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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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What to Discuss With a Potential Mining Transport Company

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What to Discuss With a Potential Mining Transport Company

Working a mine successfully means more than just harvesting the materials; you need a good transport company to get them to a refinery or buyer once the harvesting part is done. Transportation for the mining industry is not like trucking for a standard commercial facility, as there is a difference between hauling mined goods and hauling boxes. Note a few things to discuss with a potential mining transport company so you better understand these differences and know what’s involved with their services. Hazardous and radioactive Hazardous...

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How to Load a Skip Bin the Right Way

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Load a Skip Bin the Right Way

Skip bins are essential for day-to-day disposal of household trash and the occasional cleaning or renovation project. After hiring the right skip bin for your needs, it is essential to know how to use it correctly for maximum efficiency. The way you load your skip bin can determine how much you pay for your skip hire services. Of course, you want to minimize costs as much as possible during the period you will be using the skip bin. Read on for tips on how to load your bin for maximum efficiency and how to avoid unnecessary costs. How can you...

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