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Tips on How to Effectively Pour Concrete in Cold Weather

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Pouring concrete in the cold weather should be done skillfully; otherwise, it can have detrimental effects on the process of curing. Cold weather, in this case, does not mean winter alone. It can be any time of the year when the temperatures are low for more than two or three days consecutively. It is paramount to understand why concrete pouring becomes difficult in such temperatures. Concrete and cold weather Mixed concrete transforms from the hydrated form to a solid through a chemical reaction that requires heat to proceed. It is paramount...

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What Not To Do With Your Rental Skip Bin

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Whether you need it to perform a spring clean, to do a minor house remodeling project or to carry out some work on your garden, a skip bin is a convenient way to manage your waste. But skip bins will work best for you if they are used correctly, and therefore, you should know what to avoid doing when you rent one. Overfilling the bin Typically, every skip bin comes labeled on the top edges to avoid overloading. Never fill up a skip bin any higher than you are supposed to because you can be penalized for it. Aside from that, make sure the load...

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Tips to Remember Before Painting a Wall That Has Undergone Rendering

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Rendering refers to covering a surface (such as a wall) with plaster. That plaster can contain Portland cement, sand and water. This article discusses some helpful tips that you should keep in mind as you prepare to paint the wall that you have just rendered. Watch the Moisture Content of the Wall As already mentioned, render contains water. That water can be trapped inside the wall and cause dampness issues if you paint the wall before the water has evaporated. Alternatively, the water can cause the paint to bubble and fade if it escapes...

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Maintenance of Your Kitchen Laminate Benchtops

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Your kitchen benchtop is a great place to add an excellent sense of design, functionality, and touch to your kitchen. The choices of benchtop finishes and designs are many, and when choosing one, you will want to select a durable material that will hold up well to the wear and tear of cooking and other kitchen activities. Laminate benchtops can deliver on many aspects, including durability, aesthetics, and low or easy maintenance among others. However, it is important to know what you should do and what you shouldn’t when it comes to...

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Foundation Engineering: Options for Modern Residential Structures

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

The foundation is the most critical element in a residential architectural structure. Basically, this supporting module provides a connection point to the site ground and transfers the cumulative weight of the home to the ground. When building a new home, it is important be attentive to the foundation design because it will determine the durability of the structure. Ideally, you should engage piling contractors who are specialists in identifying and installing the right structural base for your new home, depending on the site conditions and...

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Should you haul waste yourself or get a skip bin?

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

When you are completing a home remodeling project, there is more to think about than getting the right tools and ensuring you are using the right materials. You also need to consider what to do with the waste when you’re finished. You can either haul away the waste yourself by going to the nearby dump, or you can have a skip bin delivered to your home and get it hauled away for you. Here are some ways to determine which one is the better option. Skip Bins Are Picked Up For You A benefit to getting a skip bin as opposed to doing it...

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Methods Used For Asbestos Removal and Containment in Bathrooms

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Although most Australians do not pay much thought to asbestos, it should be an important concern to have if you live in a home that was built in the last century. Due to the various advantages that asbestos provided, such as resistance to fire, insulation properties and more, it was a common material used in construction. Thus, chances are it would be present in various aspects of you home such as flooring, walls, as a binding agent and more. One of the more common areas of older homes that would have an abundance of asbestos is the bathroom....

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Safety Measures When Excavating Your Own Trench

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Performing your own excavation can be a very dangerous procedure if you don’t have the experience and tools necessary. However, when digging a trench in your garden, it’s not impossible to perform. You need to find out if there are any electrical wires or water pipes buried under the ground where you want to dig, have all the appropriate machinery and tools available, and also make sure you have all permits that you need. When all of that is done, the most important thing you need to concern yourself with is safety. Protection The...

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Some Important Considerations About Installing a Granny Flat on Your Property

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

A granny flat is a type of outdoor space or guest house built onto a home’s backyard or side yard. It became popular many years ago as an alternative to having an elderly in-law move into the family home with children and grandchildren; it still keeps them close while affording everyone some privacy. Today a granny flat has many uses, but you want to consider some important factors about having it built on your property before you decide this is the right choice for you. 1. Ensure you have the right permits for its intended use. When...

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Some Common Misconceptions About Asbestos Removal

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Asbestos is a substance that was commonly used as an insulator in homes several decades ago; it was then discovered that the fibers were very dangerous and downright deadly when inhaled. Because of this, a person who discovers that their home has asbestos present may wonder how dangerous the material is and if they should actually have the asbestos removed or leave it alone. Note a few common misconceptions about asbestos, especially about its removal, and then discuss your options with a contractor if you discover asbestos in your home. 1....

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