Granny Flats and Other Useful Ideas for Expansion

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»