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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

Cooling Towers: Film Fill vs Splash Fill

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For a cooling tower to work efficiently, it is vital that heat transfer is maximised. The efficiency of a cooling tower is determined by several factors, but one of the main factors in the type of tower fill which is used to increase the contact time and surface area between water and air. There are two types of tower fill, film fill and splash fill. Below is a guide to each of these types of fill media.

26 September 2016

Engineering Surveys: Structural Monitoring For Your Ongoing Construction Projects

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Engineering surveying is a broad discipline that covers everything from land surveys to construction engineering. However, one of the services offered under this professional discipline is structural monitoring. If you have a building that is under construction, engineering surveys offer structural monitoring to let you know if the build is going as it should, to update you on external factors that you need to consider and to help with planning. Read on to learn more.

26 September 2016

3 Things You Shouldn't Overlook When Hiring the Services of a Roof Contractor

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Roofing is a huge investment for your home. If you do not get it right during installation, there is a high risk of living with several malfunctions such as improper heat insulation or a small attic that you cannot utilise for extra living space. Preferably, you should call in a professional to deal with your roof during installation, replacement and any maintenance that presents technical challenges. When hiring a roofing contractor, here are some of the things that you should not overlook to get the most of their services:

20 September 2016

Getting the Most Value of the Screws in Your DIY Metal Roof Installation Project

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Metal roofing is usually an excellent choice for many homeowners because of its durability and versatility, among other advantages. If you are a DIY enthusiast, the task to install the metal roofing on your own house is something you can manage. You can't roof without using screws, and so, how well you focus on every tiny detail of the screws will make the difference between a long-lasting roof and a poor one.

7 September 2016

Hot Water Heater Maintenance: A Guide

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A major cause of hot water heater failure is because homeowners fail to carry out basic maintenance task. Properly maintaining a hot water heater will extend its life and prevent breakdowns. Below are some basic maintenance task you should carry out on your hot water heater. Drain the Hot Water Tank As time passes, sediment can begin to accumulate at the bottom of the water heater tank. The source of the sediment is often natural minerals which have dissolved into the domestic water supply.

26 August 2016

Foundation Repair Options That You Could Consider

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For most people, their home is considered an investment. Not only is this one of the biggest purchases that you will make, but keeping it in good condition means making a considerable profit if you decide to sell it. One of the challenges that you may face as a homeowner is foundation repair. A weak foundation or one that is deteriorating is not safe as it makes the home unstable. As such, any foundation problems that one encounters should be attended to as fast as possible.

25 August 2016

Roller Garage Doors: 3 Frequently Asked Questions

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If you are considering investing in a new garage door, your choice isn't limited to the tradition design that swings outwards over your driveway and folds up against the ceiling of your garage. You could choose a roller door, which offers a more compact design which is great if you have a small driveway and you are concerned about your garage door swinging out and hitting your car of a member of your family.

25 August 2016

Why Use a Hiring Company for Warehouse Labour?

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Warehouse labour may not seem very specialised to you; company owners may assume that working in a warehouse simply means stocking shelves and pulling inventory when needed. However, jobs found in the warehousing industry are often more complicated than that, and hiring warehouse labour on your own can also be more complicated than you realise. There are some very good reasons why you should leave this to a hiring company.

25 August 2016