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4 Plumbing Pipe Types to Choose From

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Whether you are DIYer who would like to perform some repairs on your water supply system or you are planning to build a new home, choosing what type of water pipe to use can be daunting. This is because there are so many options out there and there isn’t enough information to help ordinary people make an informed choice. This article discusses the major water pipe kinds available so that you can choose the best for your needs. Copper Pipes There are many reasons why copper would be the first choice pipe material; it is very durable and...

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How to evaluate commercial kerbing contractors

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Whether on a road, in schools, churches, parking lots, playgrounds, gardens and residential estates, kerbs are a common sight. These are mouldings that are laid on the ground as a distinct separation between two different parts of the ground. For example, they can be laid out to separate a road from a footpath, or to separate a walkway from the grass area. These mouldings are popular for their role as boundary indicators. Modern design has seen production of stylized and unique kerbs which help to add aesthetic value to the area in which they...

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Demolition Contractors Must Have a Special License to Remove Asbestos

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When it comes to any type of demolition, be it in a home or office building, only licensed demolition contractors should be hired for the job. Currently, each jurisdiction is allowed to have different regulations for licensing standard demolition contractors. Regardless of the varying requirements, if the contractor is being hired to help remove asbestos from a building, then they are required to have specialized training and licensing. There are two major levels, or classes, the company hired to do the removal should hold either a Class A or...

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Blind Rivets in Home Improvement

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Blind rivets are easy to install especially when compared to variations such as cold and hot rivets. Blind rivets are generally tubular with a mandrel at the middle. They are also weaker and more susceptible to corrosion than their counterparts especially in industrial applications. However, they are highly suitable for joining relatively thin pieces of metal as well as wood and plastics even without access to both sides of the material. Therefore, these are the ideal fasteners for use in home improvement projects. Consider these great...

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Advantages Of Soil Stabilisation In Paving Construction

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Soil stabilisation is one of the technologies applied when constructing roads and pavements. Its application centers on the excavation and grading processes. Like all technologies, soil stabilisation seeks to make paving construction easier and saves costs through a number of ways. Increases the weight-bearing capacity of the soil Under normal circumstances, the soil is too weak to sustain pressure from vehicle use. This is why the grading process is carried out so comprehensively. However, some sites have soils that are too weak to form a...

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DIY Guide on Minor Roof Repairs

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The most common roofing problems are damaged or missing shingles, faulty vents and leaks. These problems may happen as a result of harsh weather or due to the natural wear and tear. The best thing is that you can easily repair these minor problems yourself. Most people perceive roofing repair to be very difficult. Perhaps it is the fear of heights that deters most people from making attempts. However, if you get past your fear, you will find that roof repairs are not too complicated. Below is a guide on how to fix these issues. Repairing...

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How to sparkle up the reception area in your office

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

So you have been trying to brighten up your office reception space fruitlessly. You have tried all colours and patterns of drapes and painted the walls with the most dramatic colours. You have tried different kinds of seats and flower vases. You have even tried using neon lights, yet something still feels off. Have you ever thought about altering the floor? The floor is one of the most overlooked components of any kind of occupational space, be it in homes or offices. After all, the purpose of the floor is to be stepped on right? However,...

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Environmental Considerations For Horizontal Directional Drilling

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) creates considerable environmental concerns due to two main reasons: Drilling fluids and other wastes may find their way into terrestrial and aquatic surfaces HDD activities involve disturbance of soil and vegetation, which interferes with the habitats for the organisms in the affected areas. Although some measures may be put in place to minimise environmental damage–for instance, creating HDD crossings at watercourse crossings–it is not possible to eliminate all adverse environmental effects...

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3 Tips for Creating a Water Saving Landscape

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Like many Australian householders faced with the current water restrictions, you might want to consider a new landscape or garden makeover designed for better water efficiency. Use these practical strategies to help you create a water saving landscape and help reduce your water consumption. You will also enjoy the associated benefit of a much reduced water bill. Consider Overall Design Factors Think about reducing your lawn area or possibly removing it entirely, since lawns are voracious water guzzlers. Instead, replace with drought-adapted...

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Understanding the Process of Shopfitting

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Shopfitting refers to the process of fitting out a service shop, retail shop or other types of stores with the equipment necessary to enable it to excel in servicing clients. Shopfitting also includes refurbishing public buildings as well as offices. The exercise is undertaken by shopfitting companies such as Altran Project Management Pty Ltd, which is responsible for the entire process from planning and designing the store layout all the way to supplying and fitting the equipment as required. This article discusses the process involved...

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Household Considerations After Installing Home Alarm Systems

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It is pertinent to be thorough when contemplating home alarm systems. One of the best ways of doing this would be to factor in the features you should have in their home rather than the items that you can do without. So what are some of the things you should consider for additional security after installing a home alarm system? Locking systems. When intruders are trying to gain entry into your home, the first thing they will do is size up your locking systems. This is what will enable them decide whether they can bypass or hack into...

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