rot and disastrous consequences. There are waterproofing  .. read more

The Shrinking Aussie Dream

Aden Moxon - Friday, September 21, 2018
Australian houses have been distinguished for much of this century by being the largest in the world. Interestingly, though, this mantle has now shifted elsewhere. The average size of a new-build free-standing home in Australia peaked in 2009 at 247m2 and has now shrunk to 231m2. The United  .. read more

Cladding vs Brick - which is better?

Aden Moxon - Friday, September 14, 2018
Brick or cladding – which building material is better? It really depends on the architecture and location of your home and weighing up the pros and cons of each. - Brick pros: robust, fire resistant, easy to clean, abundant, can use recycled - Brick cons: may not provide suffic .. read more