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Architecture has been called ‘frozen music’ and in this series of articles we’re going to explore elements of design and building that showcase the flash and the foundations of this music.

If you’re building, come back regularly to check on new insights and products we discover along the way…

Curtains or Blinds?
Or Blinds or Curtains..?

Window Treatments have big impact on what a home feels like inside. It’s a big colour/pattern block and then there are other considerations, like thermal properties, ease of use, cost, etc…

Our friends at Harrisons have explored this topic in their post here, which we’ve shared from their own blog page.

Read more here…

Eco-friendly Food Waste Management

In-sink food waste disposers are actually really good for the environment, and cut down on your rubbish too! What’s not to like…

Waterproofing
A new product came across our desk recently for a part of building that’s often overlooked. Tanking, aka waterproofing, is an essential item and often involves highly toxic chemicals. But you can eat this product, and even better, it works a lot better too…read more here…

Steps to building your dream

Here are the 10 essential steps from conception to the reality of stepping into your dream home http://bit.ly/1YAgxpZ

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Special architects Xmas subscription offer: The new Design Guide annual subscription - buy one, get one free.

Special architects Xmas subscription offer: The new Design Guide annual subscription – buy one, get one free. –

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www.smh.com.au

“Home and garden now work as one cohesive statement, each adding to the form and feeling of the other.” http://bit.ly/2iKAq5N

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Design dilemma: The home office is dead; long live working from home - The National

Reimagining the home office in the modern era http://bit.ly/2AJAGsl

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Man 'cements' his head in a microwave, firefighters come to his rescue |

Cement is a fantastic building product, but this is not a great use for it. Do NOT do this at home… http://bit.ly/2AaHfkn

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Stunning multi-level bamboo home stands deep in the mountains of Bali

While the surroundings would be tough to replicate, the combination of privacy and indoor/outdoor flow is wonderful http://bit.ly/2Abgj7t

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A Christmas present for BoB magazine readers...

A Christmas present for BoB magazine readers… –

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The neighbour's wall fell over her fence. It symbolised four years of hell |

If your neighbour is building, there are rules they must follow around managing runoffs, noise and danger to you. Feel free to complain to the..

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Inside the 'spaceship' house in Highgate longlisted for Grand Designs: House of the Year

One of the most unique designs you’re likely to see this year, inspiration if you’re into making bold choices! http://bit.ly/2mmX98N

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Building Products

From flooring to framing, plumbing to pools, check out our massive array of helpful info on any and all products involved in the construction..

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