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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|

4 Great Ideas For A Top-Notch Veranda

Verandahs are a wonderful place to have fun, relax, enjoy the sunset or have a delicious family dinner. They are valued extensions to a home that bring a lot of joy to everyone for the way they allow you to get outdoors all from the comfort of your own home. At Southside Group we have many design options including our Lysaght line of verandahs with a 20-year structural performance warranty and a material performance warranty. These can be installed in many different styles, and here are some additional ideas to make your veranda the top of the line and unique.Try

December 5th, 2017|

5 Tips for Keeping Your Garage in Top Shape​

Garages are important. Here at Southside Group we certainly know that, since we sell them! They’re where many people keep their vehicles, sports equipment, sometimes a freezer or two, and lawn and garden equipment. Garages can get messy and hectic very easily, and they can also end up in pretty rough shape, however. Here’s a guide with five tips for creating the best garage you can and keeping it in top shape. 1. Get the floors done right It’s all about the finish. The concrete floors of your garage are not going to protect themselves. You want to put

November 3rd, 2017|

Why Skylights Aren’t Just A Luxury Item

Skylights are a truly spectacular feature for any home. They brighten up the room and bring a beautiful new atmosphere to your interior. Here at the Southside Group we specialize in making all your skylight dreams come true. There are a few things you should pay special attention to when deciding which skylights are best for your home. This includes everything from their dimensions to the material and various different types of skylights including traditional skylights, Velux windows, Solatube skylights and ventilation holes, each with their various advantages and unique features. Skylights are sometimes thought of as an “extra”

December 7th, 2015|

5 Reasons Why Skylights Will Surprise You

Even in Australia, a country renowned for its sunny disposition, vitamin D deficiency affects one in three Australians. Although inviting more sunlight into your home improves interior aesthetics, did you know skylights can also improve your health? The appeal of skylights goes beyond the natural streams of sunlight immersing the living areas or kitchen. If you’ve been thinking about installing skylights, these five benefits might surprise you. 1. They Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Power Bills At the flick of a light switch greenhouse gases enter the atmosphere. The increase of carbon dioxide is one culprit for the air

December 7th, 2015|

Outdoor Areas & Why You Should Have One

Whether you are wanting to add value to your house or your lifestyle, an outdoor area is one option high on the list for every Australian. Building a verandah or patio to complement your home can add thousands to resale value and expand your home’s design. Additional living spaces for those larger family celebrations are something you may have considered. The aesthetics of an open firepit while sheltered from the weather are difficult to beat. However, entertainment and resale value are just some of the many reasons to add a verandah or patio to your home. Space to Entertain

December 6th, 2015|