Real Estate

Know Your Lock Types?

Building or renovating a home is a lot of hard work. From the blueprints to the wallpaper there’s decisions to be made at every turn. While many first home builders or renovators depend on the experts they employ or quick decisions using the knowledge they have, one commonly overlooked yet vitally important part of building any structure is considering security. Whether it’s a home or business, you’ll need to ensure you have safely equipped your home with security measures to deter any form of theft. It’s also important to consider other factors such as whether you have kids, whether you rent your home out while you’re away on holiday (such as Airbnb), whether you have several people that require access and how you’d like to manage that and so many other variables. Door locks aren’t as simple as you might there – there is an array of choices out there and each are suited to certain situations and conditions.

We came across this fantastic infographic created by Precision Locksmiths which identifies the various types of popular locks in modern constructions, as well as the applications, level of security and ease of use all in a handy chart so you can make a good decision about the type of security both the internal, external and gated entrances to your home.

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Housing Minister Presses New Affordable Housing Category

Queensland’s Housing Minister Tim Mander will next week push for a new affordable housing category in the wake of Federal Government’s decision to axe the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS).

Announcing ConstructionQ on Monday – a new blueprint for Queensland’s $6 billion housing and construction industry – Mr Mander said changes had to be made to encourage construction of low cost affordable housing in Queensland. (more…)