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When painting furniture with chalk paint, any brand of chalk paint, you have the option to use antique wax or a clear top coat for finishing. Here are a few tips to consider when waxing chalk-painted furniture. 1. Always wipe down chalk-painted pieces, especially if these have been sanded. You…

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    A little bit of this, a little bit of that, a little bit of your style.   The month of February (or Trenduary as we like to call it) was all about keeping up with the latest design trends and knowing how to reflect your style. In doing…

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Belgium-based Anyway Doors created these modern pivoting doors that revolve around a central hinge. Designed to fit both new construction and renovation projects, the innovative doors double as room dividers. The company has been studying the applications of modern interior doors since 1995. The hinges are hidden in the door panel, making them practically invisible. They operate in…

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What makes this project simple is that you use a ready-made pine slat door and a couple of pine trestles - all of which you will find at your local Builders Warehouse. However, making your own basic pine trestles will cut down on the total cost to make this trestle desk.…

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  Here's an easy way to transform a plain hollow core interior door using plywood or MDF strips. You can 3mm, 6mm or 9mm strips in both plywood and MDF, and with plywood you can stain the wood in your choice of colour for a nice contrast, or paint MDF…

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There has been a sharp rise in eco-friendly buildings which have been green star certified by the Green Building Council of SA (GBCSA) - from four in 2010 to 56 during 2015 alone (January up to mid-October), bringing the total in the country to 121. The trend is spurred by…

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What’s new in SketchUp 2016? Feast your feature hungry eyes on this section. SketchUp, Connected Trimble Connect direct integration in SketchUp We’re integrating Trimble Connect directly into SketchUp. As a refresher, Connect is Trimble’s platform for storing, syncing, referencing, sharing, and collaborating on design/build projects. Sign up for a free account,…

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When you think about blinds you're almost always prompted to think "What would look good inside my house?" However, over the years there has been a growth in the popularity of outdoor spaces and a rising inclination towards trendy patio’s and without a doubt, a trendy patio deserves a sophisticated…

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The total value of the YTD Actual (Aug 2015) for BUILDING PLANS PASSED was R62.44 Billion, split 72.9% in Residential BPP and 27.1% in Non Residential BPP. Dwellings (< and > 80 m2) comprises by far the largest segments at R22.31 Billion. The Cum YTD Actual for 2015 vs 2014 recorded growth for both the…

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