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7 Easy Ways to Secure Your Home

Putting in place systems to meet your home security needs can seem like a daunting and expensive task, however, without a security system you can be more at risk than those who have a security system in place. For starters, without a secure home, your family is in danger of harm from intruders, whether they [...]

How Louvre Shutters Can Help Create the Perfect Outdoor Environment for Your Pet

Moving from living in a townhouse or apartment into a house with a big backyard can be exciting and filled with many possibilities…Do you plant trees? Do you take up gardening? Do you add a pond or a walkway? The options are endless. For dog owners, they must also consider their four-legged friends as they [...]

6 Outdoor Items You Need This Summer

The winter is finally over, and you are just beginning to catch on to the excitement of spring. As you think of ways to enjoy the outdoors, one place to start is your backyard. On days when you are in no mood for a hike or a visit to the beach, you can curl up [...]

5 Selling Tips to Increase Home Value & Price at Auction

Preparing your house for auction may seem like a daunting task. But with help of a good agent and some creative home improvements, the process can be quite simple. By doing whatever you can to present your home in its best possible light, you are significantly improving the chances of a successful sale when auction [...]

6 Ways You Can Brighten Up a Dark Room

We all have that one room of the house that’s just… dreary. And it seems like no matter what you do, the room is just dark and somewhat depressing. Fortunately, there are a number of incredibly simple things that you can do that will brighten up a dark room. Here are some of our favourites: [...]

4 Points to Consider When Decorating a Room

When decorating a room, there are a number of things to think about if you want to get it perfect. What’s important is that everything works together in harmony. In this post, we’re going to cover 4 points to consider when decorating a room to ensure a beautifully-harmonized room. 1. Lighting The first thing you want [...]

5 Ways to Summer Proof Your Outdoor Area

Summer is the season of entertaining. Christmas lunches, family barbecues and play dates can sneak up on you, so now is the time to set up your outdoor space. Invest in an awning Nothing puts a damper on an event like the scorching sun. Too much heat can make your guests feel tired and fatigued, [...]

Transform Any Room With Lighting

You spend a hefty budget making your home reflect who you are. From the colours of the pillows to the accent rugs, everything has to come together just right to give your home an authentic and unique look. But if you are focusing on colours and patterns, you are missing the one key thing that [...]

Renovating for Profit- Here’s What You Need to Consider

Home renovations can be daunting but, if done properly, they should be a rewarding undertaking. Whether you flip houses to earn an income, rent out your property and hope to earn more, or want to renovate your home for your own comfort and enjoyment, the end goal of home renovations is to add value. After [...]

10 Quick Tips About Roller Shutters

Thinking about having shutters fitted in your home? Then consider roller shutters. Roller shutters have become one of the most popular choices for homes. These are made from metal and are fitted above doors and windows. Not only do these shutters protect from weather but these also provide more security and will add value to [...]

4 Reasons To Consider Louvre Shutters For Outdoors

Is there any better place to entertain guests than in a beautiful outdoor area? Summer barbecues, warm winter dinners, and family game nights—there’s so much that happens while out on the patio. If you’re looking to give your al fresco area an upgrade, louvre shutters are the perfect place to start. Not only will they [...]

How Roller Shutters Can Reduce Your Cost of Living

Your home should be your happy place, but high energy costs and constant bills can make it seem less than perfect. If you’re ready to lower your cost of living while increasing your home’s aesthetic, it might be time to consider roller shutters. What contributes to cost of living Many people save for years before [...]

Plantation Shutters vs Curtains and Blinds – Which is Better?

Whether you’re after lower energy bills, elevated style or protection from sun, there are plenty of reasons to add window treatments to your home. You might be researching your choices and wondering which new addition is right for your home. Here’s what you should know about curtains, blinds and plantation shutters. Curtains and blinds in your [...]

The History of Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters have been around for many years. Dating back to ancient times, plantation shutters have have always been used for the same reasons, to keep light out and still ventilate a room or a home. While this may seem obvious, have you ever wondered about what plantation shutters were originally made of or how [...]

Everything you need to know about Plantation Shutters

There are tons of reasons you might want to add plantation shutters to your home. Whether you enjoy the aesthetic appeal, the practicality, or the functionality, plantation shutters can be a great addition to the look and quality of your property. There’s a huge number of plantation shutters on the market, and you might be [...]

Manual Roller Shutters vs Electric Roller Shutters

If you are looking for another level of security to add to your home then look no further, roller shutters are your answer. They are a great home security option while still managing to be attractive, stylish and timeless. You have two options when choosing roller shutters, electric and manual. Which one is best for [...]

3 reasons to choose Roller Shutters over sliding doors

Roller shutters are the perfect window solution to provide security and protection from the outside world. Many homes have this type of shutters fitted to windows, but why should roller shutters only be used on external windows? Roller shutters are perfect for external doors around your home, providing another layer of protection. Not sure if [...]

5 things to consider before a roof restoration

Without the proper knowledge, it can be hard to know when your roof needs to be restored. From the ground your roof can look in perfect condition but on closer inspection you may find your roof needs a makeover. At Modern we know what is involved with a good roof restoration and what you need to look [...]

Winter-Proof Your Home With Roofing & Shutters

Preparing your home for winter is something that many home owners seem to neglect. After your home has endured a very hot summer you need to make sure your house is ready to deal with a cold winter. There are a few things you can do to make sure your home is ready to deal [...]

Shutters Terminology Guide (2017)

At Modern we are proud to be Australia’s biggest manufacturer of shutters with a large and knowledgeable team of expert installers. While we aim to explain everything in thorough detail we understand that some things may get lost in translation. Industry jargon is something we try to avoid but there are certain things that we [...]

Prepare Your Roof For Winter

It isn’t too long until Winter will hit us with full force. While it’s often hard for us to re-adjust to the new cooler climate, did you know that your roof also needs some attention? Autumn is the perfect time to check the health of your roof and make sure that it is winter ready. [...]

Why You Should Team Your Plantation Shutters With Curtains

We all know how stunning and timeless plantation shutters look in any home. Favoured among coastal areas, plantation shutters provide the maximum amount of light and air control for any room. There are many home owners who choose not to install plantation shutters due to the fact that they can’t give up their love for [...]

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. We have some great ideas to keep up with modern living but with a touch of privacy and control. There are even some ideas of what you can do with old plantation shutters! 1. Choose [...]

Beat the Heat this Summer with Roller Shutters

Summer has well and truly arrived. The long hot days are here and they’re not being kind. Like most Australian’s you are probably spending a lot more time outdoors, wearing the least amount of clothing legally possible. Once it is time to come back inside the house is usually so hot that a late night [...]

What Are Solar Batteries & Why You Should Be Using Them

Have you ever found yourself in the supermarket looking for a new set of batteries? Most likely the answer to this question is yes. You know exactly what you were looking for, how many you needed, the size of the battery and of course, the different brands available. With over 500 million batteries used in [...]

What Electricity Companies Aren’t Telling You About Solar

Electricity Tariff Reform in South Australia – What does this REALLY mean to 750,000 homeowners already struggling with some of the highest electricity prices in the world? Well, it’s not all good news, except if you own an electricity company of course. Consumers are going to a pricing structure known as ‘cost reflective pricing’. What [...]

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? Residential roller shutters have become [...]

How to Pick the Best Window Covering for Your Home

The best window covering is the one that matches your interior design, serves the purpose of your room, and meets your budget. 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. Curtains & Drapes Function: Style: Affordability: Maintenance: [...]

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 below. Myth 1: 'High Power Prices is Solar's Fault' This myth that solar subsidies and incentive schemes cause high power bills [...]

Preparing your home against Bushfires

As temperatures reach over 40-degrees and strong winds pick up, 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. While you cannot control most elements of a bushfire that is threatening your property, [...]

5 Reusable Plantation Shutter Ideas

Dated plantation shutters don't have to end up on the lawn for council cleanup. If your plantation shutters are headed for the tip, take some inspiration from these repurposed shutters from around the world. #1 - Mail & Key Holder Katie from Ivy in the Bay had enough of the 'pile-all area' mess in the [...]

4 Ways Plantation Shutters Increase Home Value

More and more Australians are seeing plantation shutters as the ultimate window covering. 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. #1 - Easy to maintain, easy to clean. [...]

Protect your roof from potential hail damage

In temperate Australia, hailstorms tend to be the most damaging types of storms experienced, often with giant hail falling over densely built-up urban areas. The worst affected states for storms and hail are NSW and QLD but other states do receive freak storms from time to time. Most severe storms with accompanying hail usually occur [...]

A Case for Solar: Australia’s Carbon Footprint Infographic

A recent analysis by global risk advisory firm Maplecroft looks at per capita CO2 emissions by country; sadly, for Australia, the findings are not good. Here, 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 [...]

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 – so much so that more than half a million Australian rooftops now feature solar panel systems. Here, Modern Solar looks back at [...]

Solar Power Myths and facts

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 below. Myth 1: 'High Power Prices is Solar's Fault' This myth that solar subsidies and incentive schemes cause high power bills [...]

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. Bluescope has its sights on making Australia a world leader in low-cost solar for residential and commercial rooftop design and construction. The project, backed by [...]

Home Improvement Tips

Any homeowner knows that a home is more than just a house. For most of us, our homes are a reflection of ourselves, our families and our histories, full of memories and promise for the future. Home improvement can be one of the best investments of time, effort or money that you make. A good [...]

On trend with stylish Plantation Shutters

Over the last few years plantation shutters have been one of the most stylish and highly sought after choices for window treatments. And it’s not only style savvy homeowners who are installing plantation shutters. Homeowners looking to increase the value of the their property know that plantation shutters are highly sought after and can push the price [...]

Renewable Energy Information

The Government has already set challenging targets for reducing Australia's national emissions. The ambitious target range of 5–15 per cent on 2000 levels, which was announced in the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme White Paper, involves reducing the carbon emissions of every Australian by at least a third over the next decade. The Government has committed [...]

The Grass is Always Greener with Synthetic Lawn

Do you feel like you’ve spent all summer mowing your lawn, watering, weeding, whipper snipping and hedging? Almost a full time job just to keep your lawn green and alive! Get your life back with no maintenance and always green synthetic lawn from Modern. The Forevergreen synthetic lawn range by Modernis highly durable, realistic and affordable [...]

Don’t leave your roof vulnerable during a bushfire

Preparedness, maintenance and good planning are the key to saving property and life in the event of a bushfire. Your roof may prove to be a major weak point of your home during a bushfire. Ill-maintained and damaged tiles, gutters and roofs allow embers to ignite flammable materials and enter roof gamps as small as [...]