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How to Spot Dodgy Cladding

It’s always exciting when you’re house-hunting and one of the most exciting aspects is finding a property that’s on at a bargain price. There may be a reason for that attractive asking price, though, because there may be some defects or issues. Some of those issues may be hiding in plain sight, like poorly-installed or […]

Choosing the Right Lightweight Cladding for Your Home

Australian houses have been using weatherboards – or cladding – since the first Europeans started to build them. It’s a classic look, with homes from the smallest shacks to the largest mansion sporting it. Thankfully, the materials used for cladding have developed and improved in recent decades, with some needing very little maintenance while still […]

Maroochydore CBD Opening Soon

The streets of Sunshine Coast’s newest city centre will be thrown open to the public very soon as work on Maroochydore’s City Centre presses ahead. SunCentral’s CEO John Knaggs said he also expects the first commercial buildings to be under construction later this year, too. SunCentral came to a joint venture deal in 2017 to […]

A Welcoming Feel to Aura

Sunshine Coast’s newest city is welcoming new families in at a rate of around ten each week, according to Ben Simpson, Sunshine Coast manager for Aura developer Stockland. The development has sold 1,000 home sites since lots first went on sale in April 2016 and demand is still very strong. First home buyers flocking to […]

The Next Phase of Aura Gets Underway

The next phase of the Sunshine Coast’s newest city is underway! Stockland’s Aura project in Caloundra South is moving forwards, with 100 residential lots soon to be released to buyers as the first stage of the city’s Central Precinct. This Central Precinct is just a few minutes south of Caloundra South’s suburb, Baringa. This region […]

New Story Reveals its First 3D Printed Home

San Francisco-based not-for-profit New Story has recently revealed its first 3D-printed home. The cement home, in Austin, Texas, is the first of many houses that New Story will print in partnership with building innovators ICON in a bid to end the homelessness and insecure housing affecting 1 billion of the world’s population. A tall order […]

Things to Look for in Your Rendering Company

First of all, you shouldn’t try to do your own rendering or plastering, no matter how good you think you’ll be. Rendering is a highly-skilled job which has its own techniques, tools and even scaffolding, so you need a professional. Here’s what to look for in your ideal rendering company. It’ll have great reviews Not […]

Why Rendering is the Ideal Exterior Solution

You can choose pretty much any exterior surface you want nowadays, from aluminium cladding to old-fashioned bricks, but many people are choosing cement rendering due to, among other factors, its versatility. It also works for interior rendering, but it’s outside that it comes into its own – it’s cost-effective and comes in different colours for […]

How Often Should You Paint Your Home?

The exterior of your house tells a story to everyone passing by. A house in good repair isn’t always easy to see, as a lot of the signs are inside. The exterior, on the other hand, tells it loud and proud (or not, as the case may be). It’s important to maintain your external paint […]

When Does Your Exterior Need Re-rendering?

Good-quality render is very durable indeed; in fact, you can expect it to last for at least 20 years, maybe even 40 or more. In Europe and the UK there are some buildings with centuries-old render still clinging to the walls… However, eventually, due to the action of sun, rain, winds and general wear and […]