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Don’t have a concrete design plan for your home yet this 2021? It’s not too late for a makeover. Better yet, you can improve your home while taking sustainability into consideration. While timber slats are common materials used for home design, you’d want to reconsider this option, especially with bamboo as an eco-friendly alternative that works just as great, too. What are Timber Slats?   Timber slats may be referred to as timber sidings, wood slats, or timber weatherboarding. They are described as thin strips of wood that can be arranged in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal manner.   Why Use Bamboo as a Substitute...

Existing in harmony with the environment is a practice that should be passed on to the next generations. People are now more aware of the effects of climate change. Taking the steps to preserve the environment is now essential and this can start with an eco-conscious home. This 2021 and even the years to come, you can make a difference in terms of sustainability. Here are some of the tips that you can follow to reduce your carbon footprint. How to Maintain an Eco-Conscious Home   Restore, Repurpose and Recreate While there are items that deteriorate and lose their value over time, there are also...

It’s summer once again. While, usually, this is the season of beach fun and adventures, you might find yourself spending more time at home now. Although it isn’t really a bad thing, it will be a lot better if you can make your space comfortable and relaxing. One of the best places to lounge around is your backyard. However, during summer months, it would also expose you to heat. If you’re thinking of ways to give your backyard an upgrade to keep you cool and fresh during the sweltering months, here are some backyard improvement ideas that you can start with. 3...

Congratulations to Sara Correia from Tempest Landscapes for her award-winning entry in the Balcony Garden Competition at the 2020 Melbourne International Flower Show. Sara chose a theme of ECO APARTMENT LIVING blending innovative sustainability, texture and minimalism in her award-winning entry.  This naturally led to featured engineered bamboo.  Sara’s vision was for a low maintenance space that created solitude and privacy and promoted wellbeing. Her design was a balance of organic and geometric forms featuring a sustainable bamboo sliding screen that softened the hard edges of the space by curving into the corner.The other thoughtful style elements of the design helped to blend...

This Friday 18th September is  World Bamboo Day! It’s time to champion bamboo,  it’s got the beauty and the brains!     No other plant has the potential to have such a positive impact on our planet and our future than bamboo. As the world’s most sustainable building material, bamboo gives back more to the earth than it takes. It’s the fastest growing plant on earth, soaking up 4 times as much CO2 as it grows than timber does. It also produces 35% more oxygen than timber. You can harvest bamboo after just 6-7 years, so it produces 10 harvests for everyone harvest you get from a timber...

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