With summer fast approaching, it's important to remember to get your home ready for the warmer months. Emily Veness finds out how to make your home 'summer safe'.by Emily Veness
Rather than wait until your gutters are clogged and your tin roof is leaking, invest time in checking your roof and gutters and spend some money on the right products that will make life cheaper in the long run.by Josie Hayllar
Protecting the integrity of your roof is critical to consolidating the investment you have made in your home.by James McAuley
Where would we be without fences? It’s hard to imagine as they’ve been around since humans decided they needed to protect their property, family and animals. In fact, civilization has been built around the deceptively humble fence.by Judy Judd-Sandwell
What is the most costly event in the history of Australian insurance? Cyclone Tracey? The Newcastle earthquake? Ash Wednesday bushfires? None of these well-known disasters compares with a hailstorm that hit Sydney on 14 April 1999 when hailstones, some up to seven centimetres in diameter, devastated the eastern edge of the city, causing damage well in excess of $1 billion.by The Housing Industry Association
During the hottest months of summer, bushfires are a fact of life for northern beaches residents. But there are things you can do to help protect your home – and fireproofing your gutters is a good place to start.by Mark Chenery
The roof is the most important part of any home. Roof damage can endanger almost everything underneath it – furniture, fittings, electrical equipment and other possessions – so make it as strong and secure as you can.by By the Housing Industry Association
While it’s one of the most important structural and visual parts of our homes, it’s something we rarely think about unless it needs building or fixing. Here’s a guide to understanding the specific expenses.
From the rustic, Roman charm of earthy terracotta to the versatility and economy of steel, the options for roofing have never been more exciting. Here’s a rundown of what’s what.
The roof is usually the largest, single-surface area of a house, so it deserves careful consideration when replacing to ensure it provides the best possible performance and visual effect.