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Why You Should Team Your Plantation Shutters With Curtains
Plantation shutters and blinds and curtains can be teamed up to make the perfect window treatment. Not sure how? The experts at Modern have come up with some great reasons why the two go together perfectly.
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Top 5 Plantation Shutters Ideas for 2017
Interested in plantation shutters but not completely convinced? We have put together our top 5 plantation shutter ideas for 2017.
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Beat the Heat this Summer with Roller Shutters
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What are Solar Batteries & Why You Should Be Using Them
Learn more about the rise of solar battery storage and how they can save your household significant amounts of money each and every year.
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What Electricity Companies Aren’t Telling You About Solar
Find out exactly what the electricity companies aren't telling you. Learn the advantages of owning your own solar battery storage compared to traditional methods of paying for electricity.
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The Modern Introduction to Roller Shutters
Did you know that 70% of all home break-ins are through vulnerable window openings? It comes as no surprise that windows are considered the target of choice for intruders when planning a home intrusion. So what can Aussie home-owners do to protect themselves and their families from this potential threat?
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How to Pick the Best Window Covering for Your Home
We've compared the pros and cons of each window covering below to help you make the best decision when it comes to picking your window furnishings.
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The 7 Biggest Solar Power Myths in Australia Debunked
Which solar power facts are true, and which are just myths? Depending on who you talk to, their agenda and their level of knowledge - You'll hear a different story. Get the facts straight here.
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Preparing your Home against Bushfires
The terrifying reality of bushfires in Australia are all too prevalent across all states and everyone needs to have a plan to keep their family and property safe during bushfire season.
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5 Reusable Plantation Shutter Ideas
Old plantation shutters don't have to end up on the lawn for council cleanup. If you've got old plantation shutters headed for the tip, take some inspiration from these repurposed shutters.
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4 Ways Plantation Shutters Increase Home Value
Far from a passing fad, plantations seem to check just about every box - They look great, they're easy to clean, great for privacy, insulation and light control and are more affordable than you think.
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Protect your roof from potential hail damage
A Modern Roof Restoration replaces all damaged and broken tiles, re-beds capping where necessary and applies flexible pointing to all capping for maximum protection against cracking.
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A Case for Solar: Australia's Carbon Footprint (Infographic)
Modern Solar takes a look at the results of the report and offers a glimpse of the difference installing solar power can make on Australian carbon emissions and electricity costs.
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The History of Solar Technology (Infographic)
Solar technology has come a long way since the first solar cell was created in the late 19th Century. The efficiency, cost and viability of solar power in Australia have improved significantly.
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Solar Power Myths And Facts
The terrifying reality of bushfires in Australia are all too prevalent across all states and everyone needs to have a plan to keep their family and property safe during bushfire season.
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Solar-roofing; Is this the future of Australian solar?
Roofing, insulation and solar power could be an all-in-one installation in the future. Sounds too good to be true, but Australian steel company Bluescope has ambititions on making it happen.
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Home Improvement Tips
A good home improvement job can extend the life of your home, increase its value and enhance its appearance, as well as keep you, your family and your belongings safe and protected.
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On Trend with Stylish Plantation Shutters
Homeowners looking to increase the value of the their property know that plantation shutters are highly sought after, pushing the price of their home up in even in competitive real estate markets.
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Renewable Energy Information
The Government has already set challenging targets for reducing Australia's national emissions, targeting the reduction of carbon emissions of every Australian by at least a third over the next decade.
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The Grass Is Always Greener with Synthetic Lawn
Suitable for both indoor and outdoor uses, synthetic grass is immune to temperature extremes, dries quickly when wet and can simply be hosed clean or blown down to remove debris.
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Don’t Leave Your Roof Vulnerable During a Bushfire
Ill-maintained and damaged tiles, gutters and roofs allow embers to ignite flammable materials and enter roof gamps as small as 1.8 millimetres, further igniting timber and other materials in a building.