Comfort living – adding an escalator to a home


We work day in and day out to make our everyday better. In other words we think about making our life comfortable, so that living is hassle free every passing moment. Living not just in the present, we plan for tomorrow and for the years which we are going to live. So we save up and plan for tomorrow, so that we are well prepared for the times to come. Where does the planning start? Well, what better is to start with our haven -our house, the place we come back to everyday and spend our maximum time.

The rise with the Escalator

With every passing day we are aging and moving to a new phase of life and no one knows what the future has in store for us. However, the way we plan for our old age and plan our retirement, we must plan some changes beforehand before we actually need them. One such plan which must have in mind is installing an escalator in our homes. living in comfort would also mean adding an elevator to the house . Grant Home Elevators has over half a century of experience in designing, manufacturing, installing elevators.

Once we install an elevator, we realize the benefits we enjoy with it.

Escalator-making life effortless

• Every now and then we come home with some bag or the other, be it shopping bags or regular grocery bags. It needs to be carried up and especially if your house is multi level then you definitely know the effort that goes in carrying it up. Not just this, sometimes you just feel like shifting furniture to a different place in the house i.e. change the setting of the house. In such times the escalator turns out to be a boon, where you can easily carry stuff with little effort though, but surely you will not be straining yourself too much.
• Like all families, everyone has members of different age groups or simply a mixed age group. Some young and some could be old too, who could be having issues climbing stairs. In fact, with time or at any point of time anyone could face mobility issues. In such times escalator could make anyone more mobile and help him be in any portion of the house

The precaution

There are a few things which must be kept in mind when you have an escalator installed in your home and you must religiously follow these precautions always. Make sure that the safety guidelines for elevators are followed.

• Firstly children should always be escorted by elders when they are using the escalator to avoid any accident. Adult supervision is a must.
• Secondly regular maintenance must be carried out to keep the escalator machinery working in perfect condition always.

Living the high life – the joy of a pool in the house


A swimming pool in the backyard of the house, wow!!!!!!, simply the thought of the same would just leave anyone with their mouth wide open. A lavish and an amazing looking house with all the riches is something everyone wishes one could have. The mere thought of the same, brings a smile on your face, and, you start living and believing a larger than life experience. How splendid one feels when you can cool off with a quick splash in the pool in your backyard, after a hard day at work or enjoying a splendid barbeque party by your pool under the twinkling stars.Riverina FibreGlass Pools provide the ultimate pool finish using nano-technology, superior strength fibreglass pools with all new micropure, which reduces bacterial and algal growth and is chlorine and UV resistant.

The pool world

Pools in the house have always been a fad and having one in your house simply elevates you to a completely elite class in the society. Not just the pool by itself,but the backyard can take on a new look with the pool. Keep in mind traditional swimming pool care requires effort but you can get away with less when you install a fibre glass pool . You can have great landscaping and how can we forget a lovely poolside bar can add to the sophistication and grandeur of the pool.

Kind of pools

There are many options and ways of construction to installing a pool right in your backyard. However, one must be clear about one thing that it is an expensive exercise and thus it is imperative that we find a knowledge and skilful builder for the same. There are two styles in which pools can be constructed.
• One is the Above-ground pools, where as the name suggests, it is installed above the ground level. There will be a soft side and a hard side of such a pool. The side soft side is made of rubber or latex . However the hard side is made from metal or fibre glass to give it the strength and make it safe. These come in different shapes but coming to the safety aspect, they are not that safe and lack that sophistication and appeal. They actually are not aesthetically good to look. But yes, they are not that expensive and thus easier on your pocket.
• The more good looking and preferred one are the In –ground pools. As the name says they are dug in the ground. Here the soil is dug out and a single piece of fibre glass is placed in the dug pit. This fibre glass is then surrounded by a concrete structure which is reinforced in a wooden frame. This construction requires great precision so that it is safe and no air pockets are left which can cause some damage in future. Thus, it is best that an experienced builder is given the task of constructing the same.

The pool definitely holds true the saying”Neighbours envy and owners Pride”. However as installing a pool a big investment , its upkeep also requires double the attention. Thus, follow all the precautions and the maintenance regime and enjoy the richness not just personally but in others eyes as well towards you.

On Natures Trail


There is nothing as refreshing or recharging as a connecting with nature. Heading out for a long hike is the perfect way to unwind and relax. So this weekend just pull out your car and take a nice long drive to find the nearest nature trail that you can trek on. Just make sure that your car is well protected with a front protection grill – prevention is always better than cure. When you’re off-roading or driving on backcountry roads, there are several hazards your vehicle can face. If your car has a grille guard, it gets protected against damage against rogue deer, brush or anything else you may encounter on the drive. Westcott Towbars provides a complete range of Bullbars, Roobars, Canopies and Trays, Cargo Barriers, Front Protection Bars,  Ladder Racks, Roof Racks, Tradesman Racks, Spotlights and Towbars throughout the Perth region.For over 30 years, WA Bullbars has been in the manufacture of steel bullbars. There bullbars are designed, tested and certified in Australia, home to some of the toughest terrain

Here are some interesting trails that can be taken:

Between Queenstown and Tarraleah is the Franklin River. This is one of the few remaining wilderness rivers left in Australia. This hike is forms a circuit in the apex where the Surprise River joins the Franklin and is a a breathtaking and serene rainforest walk. At an easy pace you will take around 30 minutes to complete the circuit. it is 850 metres long and drops about 100m.

Another walk is the Sundown Nature Trail, situated in the rocky Sundown Hills, on the northern edge of the Broken Hill Common. The walk is 2.8 kilometres long and takes an hour and a half to complete. The terrain is rocky with little plant growth as the environment is mostly dry.

Another popular walking trail is through the seven hectare area of natural scrub in the Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens.

If you want to walk, cycle and birdwatch, then Kings Billabong within 2000 hectares of Park has plenty to offer.

If hiking is not thrilling enough then opt for a lovely drive to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. This is a 6 mile long scenic loop dotted with mountains, streams, mills, and other historic buildings. However, since this is a narrow road trucks, trailers and RVs cannot fit on this road.