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Home Reno Advice

Deciding to renovate your home is an exciting step and the key to achieving the perfect result is to take your time getting the plan and details right.

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A Winter-Ready Home

Winter is here so it's time to start thinking about adjustments you can make to ensure your home is a pleasant, warm place to be.

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Smart Home Innovation

Electric home design is about creating intuitive and energy efficient homes designed for individual lifestyles.

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Daylight Savings Ready

Tips to keep your home safe as we prepare for winter.

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Innovative Design

To give you a bit of insider information on what goes into creating the products you love to use, we chatted with Schneider Electric’s Design Director Tim Rochford about his experience, design philosophy and how to continually innovate. 

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Designer Insider

Getting the insider info on how products come to life, how his team continually delivers great work with a customer-first approach – as well as an exclusive hint about an exciting upcoming release.

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Home Office

Whether you love working from home or not, it has likely become a part of day-to-day life – no longer are makeshift spaces sufficient, which means there’s no better time to create your ideal home office. 

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What is a smart home?

Part 1 of this series explores what a smart home is and what the benefits home automation are.

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How to create a smart home

Part 2 of this series explores everything you need to know about getting started with home automation.

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Are smart homes safe?

Part 3 of this series explains how you can keep your smart home cybersecure.

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Electrical costs debunked

Ready to start your reno but not sure how much you can expect to spend? We asked an Aussie electrician for some advice.

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Don't Be A Smart Arc In Electrical Fire Safety

Learn about the history and future of fire safety. Read about the benefits of RCD, RCBO and the new AFDD in your home. 

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3 Ways Your Home is Wasting Energy

Here’s how some easy tweaks and upgrades can help you save on avoidable energy wastage and ongoing energy bills.

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Smart Home Myths You Probably Think Are True

We've debunked some common smart home myths so that you can better understand home automation and make the right choice for you.

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The Perfect Finishing Touch With Iconic

Tips on how some small, easy changes can make a big impact. Update the look of your décor with the Iconic range.

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Tips For Keeping Your Home Safer

There’s never been a more important time to ensure your family is kept healthy and safe. Here’s how to ensure you’re protecting your loved ones and your home.

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Ways to Save On Your Energy Bill

Reduce your energy use and save on your bills with these helpful tips, tricks and management solutions.

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Smoke Alarm Troubleshooting

Is something strange happening with your smoke alarm? We have the answers.

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Wellness For Your Home Ideas

You’ve heard the term wellness – but do you really know the impact your home has on your wellbeing?

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7 budget-friendly electrical extras for every new build

Read about suggestions for electrical, cost-effective additions to add value to your home and meets your needs.

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5 must-have selections for your next renovation

From flooring to ceiling fans to colour, explore some must-haves for your renovation, to ensure a perfect home.

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Considerations before renovating your home

Renovations require careful planning. These are some points to consider before you pick up the hammer.

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The Block: Kitchen ideas to inspire

Explore clever kitchen ideas that showcase the latest design trends, to inspire your next kitchen makeover.

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Reno Mistakes We’ve Learned From The Block

Ah, The Block. There’s tears, laughter, and lots of late night painting – but it’s also jam-packed full of interior design ideas, home decor inspiration and practical renovation lessons (and mistakes) that we can all learn from.

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7 Things You Need To Know Before a Home Reno

There’s nothing like a home renovation project to add approximately a million things to your 'to do' list. Read about what you should know before starting and help ease some of the stress. (You might want to bookmark this page!)

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5 Bedroom Trends That’ll Get You Renovating

The average person spends 40+ yrs in their bedroom. So, it should be a place you feel calm, safe, and rejuvenated in. These bedroom trends can inspire you to create your ultimate sleep and relaxation haven.

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5 Simple Tweaks

Learn how five simple changes can refresh your home without breaking the bank.

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Cleaning Care for Your Switches and Power Points

2020 has elevated the focus on what we touch and the need to explore contactless options to help reduce the spread of germs. Here are some hints to help keep your home electrical clean.

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3 Design Details You’ve Probably Forgotten About

Make sure you check to see if one (or all of) these details have dropped off your radar with your reno or new build.

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How to: Up your home’s street appeal on a budget

Selling or renovating? Don’t forget the home exterior in those design plans. You don’t have to spend big to up your home’s street appeal either – here’s our hacks!

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Top tips for saving on your electricity bill

Learn how to cut thousands from your summer electricity bills with top tips from experts in the field. 

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4 Reasons to Improve Your Home’s IQ

A quarter of Australian homes are investing in smart technology......

 

 

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How to set and stick to your budget

Budgets can be tricky things to manage but check out these articles that can help you scope out your budget and stick to it!

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Could you live in a house with no bills?

Imagine the future where you live in a home that texts you when you have used too much power or have the air-con turned on before you get home but most importantly, you won’t have to pay a cent!
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Block to the Future: Why hi-tech homes are smart

Science-fiction fantasy has become a home hunter’s switched-on reality in a Sydney suburb where this apartment block is set to become Australia’s “smartest” home.

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Swish Switches That Light Up a Room

Use our guide to identify your switch style and you'll discover...

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Things to Consider

Essential Things to Consider When Planning Your Home's Electrics. Recharge your electrical fittings with this simple guide to planning...

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5 Ways Lighting Technology Can Make Your Life Easier

Upgrade your home with smart fixtures that have the looks as well as...

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Electrical distributors: futureproof your business!

Along with digitization, several other factors are re-shaping the landscape of the electrical distribution marketplace. Find out some tips around how you can evolve your business model, to meet these new needs.

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Smart homes deliver smart business for electricians

More than 26 billion connected devices are expected to be deployed by 2020 – 20 times more than in 2016! Plus, smart home device spending is set to reach more than $112 billion by 2022.

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A Wiser approach to smart homes

Join us as the smart home industry continues to evolve, as we seize opportunities and enhance Wiser’s position as a worldwide leader in the category.

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Mistakes People Make When Positioning Smoke Alarms

 These days it’s recommended that houses have alarms in every bedroom and on every floor, but what sort and where exactly?

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