What is Grey Water?
Grey Water includes all the waste water from the house with the exception of toilet waste. (Black Water)
It can includes water from; Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Sink, Wash Basin, and Shower.
A basic grey water reuse scheme sending washing machine water using a two way diverter valve to a perforated [read more...]
Have you ever wondered what this is in your garden?
Perhaps you have seen ‘ORG’ on a drawing.
Well the answer is it’s called an Overflow Relief Gully.
An ORG is a vital part of protecting your house against Sewage Overflows.
The grate is set well below the level of the lowest waste water [read more...]
Guest post by David Limburg of Online Garden Design
With most new houses, the garden is often the last aspect of the new build that is considered. Often the soil is left in a terrible state by the construction process. Below we outline how to improve your soil after the builders have gone.
What’s Needed [read more...]
The sight of this Norfolk pine towering over this single storey house caused me to stop the car!
And the tree is only half grown.
It breaks RULE 2 of suburban tree selection – “Don’t get a tree that grows to more than 50% taller than your house.”
(Rule 1 is “Read [read more...]
Lots of people seem to think…….
You have to have a lawn in your new house. You need a full scale watering system.
Here are some pictures of the last garden we developed that has neither. We planted the garden near the house with clumps of native grasses, succulents and flaxes along a dry [read more...]
If you are wondering what this photo is about, its been taken from the inside of a 100mm sewer pipe with a CCTV camera.
What it shows is the pipe is almost completely blocked with roots that have penetrated the pipe joints.
If you think all these roots are quite thin then have a [read more...]
Usually builders over order bricks. This is to ensure that all the bricks come from the same batch and there is no problem colour matching. (Each batch of bricks manufactured should be consistent within the batch, but will vary from batch to batch).
Some of the extra bricks may be used by the brickies [read more...]
Post sponsored by homesales.com.au
There’s nothing like cooking in the great outdoors, whether you are camping in the woods or sitting on your own patio at home.
Two of the hottest trends in new home construction today are island kitchens and backyard patios, so it stands to reason that homeowners [read more...]