Amazon Echo VS. Google Home: Face-Off!

Thinking about buying an Amazon Echo or Google Home smart speaker? Take a look at our infographic so you can be sure you’re making the smart choice for your smart home! What Is A Smart Speaker? An essential tool for any ultra-modern home, smart speakers are Wi-Fi-connected devices featuring built-in artificial intelligence which comes in […]

Energy Efficiency Tips for Australian Homes

Save money and the environment by making your home energy efficient – it really is a win-win! Check out our blog to learn how you can save energy at home today. Every day, Australians consume enough electricity to power 8 billion TVs and enough natural gas to boil water for 36 billion cups of tea. […]

Clean Your House in Less than an Hour

We all lead busy lives and sometimes it can be a struggle to stay on top of household chores. Before you know it, the mess builds up and you have to just knuckle down and get the job done. But in an age when our spare time is at a premium, we don’t want to […]

The Hidden Dangers of EMFs in the Home

The effects of high frequency EMFs have been well documented but we hear much less about low frequency EMFs. An example of a high frequency EMF is ultraviolet light from the sun and we understand how dangerous this is. However, we are far more laid back about low frequency EMFs from things like cell phones […]

How a Home Invasion Impacts Your Mind

Not only are possessions lost during a burglary, but it can also have a detrimental impact on our confidence. 1 in 8 people never recover emotionally after a burglary and many even move home after it. It can be hard to move on after a burglary but there are some things you can do to […]

How Passive Houses Can Help the Environment

Passive houses continue to grow in popularity. The first passive house was built in Germany, but they are now a popular choice in many parts of the world. Depending on where you live, regional and national authorities offer support to people who want to build a passive house. These incentives aim to encourage people to […]

The Evolution of Locks & Keys Through the Ages

Locks have come a long way over the last 2,500 years. However, we had to start somewhere and many of the locks from even 500 years ago were highly effective at protecting our valuables. For example, the Bramah lock was considered the first commercially produced lock that offered very good security against manipulation. Of course, […]

10 Apps For Architects That Fit the Build

We often hear ‘how there’s an app for everything these days’ and now this includes architects. There are a wide range of apps available to suit many tasks that cause architects difficulty on a daily basis. For example, architects often have to make complicated calculations and apps such as Concrete & Agg Calculator have individual […]

9 Years of Airbnb – The Story of their Incredible Growth

The growth of Airbnb over such a short period has been amazing. Few could have envisaged just how big it would become and it is now one of first options for accommodation. They did receive some important funding along the way and this was vital as the company grew. The company is now valued at […]

DIY Vs Hiring a Pro: When to Do It Yourself, When to Hire a Pro

When something needs to be fixed at home, it can sometimes be hard to decide if you can tackle it yourself or if you’ll need to get a professional in. This often depends on your skill-set but generally there are some jobs best left to the professionals. You also don’t want to waste money if […]