Water Smart Gardens

Many Australian homes face limited rainfall and ongoing water restrictions. These conditions can have an impact on the health of your home garden. Living Greener, The Australian Government’s sustainability website has provided a number of tips to help design and maintain a water smart garden, which can be very rewarding and save you money, time…

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With the cooler months upon us, one of the most important things is to keep you home and your family warm. Taking action to stop cold air entering your home, and to stop warm air leaving, is one of the key ways to save energy and money. Living Greener has provided some helpful ideas that…

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The Nobis range of products has been developed in Australia by the team here at The Martins Group. When building concrete septic tanks and water tanks, it was difficult to source good quality products and components for our tanks that were reasonably priced and had a consistent quality, so we now source our own range…

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Now that the weather is getting cooler, it is important to start thinking about what you can do to ensure that you can maximise your rainwater for when the warmer seasons come back around. Rainwater can be used instead of mains drinking water for a number of activities in the home, including safely and easily…

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When it comes to rainwater tanks, there is a wide range of solutions available and each type of rainwater tank has different advantages and disadvantages. It is important to discuss your requirements with your builder or a rainwater tank supplier first, as they will be able to recommend the most suitable tank type based on…

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There are multiple things to think about when building a new home and complying with the Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) is one of them. BASIX ensures that homes are built to be more energy and water efficient by setting clear sustainable housing targets for new homes developed in NSW. BASIX aims to deliver equitable, effective…

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Recycling water in your home is a great way to save costs and be environmentally friendly. As a homeowner, it is important to understand the different types of household wastewater and the ways in which these can be disposed and recycled. The NSW Department of Health states that there are three types of household wastewater:…

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