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Winning Tips From The Block’s ‘power couple’

Fresh off their first guest bedroom win on The Block, Jesse and Mel shared their winning tips with fans at the Home Show. Day in the life 👷‍♀️ Being on the Block is not a glamorous affair. By Sunday morning, host Scott puts the tools down and gives you a...

Jesse & Mel – How to Get on The Block

Curveballs, bunk beds and raw emotion; Jesse and Mel shared Block secrets, stories and tips at the Home Show. Let's rewind for a second and find out more about The Block's 'power couple'. Before the Block, Jesse Raeburn was a tradie tiler working on luxury apartments including Mirvac, Lendlease and...

7 Questions for a Tiny House Builder

Ric Butler is a straight-talking, veteran tiny house builder who shared his experiences with the Home Show crowd. Our tiny tale begins with four mates who banded together to start Tinyhouse2go. Built by a builder, designer, cabinet maker and a businessman, their homes start at $80,000. The bespoke builds take...

Why is my budget always out of control?

You got the house, well done! Being on the property ladder is a blessing but not the end to all your problems. Running over budget can be the most infuriating parts of home renovation. Too often than not, we all encounter the same renovation mistakes. We like to think that...

Reach For The (Green) Stars

Much like health star ratings on supermarket food packaging, Green Stars illustrate a building’s interior and exterior sustainability. Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) encouraging sustainability in the built environment for over 17 years. GBCA works with governments to architects, universities and even homeowners. Their mission is to set a high...

Explore Your Floor Plan in VR

The Home Show is already known for modern technology and design; Property Start 360 bolstered that claim with their virtual reality (VR) approach to traditional floor plans. The term VR is often thrown around these days. Everyone is trying to capitalise on the exciting new tech. Yet, past the impressive...

Does Your Home Contain Asbestos?

With Asbestos banned, it’s easy to assume the issue has been swept under the rug. Yet, Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos cancer in the world with one in three homes containing the stuff. Perhaps the truth is also swept under the carpet, because we don’t hear...

The Granny Flat Boom Is Not Slowing Down

100 granny flats a week are being constructed in Sydney (up 300% in five years) as homeowners see a growing opportunity to earn up to $420 per week in rental income or accommodate their elderly family. ‘Granny flat’, ‘grannexe’ or ‘fonzie flat’; there are many names but the concept is...

Save with energy efficient windows

Windows are one of the first considerations when planning a new home build or renovation. They are essential for allowing natural light to flow through your home, along with fresh air and clear views. But did you know windows can be one of the biggest drains on your energy bill?...

6 reasons why an ensuite should be on your renovation wishlist

Traditionally the ensuite was a small utility room adjoining the master bedroom, but we’ve come a long way from using bathrooms simply for washing. An ensuite is where an individual has the convenience of grooming and relaxing without sharing the space with the extended household. 1. Improve everyday bathing. The...

Planning a kitchen renovation? Here’s what you need to know to plan ahead.

Kitchen renovations are complex projects, requiring the input of many different tradespeople at various stages. Whilst every renovation is different, one thing that will ensure the success of any renovation project is planning. Below is a timeline for a typical kitchen renovation so you know what to expect. Day 1-3...

Installing composite decking

Composite decking gives an immediate lift to any area, creating an exquisite outdoor experience within your sacred space. If you’re not familiar with it, composite decking is man-made, and is comprised of an equal mix of recycled wood fibres and recycled plastic. Because of this, it lasts much longer than wood...