Five easy ways to keep your house warm this winter

When winter hits and a house isn’t well insulated, a home can become even colder than the outside air temperature. This means that inhabitants will either have to brave the cold, or end up and paying a premium for heating. Luckily, there are some smart, practical and cost-effective solutions available to properly prepare your home for

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Why is ventilation important?

Did you know that without proper ventilation, “an otherwise insulated and airtight house will seal in harmful pollutants, such as carbon monoxide, and moisture” that can cause damage to a house and reduce air quality? In the past, buildings were traditionally constructed using natural products, and were “leaky” and lacking in insulation, meaning that fresh

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How ‘The Running Man’ Changed Exit Signs in Australia

Over the past decade, you may have noticed a shift away from traditional exit signs which displayed the word ‘EXIT’ in bold typeface, to those with an image of what is known colloquially as ‘the running man’. The shift away from the word ‘EXIT’ to a universally understood pictograph was codified in 2005 by the

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The Upside to Downlights: Save Energy, Time, and Money with LEDs.

Increasing numbers of Australian households and businesses are turning to LED lamps and fittings (LEDs) as an efficient and aesthetically superior alternative to traditional incandescent and halogen lamps. According to Australia’s peak lighting industry body Lighting Council Australia the average annual operating cost per household for a good quality 7 watt LED downlight is only $3.43,

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