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Aluminium – Recycling Our Future

Aluminium – Recycling Our Future

So recycled aluminium is trending. Apple’s announcement that they will be using 100% recycled aluminium in their iPads and Apple Watches is a reflection of a greater movement away from manufacturing metal alloys for new products. Actor Jason Momoa has released a line...
Fast Talk – A Glossary Of Fasteners

Fast Talk – A Glossary Of Fasteners

Fasteners may seem like a simple thing at first but you can quickly get overwhelmed by the names, types and styles of these beautiful little buggers. So we at Metal by the Metre have compiled a glossary to help get you sorted at your local metal supply store.  Alloy...
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...