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Reducing stress when building a house

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Building a new house can be a stressful event, as there is so much riding on the outcome. You want to get into the new house as quickly as possible to limit the time and expense of living somewhere else, but you still want the house to turn out perfectly. Here are some things you can do help make this time a little less stressful.  Schedule some time with the building supervisor Read More»

House Demolition: Simple Tips on Mitigating Potential Liability

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Demolition is a critical process if you are planning on building a new house in place of your old one. You can also perform partial destruction during major renovations. There are different demolition methods that you can select for your project. The common options are mechanical demolition and deconstruction. Basically, the former involves using heavy machinery like crane and wrecking ball, bulldozers and pusher arm equipment for the destruction process. On the other hand, deconstruction involves systematic disassembly of the structure using handheld tools. Read More»

Why It's Best to Call an Electrical Contractor for All Residential Electrical Jobs

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As a homeowner, you may be eager to tackle as many home repair and updating jobs as you can on your own, so you can save money and avoid the hassle of calling around to different contractors. While you may be able to hang drywall or put down floor tile by yourself, there are some very good reasons to always call an electrical contractor when the work involves wiring of any sort. Read More»

Soil Testing To Establish Soil Reactivity

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If you are embarking on a new build, it is prudent to have soil testing done on your land before the foundation is laid out. Although typically most areas are viable for construction, you need to know beforehand if you are dealing with reactive or non-reactive soil. Soil reactivity may sound like a scary term, but it is actually a common condition that occurs in various grades. The lower your soil reactivity, the better the conditions for your new construction. Read More»

Three Interesting Furniture Items To Make From Wooden Pallets

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Wooden pallets have become a trendy source of do-it-yourself furniture. Not only do pallets give the home handyman a free source of wood, but the timber is also usually in good condition. Before embarking on a pallet do-it-yourself furniture project, make sure that the pallet timber is free from discolouration or stains. These signs could mean that the pallet has been contaminated with a chemical, so please don’t risk your health; discard of the pallet and find a clean one to use. Read More»

Using a Portable Toilet Cleanly and Quickly: The Ultimate Guide for Women

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Portable toilets are a fact of life if you happen to enjoy going to outdoor festivals and cultural events. The portable toilet hire company do their best with regards to keeping each cubicle clean, but they can only do so much. It’s arguably women who suffer more when a portable toilet is not clean since you will need to use the seat. There are a number of things you can do to ensure that you can use a portable toilet without having to worry about the mess that other thoughtless patrons might have left behind. Read More»

Getting Familiar with House Underpinning

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Underpinning refers to a construction technique that is implemented in the repair or restoration of your home’s foundation. Although foundation problems tend to develop over time even in the most sturdy of homes, not many people know what this process is or even if they require it or not! Before underpinning can take place, a construction contractor would have to inspect your foundation. This enables them to diagnose the case of damage to your foundation and then establish what course of action would be best. Read More»

Materials to Consider When Contemplating a Verandah

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One of the best things about Australian weather is your ability to create an outdoor living space that you can enjoy all year round. Although decks are a popular choice for this, another type of outdoor living space is a verandah. Depending on how spacious you design it, it could be a space to enjoy some quiet time soaking up the sun, or throw a snag on the barbie and host some friends. Read More»

3 Key Factors You Should Consider Before Buying a Wooden Carport

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Carports provide a cost-effective way to shelter your car if you are not yet ready to build a garage. Wooden carports are some of the most popular carports because of several factors, such as their natural appearance. This article discusses three important factors that you should pay attention to when shopping for a wooden carport. The Weather in Your Area The wooden carport that you buy should be designed to address the weather challenges in your area; otherwise, the carport will collapse quickly. Read More»

All You Need To Know About Aged Timber Supplies

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Whether you are constructing a new home or embarking on renovations to your current residence, chances are you will require timber supplies. However, not many homeowners have heard of aged timber. Rather than using regular timber supplies, here are some of the things that you need to know about aged timber. What is aged timber? This type of timber is wood that is more seasoned than regular timber supplies. Not only does it look unique, it also has a range of other properties that make it more durable than regular timber supplies. Read More»