What you should  know about fencing your home

There are numerous reasons for a fence – privacy, security, and street appeal – but how do you know what's yours and your neighbours? Everything you need to know is below.

According to the Brisbane City Council (BCC) a fence doesn’t just mean a line of posts, wire or panels, rather, it’s anything that encloses an area of land. This includes things like gates, hedges, embankments or even creeks. In order to be a ‘fence’ it also doesn’t need to extend along the entire boundary of your land.

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Island bench designs for your new kitchen

When executed well the kitchen island bench can be a stylish, practical and functional element that adds great value to a home and the way we live and interact within it.

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What is a driveway gradient?

A driveway is a vehicular crossing that provides safe and reasonable access to a property.

Depending on the topography of the property, a driveway’s path will either slope up or down to the carport/garage. This slope of the driveway is referred to as the gradient.

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The difference between solid hardwood and engineered timber floors

Timber is such a popular choice for flooring in a home but what’s the difference between solid hardwood timber floors and engineered timber floors?

Solid timber floors are made up of thick, hardwood planks and engineered timber floors are made up of bonded layers of plywood, with a thin cut of wood compressed onto the top.

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8 types of natural stone

There are numerous types of natural stone, each with their own characteristics, so researching the sustainability of natural stone is important if you want to use it in your new home.

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Kalkodians treck 96km for the Kokoda Foundation

Four of our Kalka staff, affectionately known as the ‘Kalkodians’, took on the gruelling 96km Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge – commonly referred to as Australia’s toughest team endurance event.

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10 brilliant study nook ideas

Whatever stage of life you may be, it seems we all need a place to ‘dock’ and ‘log on’ when we open the front door, and study or office spaces are starting to be a necessity for new homes.

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Landscaping your new home

Landscaping is one of the best investments you can make in your new home.

The planning and design of your outdoor space should be considered an integral part of your new home. Landscaping addresses aesthetics, amenity and water management as well as air quality, climate modification, biodiversity. It can also help warm and cool your new home, not to mention enhance your street appeal and increase the value of your home.

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Window treatment styles

Window treatments can make a huge difference to the look and feel of any room.

In our article on choosing the right window treatments, we discussed some of the questions you should ask before deciding on what’s best for your new home.

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Choosing the right window treatments for your new home

A window treatment is an interior design element placed on, in, around or over a window.

Window treatments can make a huge difference to the look and feel of any room so it’s important to choose treatments that are both appropriate for the function of the room, as well as the style.

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