February 23, 2017 Light Design

If you don’t have a verandah you may think that adding one to your house would cost far too much, but this is not necessarily so. It is possible to get a verandah on a budget and it does not need to look ‘cheap’. Much depends on the materials used, but labour is a big part of the cost also. Another thing that might bump up the cost is the location of the verandah or patio – that is, if it is at ground level or raised high off the ground. The ground level one is the cheaper, since it…

November 23, 2016 Light Design

Many suburban homes these days have steel panel fencing to give privacy and because it is very difficult for intruders to climb. In addition, it prevents dogs from trying to fight each other through the fence because they can’t see each other. Fencing contractors can put this type of fence up quickly and easily, but you may want a different type of fence for the front. While steel fencing has many advantages, even providing some shelter from cold winds for children playing outside, it does nothing to add street appeal to the front of the home. Many homeowners like to…

February 19, 2016 Light Design

Many blocks of ground are situated on sloping and sometimes very steep ground. Such blocks still need to have fencing, but fencing contractors would agree that there are more challenges to overcome on such a block. First you must take care to implement sustainable practices to preserve the ground and any surrounding habitat, especially if the block is located in the mountains where diverse flora and fauna occur. When the block is steep, it’s important not to dig a deep trench straight down as this can cause erosion during heavy rain if it storms before the fence is finished. It…

June 8, 2014 Light Design

Shade sails have many advantages as they provide a cooler area to your property so you can enjoy the outdoors more. They also cut glare and keep the home cooler if installed in the right place. While there are also a few disadvantages, most of these can be avoided by installing the sail in the correct way and in the correct place for your situation. Don’t install a sail under a tree, or even under a single branch. Why? The debris that falls off the tree will fall onto the sail and accumulate. This will discolour the sail and make…

April 3, 2010 Light Design

When renovating your home, chances are that you will be organising deliveries of goods to your property. When it comes to organising fragile goods across the city or the country whether by transport company such or by mail, it’s important to ensure they are packed in a way that will adequately protect them and prevent damage. Freight gets thrown around as carriers struggle to load and unload their trucks. Accidents can easily happen; goods can get dropped or sometimes they are kicked aside. So here are some tips for sending fragile goods across the country Make sure the goods are wrapped…