Want to makeover your home or garden? Use the suppliers the Selling Houses Australia team recommend.
Interior walls cop a lot of punishment especially when you have kids or pets. You need to be able to wipe away stains on your walls on an almost daily basis. It is important that the paint you use doesn't get left with a shiny patch or loss of colour due to constant wiping. Taubmans Endure Interior Walls is what you use when you need a paint with superior washability. It has Nanoguard Technology which means it has small and large particles that interlock, creating a strong protective shield so stains can't get a grip, so even if you wipe your walls constantly, there are no shiny patches. It also provides excellent mould and mildew protection throughout the life of the paint. This is why Taubmans Endure Interior Walls has been approved into the National Asthma Council Australia's Sensitive Choice Program and is the only interior paint currently sold in the Australian Market with a Lifetime guarantee*.
Most people think it's the weather that breaks down exterior paint. It's actually dirt and pollution that works its way into the surface of the paint, weakens it, and then the sun, wind and rain finish it off. Taubmans Endure exterior paint is what you use when you need a superior performing paint that doesn't compromise on quality. It has Nanoguard Technology which means it has small and large particles that interlock, creating a strong protective shield so it's tough, repels dirt, and provides superior protection from the harsh elements; the sun, wind and rain. This is why Taubmans Endure exterior is supported by a Lifetime guarantee*.
* Conditions apply. See www.taubmans.com.au for terms and conditions.
Interior Walls up to Dado Line/Interior Walls Low Sheen “Galloway”
Interior Walls above Dado Line /Interior Walls Low Sheen “Galloway ¼ Strength”
Interior Doors & Architraves/Interior Trims Satin Semi Gloss “Big White”
Interior Fretwork/Interior Trims Satin Semi Gloss “Violet Stone”
Interior Trims/Interior Satin Semi Gloss “Crisp White”
Interior Ceiling/Interior Flat Matte “Ceiling White”
Exterior Walls/Exterior Low Sheen “Pebble Bay ½ Strength”
Exterior Front Door & Balustrade Feature/Exterior Low Sheen “Silver Charm”
Exterior Front Verandah Deck/Exterior Low Sheen “Silver Charm”
We love lights!!
For us, lighting is not just about the flick of a switch. Lighting influences the way we feel, the way we work, the way we live. So for us, lighting is about helping our customers live brighter, and to love lights as much as we do.
Beacon Lighting has been illuminating Australian homes since 1974 and to this day we remain proudly Australian owned and operated. We are Australia’s leading lighting retailer with 70 stores (and more to come!) in all capital cities and regional centres, as well as online shopping. So you can live brighter wherever you are.
We give the environment the green light. Our 100% commitment to the environment is lighting the way for others as we seek to continually offer the most advanced energy efficient solutions available.
We won’t compromise on quality, ensuring new technology is stable, reliable and offers the greatest lighting efficiencies before we stock it. By closely monitoring the most innovative architectural, building and new home developments, designs and lifestyle principles, we can offer you specialised advice on the most efficient, cost effective ways to light your home or business.
From humble beginnings to Australia's largest lighting retailer, Beacon Lighting is a proudly Australian owned and operated business that has shone for more than 35 years. With steady and continual growth, an ever-expanding product range and lighting representatives who are the leaders in their field, we are proud of what we stand for and the journey to get where we are today.
Please visit us online at www.beaconlighting.com.au
Shaynna selected the following lighting from the Beacon lighting range to create a Queenslander feel in Kedron:
• Tahitian 132cm Fan in White with White Blades installed in the lounge, master bedroom and bedrooms two and three
• Clermont Orb Rubbed Bronze Pendant with a clear shade hung in the entry, dining/ kitchen and in the study nook off the lounge
CHOICES FLOORING BALD HILLS
In 1959 a small group of independent Victorian furniture retailers met to discuss the possibility of forming an association to maximise the effectiveness of their business in the face of increased competition from large, franchised organisations. As a result of this initial meeting, Newfurn Floor Coverings Ltd was formed. Thirty years later in 1993, they launched the Carpet Choice brand with 17 stores in Victoria. Since then, after a further brand update, Choices Flooring has rapidly grown to include more than 140 stores across Australia.
Since those early days, Choices Flooring has arguably become Australia’s most progressive retail floor coverings group and a major force in the Australian retail sector.
For more information, visit www.choicesflooring.com.au
Choices Flooring in Bald Hills supplied and installed the carpet and Quickstep flooring throughout the Kedron property. Shaynna selected Aquila in the colour Bavarian from the Brease carpet range, which was installed in the master wing and bedrooms two and three. Shaynna also selected Quickstep Variano flooring in the colour Champagne Brut Oak Oil which was installed in the dining, kitchen, lounge, study and entry.
Granite Transformations are the largest kitchen renovation company in the world with over 200 branches world-wide (including 40 branches in Australia). Granite Transformations are the original benchtop resurfacing specialists and the exclusive supplier of Trend Surfaces, engineered stone range. We specialise in kitchen makeovers, new kitchens, bathrooms and laundries, flooring, wall cladding, and alfresco areas, the options are endless.
Phone: 1300 30 66 66
Granite Transformations supplied and installed the benchtop in the Kedron property. Shaynna chose Trend Surfaces Perla Bianca for the benchtop colour in Kedron.
With an established reputation for commitment to innovative design, unsurpassed craftsmanship and excellent customer service, JELD-WEN has provided reliable doors and windows to homes, apartments and commercial buildings around the world for more than 50 years.
As the market leader, when JELD-WEN expanded into Australia, it chose to partner with leading and trusted Australian brands that had strong reputations for commitment to innovative design, unsurpassed craftsmanship and excellent customer service.
JELD-WEN Australia is the name behind the iconic brands of Airlite Windows and Doors, Corinthian Doors, Regency Shower screens and Wardrobes, Stegbar and William Russell Doors.
The JELD-WEN Australia businesses all started as family operations and between them have built trusted relationships with Australian builders and homeowners for close to 70 years.
The JELD-WEN Australia team is passionately committed to transforming the residential built environment. As a business, JELD-WEN Australia takes pride in knowing their customers and appreciating the unique way in which they express their lives through their homes.
JELD-WEN Australia’s product offering delivers a total home solution with a diverse product suite from each individual brand giving customers a versatile and creative range of interior and exterior choices.
JELD-WEN Australia is committed to maintaining the trust of its customers and continuing to grow and flourish as the partner of choice for Australia’s residential industry.
Jeld-Wen provided Shaynna with:
• 3 X Internal Stegbar Wardrobes.
The LUXAFLEX® Window Fashions brand has been in Australia for over 60 years and is one of the most widely known and respected window covering brands in Australia. The brand has been synonymous with quality craftsmanship, innovation and value in the window coverings market, bringing to life the statement 'Simply Smarter By Design'
The range of LUXAFLEX® Window Fashions is the broadest collection of non-curtain window coverings available in Australia. It includes Venetian Blinds, Roller Blinds, Vertical Blinds, Shutters, Awnings, Sunscreens, Panel Glides and Roman Shades as well as luxurious and unique products such as the soft shades collection which encompasses DUETTE® Shades, SILHOUETTE® Shadings, LUMINETTE® Privacy Sheers and PIROUETTE® Window Shadings.
Please visit our website www.luxaflex.com.au
CBD Blinds in Fortitude Valley supplied and installed white Polyresin shutters in the lounge, study and master bedroom windows. They also supplied and installed dual roller blinds with a Ultraweave Midnight sunscreen and a Sunseeker Ice blockout in the master sitting and wardrobe areas, bedrooms two and three, the bathroom and the kitchen.
Founded in Sydney Australia in 1977 Rapee is privately owned by the Charles Parsons Group, and have over the last 35 years, built an unmatched reputation and position as one of the most innovative suppliers of coordinating cushions and home accessories in the Asia Pacific Region.
We design, source and deliver a quality product that fulfils every need - from the demands of high end interior designers to the more value driven needs of the everyday consumer.
Please visit our website www.rapee.com.au
Shaynna selected the following cushions from the Rapee range to give the Kedron house a traditional Queenslander feel:
• Birdcage Cushions in Mist used in the Master Bedroom
• Bernard Cushions in Red styled in the Master Sitting room
• Galah Cushions in Lilac also styled in the Master Sitting Room
• Baku Cushions in Jade used in the lounge
• Tweet Cushions in latte also used in the lounge
• Cancun Cushions in Canary also styled in the lounge
• Nomad Cushions in Multi used in the lounge
• Belize Cushions in Multi styled in bedroom two
Resurfacing Australia is the national network of professional Resurfacers.
Resurfacing is the process of spraying a specialised coating over bathroom and kitchen surfaces to update tiles, fittings, cabinets and bench tops. This finish gives your bathroom and kitchen a whole new look without removal.
Recycle your current kitchen and bathroom, and save yourself up to 75% in costs and time instead of replacement.
Using only premium products like our Poly-Glass Resin, which is designed for bathrooms and kitchens, Resurfacing Australia professionals can cosmetically update these rooms to become a feature of your home. We can offer a high gloss finish for bathroom tiles and fittings, and satin, matte or high gloss finishes for kitchen cabinets, all in the colour of your choice. We also offer our feature coating, which gives a granite look for kitchen bench tops and bathroom vanities from our range of 30 colours.
Visit www.resurfacingaustralia.com.au or call 1300 299 058 today to find your local Resurfacer.
The Resurfacing Australia team resurfaced the wall tiles, bath and pedastal basin in Kedron in a crisp white colour.
Sasson Home wholesales furniture and homeware to retailers throughout Australia.?Our focus is to respond to the market by supplying furniture and decorator accessories that are fresh and inspirational.?Sasson Home will constantly evolve and diversify introducing new product on a regular basis.
For trade enquiries and stockist details please contact Sasson Home. Please visit our website at www.sassonhome.com.au
Sasson Home loaned us the following items from their range to really give the Kedron home a tropical feel:
• Bella Lamp in yellow with a white shade
• Bird lamp in white with white shade
• Small Pineapple in green
• Large Pineapple in green
• Small Pineapple in white
• Large Pineapple in white
United Artworks was conceived in a retail furniture store in Melbourne in 2002. One of our most popular pieces of wall art developed into a business of special commissions and projects and has flourished ever since.
Recently, interior design trends have particularly focused on canvas artwork as an integral part of the overall design solution and this combined with consumer demand for exceptional value online has enabled us to find our niche.
United Artworks therefore offer exciting and new interior design inspired works suited to designers, decorators and stylists or anyone looking for genuine hand painted art that represents great value and style.
Our artworks are genuine 100% hand painted pieces and are neither digital copies, nor hand embellished prints. This is our promise and distinguishes our offer. Our design teams are comprised of genuine artists located both here in Australia, in Asia and the U.S.
We are constantly evolving and changing our models as demand requires it, so we not only remain 'on trend' , but also lead the way in the marketplace for hand painted artwork.
Please visit our website www.unitedartworks.com.au
Shaynna selected the following artworks form the United Artworks range to complete the quirky Queenslander style in Kedron:
• Elegantes 90x120cm hung in the Master bedroom
• La Vie en Rose 90x 120cm hung in the second bedroom
• Le Canard 90 x 120cm hung in the third bedroom
• Modiano 90 x 120cm hung in the Lounge
• L’Apertino 90 x 120cm hung in the Dining
Valiant Hire is Australia’s leader in office, residential, event and relocation furniture rental with locations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Selling your home? Valiant Hire offers the most extensive and stylish furniture range to achieve the best result. Our complete styling pack is the total one stop solution and includes design, planning, styling and full installation. Items can be chosen to complement your existing furniture or create a stunning new look. We offer a wide range of home ware to decorator pieces, from classic to modern, functional to designer.
Valiant’s expert residential designers can help you with all your furniture and accessory needs. An elegantly furnished home sells for more than an unfurnished one. This makes Valiant Hire an essential service to realizing the most from your real estate. In addition, Valiant can help you during a move, relocation.
Shaynna & Charlie used a variety of furniture, art and accessories from the Valiant Showroom in Brisbane to decorate the Kedron property.
We draw upon our heritage to deliver exciting, high performance, innovative working solutions to you, the professional tradesmen, today.
Since being founded in 1887, AEG POWERTOOLS has been leading the way in new product development. By introducing the first every transportable drilling machines in 1898, protable powertools were born. Over 100 years later, AEG are still offering the professional user innovative, powerful solutions that are capable of performing in the toughest conditions and engineered for oustanding reliability and durability.
AEG POWERTOOLS provided a range of power tools for our makeover team.
Since 1870, Blundstone has made the toughest, no nonsense footwear for work and play.
Decades of innovative design and production have led us to where we are today – overseeing a global supply chain bringing together the best ideas, components and designs to complement a wide range of products for a wide range of uses.
Blundstone provided footware to the Selling Houses Team for the makeover.
Who We Are
Our ambition is to provide our customers with the widest range of home improvement products at the lowest prices everyday, backed with the best service.
Our team members are the heart and soul of our business.
Our team's guiding principles are integrity, respect, teamwork, achievement and innovation. Our guiding principles are the keys to our culture and to achieving our vision.
We pursue sustainability within our operations by striving to make them socially responsible, environmentally aware and economically viable.
We engage with the communities in which we operate and live and we actively contribute to causes and organisations that benefit these communities.
We seek to lessen our environmental impact in ways that are measurable including: achieving better and more efficient use of resources; ensuring our suppliers operate sustainably and ethically; encouraging and educating customers about environmentally friendly alternatives; and focusing on the “reduce, re-use and recycle” waste management principles.
We value our team members’ contributions, recognise and reward their efforts and provide a fun, satisfying and safe workplace.
By living our values and operating sustainably, we will continue to “build the best” and earn the right to serve our customers tomorrow and into the future.
Bunnings is the leading retailer of home improvement and outdoor living products in Australia and New Zealand and a major supplier to project builders, commercial tradespeople and the housing industry.
Operating from a network of large warehouse stores, smaller format stores, trade centres and frame and truss sites, Bunnings caters for consumer and commercial customers.
Sales revenue during the year was $7.7 billion. As at 30 June 2013 there were 210 warehouse, 67 smaller format stores, 36 trade centres and four frame and truss centres operating across Australia and New Zealand. At 30 June 2013 we employed 33,000 team members.
Bunnings supplied and delivered the following products from their range to the Kedron Property:
• Kaboodle Kitchen- cabinetry, uprights and doors
• Kitchen sink and sink mixer
• Kitchen door handles
• Kitchen Appliances- freestanding oven, dishwasher and rangehood
• Lighting- downlights, oyster lights
• Rug used in the back sitting room
• Shower curtain
• X2 U shape planter, atlantis glaze, size 4
• X4 U shape planter, atlantis glaze, size 3
• X2 U shape planter, atlantis glaze, size 2
• X1 U shape planter, atlantis glaze, size 1
• X3 low bowl, atlantis glaze, size 1
• X5 Tibouchina ‘Jules’ 300mm
• X1 Tibouchina ‘Alstonville’ 300mm
• X2 6 foot Dicksonia Antarctica
• X1 silver lady fern 200mm
• X4 Bangalow palms 300mm
• X2 Zamioculcas zamiifolia 300mm
• X15 babies tears 140mm
• X15 140mm white petunias
• Potting mix – 20 X 20kg bags
• 30 bags of mulch
Bunnings also provided a large range of building materials for the Kedron makeover.
‘NOTHING HITS HARDER’ than the superior quality tools made for the heavy use DIY’er and with a focus on the trade industry customer. HART offers innovative design and manufacturing processes to provide end users with the durability needed and ease of use to get the job done, visit www.harttools.com.au to learn more.
Hart Tools provided the Selling Houses Australia team with a range of tools for the makeover.
Kennards Hire is a family owned business that has specialised in tool and equipment hire for more than sixty years. They operate more than 120 general and specialist hire centres nationally and have an enviable reputation for quality, value for money, expert advice and service. They have an extensive range of equipment - everything from hand tools for DIY projects, professional landscaping equipment, demolition saws, earthmoving and excavating gear, utes and vehicles and much more.
Please visit our website www.kennards.com.au
Kennards provided 1 X nail gun, 1 X all terrain scissor lift and 8 X witches hats for the Kedron makeover.
PriceFinder is an online property search application offering a range of tools to assist in generating timely information for all residential, commercial and rural properties. PriceFinder was first launched in 2004 in Queensland quickly becoming a major force for property information and mapping solutions and is the preferred supplier for many real estate franchises, independent real estate organisations, major valuation firms and government departments. PriceFinder - too easy!
Please visit our website www.pricefinder.com.au
RP Data is the number one provider of property information, analytics and risk management services in Australia and New Zealand, 100% owned by CoreLogic CLX– the world’s largest data and analytics provider. Through its expansive database, it attracts a strong and loyal customer base ranging from real estate agents, finance and banking organisations, government and consumers. RP Data combines public, contributory and propriety data to develop predictive decision-making analytics, coupled with its business services that bring insight and transparency to property markets. Backed by 30-years of history, RP Data is the holder of the country’s largest residential and commercial property database; this provides an excellent platform to electronically value very property in Australia on a weekly basis - on average 30 million valuations are generated each month. Recognised as a leader and an established player in the mortgage industry, RP Data continues to work with the Australian Finance and lending community to minimise risk and deliver value to consumers.
Please visit us online at www.rpdata.com
STORY BRIDGE CLIMB
You leave SBAC headquarters and then creep beneath the bridge and traffic on a suspended walkway to the platform called 'the halfway house'. Here you'll start to learn about the colourful history of the Story Bridge's construction and what an epic engineering feat it was. You'll also be told about the history of Brisbane and learn things many Brisbane residents don't know.
Then, it's time to ascend through road level, with traffic whooshing past, onto the anchor arm on the eastern side of the bridge. This is the steepest part of the climb as you rise surprisingly quickly, to have Brisbane, the river and the surrounding countryside laid out before you in all its glory! Once you reach the top (at 80 metres above sea level) you will feel as though you are part of the skyline. Skyscrapers glint all around you, traffic rushes below and the patchwork of the city stretches into the distant mountains.
From the eastern summit, the route gradually descends along the eastern cantilever arm towards the central platform.
The central platform allows you to cross to the other side of the bridge over six lanes of traffic. Once on the western cantilever arm, climbers begin the gradual ascent to the western, or city side, of the viewing platform for another opportunity to take in the panorama.
It's now time to head back down to earth via the western anchor arm through the road deck to the halfway house and back to base headquarters where you can purchase photographs and Story Bridge Adventure Climb Merchandise.
Website – www.sbac.net.au
Are you looking to create your dream home but don’t know where to start? Gardner Construction is a full-service construction company, with a lengthy track-record of turning design dreams into a reality. Our fully-integrated building services mean that we can look after your project from beginning to end – so you can skip the hassle, enjoy a seamless process and keep track of our work through your own dedicated interactive client portal.
Our extensive portfolio is testament to the workmanship of our expert tradesmen. Each member of our team has a wealth of experience in building landmark homes across Sydney. Together, we have delighted a long list of clients with new homes, home additions, home extensions and second floor additions.
Whatever your building, extension or renovation requirements, you can expect honest and trusted advice on the best solution to suit your needs. We’d love to hear about your project. Get in touch with us today for a prompt, no-obligation quote.
For more, visit www.gardnerconstruction.com.au or Free Call: 1800 BUILDA