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How Businesses Can Cut Down Electricity Bills

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How Businesses Can Cut Down Electricity Bills

Most businesses operating in Australia rely on electricity supplied by electric utility companies to perform their daily operations. The biggest challenge that these businesses face, however, is that they have absolutely no say in the cost of electricity and usually have to pay whatever rates the electricity provider charges. For that reason, it makes good sense to be electricity-savvy. If you are interested in keeping your commercial electricity bills down, here are a couple of effective tips you can follow in order to save on electricity....

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The illuminating benefits of using skylights in classrooms and commercial buildings

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The illuminating benefits of using skylights in classrooms and commercial buildings

When you first think of skylights, your first thoughts might go to fancy villas or shopping malls; however, as it so happens, implementing a skylight into classrooms can actually increase the performance and productivity of school students. Moreover, the adoption of skylights in commercial buildings has been proven to significantly save energy costs over time. As such, it is little wonder that skylight window manufacturers have had more demand than ever over the past few decades. The secret benefits of using skylights in classrooms As...

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How to Add Value to Your Home by Installing a Tennis Court

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Add Value to Your Home by Installing a Tennis Court

A tennis court can make a big difference to the resale value of your home. On one hand, if you have a larger property, installing a tennis court plays to the expectations of wealthy buyers. According to Australian real estate agents, there are a few status symbols that high-end buyers expect from any property, with tennis courts ranking alongside swimming pools. So if you have a larger property and want to attract as many potential buyers as possible, a tennis court is a sound investment. But installing a tennis court isn’t just for...

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Some Common Problems Associated With Concrete Core Drilling With Diamond Core Bits and How to Solve Them

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Some Common Problems Associated With Concrete Core Drilling With Diamond Core Bits and How to Solve Them

Almost all concrete structures will require core drilling services at some stage. Concrete core drilling is critical for a wide variety of applications such as plumbing and electrical installations where circular holes are required. The use of diamond core bits in concrete core drilling jobs is commonplace. But just like with any other piece of mechanical equipment, the use of diamond core bits for concrete core drilling is associated with a number of issues that should concern any operator. Read on to get acquainted with some of the most...

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Some Common Causes of Concrete Cracking

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Some Common Causes of Concrete Cracking

A common saying in concrete construction is that concrete will always crack, but the formation of cracks on concrete structures is a matter that should concern property owners. This is because, if the cracks are not repaired in good time, they may result in serious and costly structural integrity issues. Therefore, it is in your best interest as the owner of a concrete building to know what causes concrete to crack so you can take steps to control the problem. Though cracks may form in concrete because of several factors, here are some of the...

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The Charm of a More Independent, Sustainable Lifestyle

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Charm of a More Independent, Sustainable Lifestyle

With monthly utility bills on the rise and an increasingly aging infrastructure, the idea of a more independent, sustainable lifestyle is gaining popularity in Australia. More and more families are making a decision to live off the grid and experience the benefits of the true freedom of living and at the same time lessening their impact on the environment. What it means to go off the grid Beyond just getting away for a while in your little winter cabin, getting off grid means your home is not connected to public utilities that are in charge...

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When a Residential Home Might Need a Roller Door

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on When a Residential Home Might Need a Roller Door

A roller door is a bit different than a standard residential garage door; most garage doors come in just one panel that swings out and then gets pushed up onto a track along the garage ceiling. A roller door is made of many panels and each section hinges as the door opens onto a track. Some are also equipped with a housing unit above the door; the door panels roll up onto each other and then stay inside that housing unit rather than along the garage ceiling. If you’re in the market for a new garage door, note when a roller door may be...

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When You Hit The “Rock” Bottom: 2 FAQs

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on When You Hit The “Rock” Bottom: 2 FAQs

Several factors may increase the estimated wait time for lap pool installation in your backyard. These factors include the breaking down of pool excavation equipment and unforeseen challenges on the location of installation. A common unforeseen challenge is the presence of enormous rocks within the lower layers of soil, which your pool contractor is likely to run into mid-way through the excavation exercise. This article answers two questions you’re likely to have if you’ve hit the “rock” bottom. What Options Are...

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What Is Engineered Timber Flooring and Reasons to Consider It

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Is Engineered Timber Flooring and Reasons to Consider It

Selecting flooring for your home is one of the most important decisions you will make for your residence. Opting for flooring that is not suitable to your lifestyle can prove to be quite costly at the end of the road, as you would have to resort to replacing your flooring when it becomes worse for wear. As such, it is not advisable to simply choose flooring based on the prestige associated with it. Instead, you need to assess how much traffic it will be exposed to and if it will be easy to maintain. Although natural wood flooring is a popular...

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Pitched Roofs: Why You Should Stick to This Conventional Design

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pitched Roofs: Why You Should Stick to This Conventional Design

A roof structure is a crucial part of a home design. Besides the aesthetic appeal of a roof, it should be strong to protect you from elements and withstand the test of time. Choosing between a pitched roof and a flat roof will depend on your budget, personal preference, and planning and building codes. Although the flat roof system is receiving worldwide acceptance, this article gives you reasons why you should stick to the conventional pitched roof structure.  Flexibility and Maximum Space — Pitched roofs create much room to build...

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