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Blocked Drains? 3 of The Most Common Offenders

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Blocked drains are one of the most common reasons why Australians need to call their local plumber. Whether you are a homeowner or renting, you will most likely have experienced, or will one day experience, the inconvenience of having a blocked drain. Whilst your plumber will be able to assist you in unblocking your drains, prevention is the best remedy. Here are the three most common offenders when it comes to blocking up domestic drains.

24 January 2017

Things to Think About Before Adding a Driveway to Your Property

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Adding a driveway to your property is a great way to enhance its kerb-appeal and thus increase its value. It's also a very practical home improvement that provides you and anyone visiting your home with easy access to your house. If you're thinking about having a driveway installed, here are a few things you should consider before you begin this process.   Concrete or Asphalt? Most driveways are made using either concrete or asphalt.

10 October 2016

Lap Pool Cleanliness

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If you're a keen swimmer and would like the convenience of a swimming pool in your home, then you might want to consider lap pool installation. These pools are specifically designed to allow you to swim longer distances and practice your lengths to increase your cardiovascular fitness;however, unlike regular home pools, they tend to be a lot longer and less wide. As with every pool, you'll need to maintain it to ensure that it remains hygienic and clean, and if you've never owned a pool before, then knowing how to do this may be difficult and a little bit daunting.

30 September 2016

3 Budget-Friendly Alternatives To Solid Timber Flooring

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Timber floors are an enduringly popular choice for Australian home-owners. They bring warmth and a sense of natural beauty to a home, and they're at home in practically every style of d├ęcor. Unfortunately, solid hard-wood timber flooring also comes with a fairly hefty price tag, which may be out of reach for many people. If you love the look of timber flooring but aren't in a financial situation to be able to afford the real thing, then here are three budget-friendly options for you to consider.

30 September 2016

Pros and Cons of Three Roofing Options for Mobile Homes

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If your mobile home needs a new roof, you may be wondering which type of roof to consider. There are several different options with varying pros and cons related to all of them. Here's a look at three of the most popular options and what to consider while making your decision: 1. Rubber Membrane Pros Rubber membranes are often used in commercial roofing applications, but these membranes also work perfectly for trailer homes.

29 September 2016

Tips to Purchasing Tiles for Small Bathrooms

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If you are to go tile shopping, you will find that you will have an abundance of colours and designs to make a selection of. This can seem quite overwhelming, especially if you had not put some thought into your vision for your bathroom. Do not be tempted to simply pick and choose the tiles in accordance to what catches your fancy, though. As this could lead to a jumbled mess of design elements on your bathroom, making it look disorganized.

29 September 2016

Comparing Open-Frame Vs Closed-Frame Server Racks

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If you have a business and want to have a phone, data or computer network installed, you will need to seek data cabling services from a private contractor. And one of the main requirements for a data cabling system is server racks. Generally, there are open-frame server racks and closed-frame racks. Open-frame racks feature an open design without any walling panels, unlike closed-frame racks. In this article, find out how these two designs compare when it comes to your data and maintenance needs.

28 September 2016

Asbestos on Construction Sites: Its Dangers and Ways to Control It

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The presence of asbestos in the soil on construction sites is a hazard that contractors should be ready to manage. Asbestos can cause serious health complications to workers and other personnel during construction. Here you will learn the dangers associated with asbestos in the soil and measures that can be taken to protect the employees and prevent its exposure to the environment. How does asbestos occur in the soil? The most common cause of asbestos in the soil is structural renovations and demolition projects in which a thorough inspection of asbestos was never carried out.

28 September 2016

Living on a Shed on Your Rural Block

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It can be extremely expensive to build a full urban style homestead on a rural block. Many landowners instead opt for a rural shed as a living option either as a temporary option whilst they save enough for their final home or even as a low-cost longer-term option. Here are some things to consider as you plan a rural shed construction.  Insulation Living in rural areas can often make you very aware of the highs and lows of temperature over the year.

27 September 2016

Green Plumbing Alternatives You Could Consider

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As water supplies keep decreasing, tougher water restrictions are being out into place all over the country. This has led a significant number of people to analyze their water usage and seek alternative ways to meet their water demands. If your region is not under any water restrictions, it does not mean that you should not look into ways to enhance your plumbing in an attempt to improve upon your water usage.

27 September 2016