Managing a rental garden

  • Three Tips for Preparing Your Property for the Risk of Bush Fires

    8 July 2016

    If you live in a heavily wooded area, you need to ensure your property is prepared for the risk of bushfires. Ideally, you need the right equipment as well as an evacuation plan in case the fire gets out of control. Here's a look at some tips to help you prepare: 1. Invest in a class A fire extinguisher. When trees are burning, that is a class A fire, and to fight it, you need a fire extinguisher with a class A rating.

  • Unit renovations in student accommodation

    24 June 2016

    While, traditionally, students have rented run-down properties, there is a growing number of local and international students who prefer to pay a little more for a nicer apartment. Students can be great renters with a high commitment to an area that is convenient to their educational institution. Here are some tips to maximise your rental potential with a unit renovation. Make the most of larger bedrooms Some older units have very large bedrooms, especially compared to modern apartments.

  • 4 Ways to Get More Shade on Your Patio

    14 June 2016

    Having a patio with furniture, a barbecue grill, and fire pit can provide a fun place to be during the day and an extra space for family time. However, during the day, it is often too bright and warm to spend much time there. This is when you need to add a little more shade to the area to enjoy the view without all the added heat. Here are some different ways to get more shade on your patio.

  • Deadbolt Locks: Choosing the Perfect Security Product for Your Home

    31 May 2016

    Your home security will depend on numerous factors such as location, surrounding and external security. However, the most critical element that you should think about is the entrance lock. Your local residential area might be secure, but if your locks are weak, any opportunistic intruder can waltz into your building. Therefore, you should consider upgrading your locks by installing a deadbolt lock. This type of product is designed to secure the entrance using a lock cylinder that can only be rotated using the designated key.

  • Colourful ornamental trees that reflect the seasons

    20 May 2016

    If you enjoy seeing the changing seasons reflected in the changing colours of your garden, but only have a small yard, ornamental trees can be a great option. Here are some ideas of trees that you can try planting in a small yard that will give you that lovely colour display.  Coral bark maple Maples are a popular choice for ornamental trees due to their very colourful leaf changes. Coral bark maple is a great choice for small yards with a gentle coral bark and soft green leaves in summer that turn orange in autumn.

  • Aluminium Window Frames Are a Great Fit for Any Home

    9 May 2016

    Over the years, aluminium window frames have steadily gained popularity over conventional timber widows. This is because there has been an increase in creative architectural designs as well as homeowners becoming more aware of the benefits they can enjoy for opting for aluminium over timber. The following reasons show why aluminium window frames are a great fit for any home. Aluminium frames are sturdy When compared to other window frame materials such as PVC and some species of timber, aluminium tends to be much stronger than they are.

  • Ensuring window blinds do not present a hazard for children

    21 April 2016

    Blinds make attractive window coverings, but the dangling cords with which they are let up and down can present a hazard in the home. There are certain things you should take note of to ensure the safety of your children if you choose to have blinds. All blinds should have a warning label Make sure that any blind you purchase has a warning label, which should include information about how to avoid the risk the cords may pose to young children.