Building a new extension

We loved our house from the first time we went through, but it really didn't have enough living space. We have worked on improving the layout of the home and increasing the living area of the home to create a modern and more pleasant layout to the home. We are really proud of how the job has turned out and we wanted to share some of the details of how the extension and layout changes where designed and constructed. This blog has some of the photos of our extension as well as tips that we have learnt along the journey,.

Important Safety Tips When Renting a Skip Bin


It's not unusual for homeowners or business owners to want a skip bin hire when they have a renovation or clean-up project, as this can keep a property clean and safe and make it easier to haul away the rubbish and debris that's created by the job. While skip bins may seem very easy to work with on your property, you need to understand how to keep yourself safe when it's in place and when working with it. Note a few important tips to keep in mind so no one is injured and your property is protected when working around a rented skip bin.

1. Don't move the bin

Once a bin has been delivered, you want to avoid trying to move it. This is because the bin may be heavier than you realize and trying to push it manually or even with your car can mean tipping it and causing an injury or damage to your property. The only exception would be a bin that hooks onto the back of your car with a trailer hitch, but be sure the bin is not over the weight limit of your car's towing ability and be sure it's not overly full when you do move it, so nothing spills out and causes injury.

2. Don't fill the bin on one side

Even a very strong and durable bin can easily tip if it's overloaded on one side. You may be tempted to fill up a side at a time if you have a bin you walk into, but it's usually good to ensure the weight is balanced on all sides so the bin doesn't tip, and especially any type of lighter bin on wheels.

3. Don't use a homemade ramp

If you're filling a wheelbarrow with debris, you may be tempted to create a makeshift ramp to roll the wheelbarrow to the top of the bin and dump it. However, this is a surefire way to get hurt, as a makeshift ramp may not be strong enough to support you and the weight of a full wheelbarrow. If you will be using a wheelbarrow, get a bin with a door that you can walk in and dump rather than trying to make your own ramp, or ask the rental agency if they have a ramp that comes with a rented bin. This would then securely lock to the side of the bin and be able to support you and the weight of your debris.


7 April 2016