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Give Me A Home Among The Gumtrees

Give Me A Home Among The Gumtrees

Who doesn’t love our vast and diverse Aussie bushland? The birds, the beasts, the noisy white wash silence of cicada song. We even grew up singing about living among gumtrees. It is no wonder that so many Australians choose to build their houses amidst eucalyptus...
DIY Espalier

DIY Espalier

Looking for a fun, simple DIY project that gets you outdoors this weekend and also provides you with fresh food? No, we are not hammering on about raised veggies boxes.  The age old art of espalier is staging a comeback to bring fresh fruit and flowers to our modern...

Great DIY projects anyone can achieve

Sometimes the most enjoyable way to spend a weekend is to get your teeth stuck into a DIY project. However, finding the right one can be tricky at times. Here are a few ideas to get the imagination trickling, as well as some of the products you might need to get the...
Choose Local over Big Business

Choose Local over Big Business

Whether you’re a local tradesmen, or you have a DIY renovation happening at home, or maybe you have a small one off task such as building a clothes rack for the room you’ve just moved into, the decision to buy local has a number of positive benefits. Let’s look at...
Industrial Furniture: A DIY’ers Dream

Industrial Furniture: A DIY’ers Dream

The popular design trend for interiors is Modern Industrial. Hardwood timbers, worn metal joinery, blending old and new: honest, no nonsense, hardwearing and reliable. Its accessibility and straightforward approach to design makes it a DIY’ers dream. But understanding...
What is White Rust?

What is White Rust?

White rust, also known as wet storage stain or storage stain, is the white powdery substance that can form on the surface of a galvanised metal. This powder is a form of natural corrosion. This corrosion is damaging to both the aesthetic and the anti-corrosion layer...
What is Galvanisation and Why is it Used?

What is Galvanisation and Why is it Used?

Galvanisation is the process where a zinc coating is applied to steel or iron, in order to give it a protective layer, resistant to corrosion. The most common method of galvanisation is dipping the steel or iron into a pool of molten zinc. This method is called...
Annealing – Making Metal Ductile

Annealing – Making Metal Ductile

What is Annealing? Annealing is a heat treatment which alters the physical and often chemical properties of a metal to see it increase in ductility and decrease in hardness. Annealing involves heating the metal to a certain point and then slowly cooling. It is often...