Ventilation is very important for buildings and essential to remove stale air and replace your home or property with fresh air. Good ventilation also helps to: Moderate temperatures Reduce moisture Stop condensation Control impurities (particularly those nasties) Remove odours Provide air movement No one wants to be stuck relaxing, working or sleeping in a room…

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Over the years I’ve completed (as has my company Rodine Australia) numerous builds and I have to say, there’s nothing more exciting than when the construction phase begins. All your hard work of planning, budgeting, designing and negotiating comes to fruition and the reality of your vision begins to take shape. It truly is an…

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Well, hello there! How have you been? It’s been a tough few months, hasn’t it? Recent global events are proof that while we often like to think that we live in a fairly ordered word which we control, the truth is a little more complex. Hot on the heels of a horrendous bushfire experience and…

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There is nothing like moving into a new home with a new kitchen and laundry to heighten your awareness of common design flaws. Don’t get me wrong – there is something very satisfying about being able to move into a modern and relatively new home – but it’s not until you actually live in a…

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With stone benchtops being the go-to in most contemporary homes, HouseLab explores the options in giving a kitchen that solid, natural feel. *Header image M House by DKO Architecture featuring Maximum Moon benchtops. Photograph by Peter Bennetts.   Engineered stone and reconstituted stone The terms “engineered stone” and “reconstituted stone” are used interchangeably to describe…

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