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Winter Gardening – the Basics

As the cooler weather sets in, it’s easy to forget about the garden and stay indoors where it’s warm and cosy. To get the most out of your garden come spring time though, there are several jobs that can be completed over winter. Firstly, if you have a lawn area, now is an opportune time […]

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The cold weather hasn’t dampened Melbourne’s property market with the citywide median house price increasing for the fifth consecutive quarter. New REIV data shows the metropolitan Melbourne median house price rose 2.9 per cent in the three months to June 30, to $822,000.    The city’s middle and outer suburbs were the main growth drivers in […]

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Winter chores around the home

Winter is the time of year when we spend the most time in their homes. It’s colder outside and we naturally stay indoors for the warmth and coziness. Before settling in to a relaxing moment in front of the fire, why not take the opportunity to attend to attend to a few annual chores before […]

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Feeling the Heat this Winter

With winter well and truly upon us we all like to feel warm as toast in our homes – but without the huge costs. This is possible with the right heating solution. If you’re building a house from scratch, including adequate insulation, draught sealing and double-glazing will reduce your energy bills significantly from the outset. […]

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Draught Proofing Your Home

Even if your home is well-insulated, hot or cold air can still leak in and out through gaps and cracks. Older, period homes are particularly vulnerable to draughts. According to the government’s Living Greener website, cutting down on draughts can save households up to 25% of the heating and cooling bills. Draught proofing your home […]

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How to warm your home

Oh to live in Darwin at this time of the year! Temperatures in that city this week are expected to average 32 degrees, with overnight lows of 21. For the rest of us, the pre-winter chill is certainly starting to bite. As we move into the colder months, here are 10 ways to warm up […]

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Winter can create a harsh environment for your garden, especially in cold areas. Growth slows down considerably and problems become more evident when a plant is in a cold-weakened state. But there are many things you can do to help your garden cope with the cooler months: Move potted tropical plants and other warmth loving […]

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Winter window dressing

Winter may be all about adding accessories to create a sense of comfort and warmth, but there is an exception: windows. While a thick curtain or drape can insulate against plunging temperatures, heavy fabric also prohibits precious daylight from entering your home, potentially making rooms seem dark, or worse, dingy. When it comes to dressing […]

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Top winter heating tips

With the mercury in every Australian city except Perth and Darwin expected to dip to a  single digit during the nights this week, it feels like winter has finally blown in, full of cloudy days and toe-freezing evenings.If you want to avoid feeling like you’re living in a tent, now is the time to get […]

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