ARTICLES & TIPS 2018-03-15T17:27:13+00:00

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Getting off the Fence: Aluminium or Steel Fencing?

Getting off the Fence: Aluminium or Steel Fencing? One of the most common questions we get asked when someone is looking to build a fence can be deceptively simple. “Do I want aluminium or steel fencing? What’s the difference? Help!” It can be hard to arrive at a definite answer because the truth is that they’re both great options for different reasons, and it all comes down to what the customer is after. Which option’s unique benefits will best suite you is mostly dependent on your home’s needs. Here we’ll take you through some of the great features of both

March 9th, 2018|

Advantages of Colorbond Fencing

Advantages of Colorbond Fencing When you hear Colorbond your first thought may be of roofing, but over the years Colorbond fencing has started to become just as popular. Colorbond fencing is a great material – it’s good looking, durable and simple to maintain. What’s more, it’s been tested in our harsh Australian conditions for over 50 years and withstood the test of time as a market leader for roofing. Now all the great benefits of Colorbond’s roofing products are available for your fence. With a wide range of colours and impressive durability, Colorbond is an appealing choice for many Australian

March 9th, 2018|

Do I need Council Approval Before Building a Carport in South Australia?

If you are building a new carport you will probably need council approval. Unfortunately, the long answer isn’t simple either as different councils will have different rules. Fortunately, in South Australia carports that meet the requirements laid out in the Residential Code only require building approval. Since they don’t require planning assessment or consent, if your carport will conform to the requirements the process can be faster. However, the code does not apply in certain restricted areas of the state including heritage locations, the Hills Face Zone of the Adelaide Hills and flood-prone areas. Check With Your Local Council Before

March 5th, 2018|

Fence Building Regulations in South Australia

South Australian Fence Building Laws If you’re looking to install a new fence for your home or business, there are several important rules and laws to follow. Otherwise, you may find yourself in hot water with the local council and liable to pay stiff fines. We encourage you to read these rules and be fully aware of the notification and zoning requirements if you embark on a do it yourself fencing project. If you’re really curious, the law governing fences in South Australia is contained in the Fences Act 1975 which needs to be read together with the Real Property

March 5th, 2018|

Why Buying a Carport Is Better Than Building a Garage

A car is one of the most expensive purchases people make, second only to a house to park it in front of. With all the money you spend on your vehicle , it’s a worthwhile investment to give it a secure place to park. Typically, you will need to choose between a garage or a carport for storing your car. While garages come with a host of attractive benefits, you may find that the advantages of a sturdy carport far outweigh them. 1. A Carport is Often More Affordable Than a Garage It may seem obvious, but worth mentioning is

January 29th, 2018|

How Metal Buildings Respond To Mother Nature’s Outbursts

There seems to be a common misunderstanding about the ability of metal structures to stand up to the forces of nature and a misconception that they are more susceptible to weather conditions than other types of buildings. This could not be further from the truth – as long as the building is of course installed correctly by professionals to industry standards. The materials we use here at Southside Group are highly engineered to endure the punishment of the Australian weather. Additionally, there is increased safety in the repetition of a construction process – in our case that’s over 25 years

December 25th, 2017|