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Hardwood Timber Decking

Hardwood Timber Decking

… The trees that hardwood is harvested from grow much slower than those used to harvest softwood. This means that the hardwood timber is a lot denser and more durable. This natural durability means that hardwood products require a lot less maintenance and generally last longer than their softwood counterparts, making them the ideal choice for a deck which will need to stand up not only against nature, but general wear and tear. The durability of the hardwood timber will depend on the type of …



Decking Tips From the Experts

Decking Tips From the Experts

… When it comes upgrading your outdoor area, installing a deck is a relatively quick and cost effective way to create a beautiful but hardwearing area for entertaining. Decking not only adds value to a home, it’s easy to care for and will help to increase the amount of usable space within a garden. Made from timber, decking is natural element that injects warmth into an outdoor area while looking elegant and remaining timeless. At House of Home we love everything about using timber in the home, …



Decking

Decking

… Timber decks are becoming more and more popular in Australian homes. Having an attractive and well-designed deck makes for a magnificent entertaining area ideal for BBQs, dinner parties or simply just a place to relax and spend time with the family. One of the most important factors that needs to be taken into consideration when designing and purchasing your deck is the type of material used. Decking timbers can be separated into three categories, Hardwoods, Softwoods and Composites. …



Composite Decking

Composite Decking

… Composite timber is a mixture of wood fibers, plastic and a binding agent, which are engineered to form planks and boards. These ingredients when combined can form a material that is often denser, heavier and stronger than natural timber. Composite timber is becoming an increasingly popular choice when it comes to decking due to a number of advantages it possesses over standard softwood and hardwood timbers. The engineered timber comes from the manufacturer as a finished product and there …



Spotted Gum Decking

Spotted Gum Decking

… Your outdoor living space can really make a home. We've recently been through a landscaping project to update our garden and create some usable outdoor entertaining space. We learnt a lot from the project, but one of the key things was about choosing wood, and more specifically, decking wood. Early in our planning stage we identified that our choice of wood would affect: The look of the deck and garden The ongoing upkeep required And possibly more importantly the longevity of the deck. …



Softwood Timber Decking

Softwood Timber Decking

… Soft Timbers are sourced from conifer trees, which feature needle shaped leaves as opposed to the broad and large leaves of hard timbered trees. Softwood trees have open cells much like the pores of the skin, which act like conduits to provide the tree with nutrients and water. This acts in two ways for the timber; it naturally causes the timber to be softer, but conversely, it also enables it to easily absorb finishes and adhesives making it much easier to treat when compared to hardwood. …



A Guide To Low Toxicity Sealants for Your Home

A Guide To Low Toxicity Sealants for Your Home

… This article has been kindly supplied by our friends at Green Similar to paint, sealants range from high to low toxicity. Natasha Palich guides you through the healthier options for finishing floors, windows and decks. The finished surfaces within a house are exposed to significant wear and tear from everyday use, so the durability of the products used to seal these surfaces is an important consideration. However, it is just as …



Create an Outdoor BBQ Area

Create an Outdoor BBQ Area

… How To Create an Outdoor BBQ Space The backyard BBQ is a classic part of Australian life- and there’s no better way to enjoy a beautiful Summer evening than to be able to invite friends around to enjoy a meal outdoors. Creating a welcoming space to host guests in and one that’s also safe for children is a great way to use your outdoor area but one that requires some well planned exterior design. Image via James Russel Architect The BBQ First consider where you will …



Sustainability Experts, EcoTimber Plus

Sustainability Experts, EcoTimber Plus

… Incorporating timber into your house doesn’t necessarily mean that your decision will result in the destruction of native or international forestry. Well now you can feel guilt free, thanks to advances in Eco manufacturing in the timber Industry, there are now several ways to have a beautiful timber featured home using environmentally friendly home-grown timber that won’t harm you or your pets with toxins. We spoke recently with Nick Schembri from EcoTimber Plus's about the advantages and …



Back Garden

Back Garden

… When renovating your back garden, think about how you want to use the back garden and if there are any limitations to the space you need to consider e.g. large trees, existing structures, council regulations etc. Once you’ve decided this, there are some things you might want to include in your back garden. Check out our tips and ideas below: Decking A deck can be a great addition to any back garden. Not only does it provide a space for outdoor furniture and a BBQ, it can provide a real focal …



Planning Your Outdoor Living Area

Planning Your Outdoor Living Area

… Turning a back garden, balcony, porch or other outdoor area of your home into a functional outdoor living space can be a satisfying undertaking. Following, are some factors to consider when you’re renovating your outdoor living space. We take you through steps on how to introduce colour, experiment with styles and embrace nature help create dream outdoor living space. Create Your Dream Outdoor Living Space Start with making a list. Write down ideally what you want to achieve for your outdoor …



Getting Ready for the Silly Season

Getting Ready for the Silly Season

… Christmas is in theory supposed to be about quality family time. But the truth of the matter is, it can be a hectic period made all the more stressful if you find yourself hosting the get together. So in anticipation of the hustle and bustle that is the silly season, we’ve listed some simple DIY ideas that might get your home ‘Christmas ready’. Festive Lighting You don’t have to win "Best Christmas Lights in Australia" to create a warm and convivial atmosphere in your home. Fairy lights in …



Tips For Styling Your Balcony or Small Garden Space

Tips For Styling Your Balcony or Small Garden Space

… Spring is in the air finally! And now it’s time to shrug off your winter coat and get ready to embrace the sunshine. What’s that? Your balcony or garden isn’t looking so chic? Well don’t get too stressed about it because House of Home is here to help! Think of your balcony or garden as an extension of your indoor space. You want to be able to move freely from one space to the other with comfort an ease. It may sound tricky, but even if you’re balcony is only a meter square, there is a way to …



Bespoke, Off Grid Country Home

Bespoke, Off Grid Country Home

… As you drive along the road to Stanley, a little township in North-East Victoria, the windy bends matched with the stunning landscape of quintessential country Victoria has you loosening your shoulders and a smile creeping upon your face. Nestled in bush land a few kilometres past Stanley is an amazing story of an amazing build by two very inspiring individuals, that basically set out to build an off grid house. …



MyState Bank - Andrew's Story

MyState Bank - Andrew's Story

… Out for a bit of a Sunday drive eight years ago in 2008, Andrew and Shelley were driving past the Cremorne Beach turn off and decided to take walk along the beach. It had been over 15 years since either of them had visited the area. At the time Andrew and Shelley were living in Howrah and never thought of leaving however, during that impromptu walk along the beach, they saw a house for sale and thought “yes, we could definitely live here. We fell in love with the location.” They recall. …



Tips To Light Your Garden

Tips To Light Your Garden

… Lighting is an essential element that is equally important for both interior and exterior spaces. Lighting can make or break a space and in and getting it right is crucial for creating a sense of comfort, safety and well-being, especially in an outdoor setting. Installing permanent lighting in your garden will not only help create a wonderful ambiance, it will make entertaining all that bit easier and enjoyable if you take the time to light paths and steps for clear way-finding. Garden …



Australian Home Periods

Australian Home Periods

… Spanning a number of varying styles, Australia’s period architecture boasts distinctive designs that are full of character and charm. Much of the residential architecture built in the early 1900’s owes its development to the prosperity of the gold rush era. However, period homes began evolving considerably from around the mid 1800’s. Influenced by both English and American styles of architecture Australian period homes were shaped by the way of life and the economic climate of the time. From …



Take A Peak Inside A Renovated Californian Bungalow

Take A Peak Inside A Renovated Californian Bungalow

… From old and falling apart to a sleek, contemporary design This striking Spanish Mission brick house in the quiet streets of Elsternwick bears no resemblance to the site it once was when David, Livia and their family purchased it. Indeed, it probably takes someone with nine renovations under their belt to have seen the potential of what is now the most charming, meticulously restored – and extended – home. But where others saw rampant weeds, out-of-control trees, little natural light and …



Discover the Tiny House Revolution

Discover the Tiny House Revolution

… Australian homes are currently the largest in the world. Despite this trend, tiny houses are popping up in Australia as we look to simplify and downsize the spaces we live in. Fascinated by the concept of living in beautiful but compact living quarters, we have created an FAQ covering everything you need to know about this increasingly popular new living trend. What is a tiny house? A tiny house is a property much smaller in size than your standard home. The homes typically start at 30 square …