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Blocked Drains? 3 of The Most Common Offenders

Construction & Contractors Blog

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

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

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

Foundation Repair Options That You Could Consider

Construction & Contractors Blog

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

Why Use a Hiring Company for Warehouse Labour?

Construction & Contractors Blog

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