Expert Tips on Adding Value to your Property with Big River Group

With access to nature on our doorsteps, it’s no surprise that Aussies love spending time outdoors!  An increasing demand for more versatile options for outdoor living areas has turned the humble backyard into an al fresco lifestyle dream. Homeowners investing in this multi-functional space are finding it offers a variety of benefits that will provide…

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The Ban on Engineered Stone: What is Going on?

Over the last year or so, you may have noticed news articles discussing a potential ban on engineered stone (also referred to as composite stone or reconstituted stone). This is certainly an issue of concern in the design and construction industries with the products in question being labelled as the next asbestos. We explore the…

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How to Keep your Outdoor Pavers Clean Year-Round

As Australia starts heating up in the lead up to the warmer months, tending to our outdoor entertaining areas becomes an all important task. Concrete outdoor pavers will often experience some level of impact during the cooler, wetter winter months with moisture creeping into their porous surface. This build-up of moisture can lead to the…

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Concrete using Recycled Tyre Rubber: Creating a Circular Economy

Engineers in Melbourne have recently discovered a technique that will replace 100% of conventional aggregates in concrete (such as gravel and crushed rock) with recycled tyre rubber that will meet building codes, promising a boost for the circular economy.

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Epoxy Grouting Price: What to Consider

If you are considering using an epoxy grout in your next tiling project, it is important to take a few key factors into consideration. Epoxy grouting price factors are influenced not only by the cost of the grout itself but also the labour costs involved so let’s dive right in!

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Recycled Building Materials: Cabinetry Handles

Construction with recycled materials is an excellent way to ensure a new build or home renovation has a low impact on the environment. We are seeing many new and exciting options becoming available, from engineered stone benchtops that are made using recycled building materials to today’s interesting product spotlight: Recycled plastic cabinetry handles from Resourceful…

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Sustainable Design: Introducing Smartsone’s Ibrido Collection

A new addition to Smartstone’s already extensive catalogue of engineered stone products, the Ibrido (pronounced ee-bri-tho – Italian for ‘hybrid’) collection offers an industry first sustainable solution.

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Marble Benchtops in the Kitchen: What you Need to Know!

Marble benchtops offer a timeless and elegant kitchen design solution, being especially popular in classically styled interiors (including the popular Hamptons style kitchen design style!). There are however, several key factors that are important to keep in mind when selecting marble benchtops for your next kitchen renovation.

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Choosing Kitchen Colours

Choosing kitchen colours for a new home or renovation can often seem daunting at first; there are SO MANY options available to choose from!

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Porcelain Splashback Options for the Kitchen

As a material, porcelain provides a low maintenance splashback finish in the kitchen, beingeasy to keep clean while also being resistant to fire. Options for a porcelain splashbackinclude tiles or large sheets, both providing the same benefits and superior qualities thatporcelain products are known for. Our guide highlights the key points to consider whenmaking your…

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NEW From Caesarstone: The Whitelight Collection

The latest collection from Caesarstone features a selection of luscious, crisp and breezy white stone options that are inspired by the beauty and elegance of nature, offering a range that is incredibly versatile and blends in well with just about any interior or kitchen design style.

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Are Two Pack Kitchen Cabinets Worth the Cost?

Two pack kitchen cabinetry has been increasingly popular over the years, offering a durable and highly customisable finish for the home. With a higher price tag in comparison to laminate and vinyl wrap kitchens though, one does wonder if two pack cabinets really are worth the cost. Well, that all depends on what is most…

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Outdoor Benchtops: Caesarstone’s New Collection

Gone are the days of high-maintenance outdoor benchtops; Caesarstone has once again swooped in to save the day with their newly released (and industry first!) quartz based outdoor benchtop collection.

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5 Interior Painting Hacks for your Melbourne Apartment – Tips from a Professional Painter

If you have ever tried to paint your home yourself, you will understand that sometimes it is not as easy as it might seem: Paint drips onto your carpet, the colour may not come out as you had envisioned, and there’s just a lot more time invested than you had ever imagined. Our painting hacks will…

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Epoxy Grout for Tiles: Worth the hype?

Epoxy grout for tiles has been extremely popular in the world of interior design over recent years, but is it really worth all the hype?

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