5 home maintenance tips that will save you money this winter

By Swish | June 26th, 2017 • No Comments

The sensational warm winter days we’re having in Perth at the moment belie the fact that some extreme weather could be just around the corner. While the weather is calm, now is a good time to take care of some practical home maintenance jobs. Jobs that will reduce the risk of winter damage to your house and keep your family safe. Clean gutters It’s easy to forget about gutters until they’re overflowing and dumping water where you’d rather they didn’t. All you need to keep them clear is remove any leaves and twigs sitting in them. If you want to […]

4 health reasons why you should have plants indoors

By AJ Cochrane | May 25th, 2017 • No Comments

Most of us would agree, plants always look great in our homes and offices. Just as important as the visual aspect of plants, however, is the health benefit they bring to us. Here are four: 1. Cleaner air Indoor plants have an amazing ability to clean our air – they literally extract the spores and bacteria in the air that surrounds us. Plants also release water into the air, raising the humidity. All these processes help us rebuff respiratory ailments that can easily invade our bodies. Some of the best plants for purifying our offices and homes are: Spider Plant, […]

Client Testimonials – May 2017

By Swish | May 10th, 2017 • No Comments

Stephen and his team at AJ Cochrane painters undertook all the exterior painting of our two storey house including the Dulux product “Acraskin” This site is not easy to access and the product required specialist skills, but the team’s can do attitude and extensive experience meant the job was undertaken and finished to a very professional standard. We are delighted with the finished product and would not hesitate to have them back next time round. Cara Leigh Patterson

The 5 best options for kitchen benchtops

By Swish | April 27th, 2017 • No Comments
The 5 best options for kitchen benchtops

Kitchens have always been an important hub of the house, and a large and expensive part of any kitchen is the benchtops. If you are renovating or building a new house make sure you take your time to explore the great range of benchtops on offer. It is crucial you choose the benchtop that suits your lifestyle. Here are our top five benchtops, all practical and are gorgeous wrapped into one: 1. Engineered Stone What is there not to love about “Engineered Stone”, no sealing is needed, it is extremely hard wearing and long lasting without the huge price tag. […]

Congratulations Craig Hall!

By AJ Cochrane | April 13th, 2017 • No Comments

This week, Craig Hall was recognised by Broad for the quality workmanship for the supervision and completion of works on the project. The works were completed to a high standard in both safety and quality. A $50 Bunnings voucher was presented to Craig as a recognition of his efforts on the WASSF Upgrade Project. Please join us in recognising Craigs’s efforts.

5 home decorating tips for de-stressing

By AJ Cochrane | March 24th, 2017 • No Comments
5 home decorating tips for de-stressing

Stress, everyone’s life is filled with it. We all have busy hectic lives and it is not unusual to feel anxious after an extremely demanding day at school or work.  With a few décor changes you can create a peaceful home environment which will calm and energise you.  Retrieve your sanity and bring tranquillity back into your home with these five de-stressing tips! 1. Open up a small room Lack of space in a small room could be adding to your anxiety.  Home decorating 101:  How to create an illusion of space and light in a small room.  Paint the […]

10 fascinating history highlights about colour

By AJ Cochrane | February 23rd, 2017 • No Comments
10 fascinating history highlights about colour

The evolution of colours is a fascinating one. Historically some colours were even seen to have magical and healing powers.  Read and enjoy these 10 history highlights that have helped mould the colour journey. Royalty and the colour purple go hand in hand. This tradition goes back to ancient times, where snails and clams (mollusk shells) were crushed to extract purple pigment to dye cloth with only the wealthiest and most powerful having access to it. Creating a third colour from two mixed colours has been attributed to Plato. Red paint was cherished by the Aztecs, much more than real […]

3 important reasons why your painting contractor needs to be licensed in WA

By Swish | January 25th, 2017 • No Comments

So you’ve finally found the right painting contractor at the right price and you are bursting to say “When can you start?” A word of advice: it’s important to do your due diligence first. The unfortunate reality is, more and more unqualified painters are carrying out sub-standard work these days, and they are leaving many customers out of pocket. Here are the three reasons why your next painting contractor needs to be licensed: 1. Insurance Unlicensed contractors often don’t have insurance. Licensed painting contractors, on the other hand, MUST have Public Liability and Workers Compensation insurance cover for a reason. This […]