Renovation stories and inspiration

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Cairns Builders’ Modern Rustic Wish You and Yours a Happy New Year!
January 15, 2019 2:13 am
Happy 2019 from Cairns Builders’ Modern Rustic! Modern Rustic would like to take this opportunity to thank the Cairns community for all your interest and support since we first started operations in 2015! As a custom Cairns Builder we’ve enjoyed wonderful opportunities to work with you in a vari
Dare To Be Different
June 11, 2018 3:46 am
Shopping for tiles the other day for an upcoming project, I found myself swooning over a deep blue glazed hexagonal tile that I’ve been eyeing for ages. Talking with the lovely staff, I was informed – much to my dismay – that the tile is being discontinued due to lack of sales. My
Inspiring Nature – The trip of a lifetime
April 3, 2018 7:46 am
When we decided it was time to move back home to Cairns to be near family and escape the ‘big smoke’, Piet said “lets drive over the top”. I’m not really sure what I expected (we’re not big campers in the UK), but 7 weeks in a tray back ute, with a dog the size […]
A small budget reno has a huge impact on value
April 3, 2018 7:35 am
So, our best mate comes to us and says he wants to update and add value to his 3 bed block home in Perth. Of course the only stipulation was to add as much value as we could and spend as little as possible. This is music to my ears… I get to bargain hunt, […]
Shou Sugi Ban
June 11, 2018 3:23 am
The Japanese have a number of traditional building techniques that have a place in modern construction. My latest obsession is Shou Sugi Ban, which is a method of preserving timber that has a number of incredibly practical benefits. Burning wood makes it less susceptible to insects, rot/mold, and be