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3 Tips on Designing an Extension for Your Home

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Uncategorized |

You may want a larger home, but you don’t necessarily want to get involved in the process and expense of buying a larger home. Another option is to design a building extension for your current home. Yes, renovations are expensive, but they are a lot less costly than the price of a new home. This will give you the space you need, and it is going to add to the resale value of your home. Before you can get into the actual building process, you need to consider three things: design/planning, and your budget, and your neighbours. The...

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DYI Projects | Top ways to finish timber products

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Wood products can have a very fantastic look. They bring out a traditional feel that many people love whether on doors or as structures in their home such as the dining table. However, they are vulnerable to moisture and can be greatly affected by bugs. That’s why a finish is applied to the products. Any timber DYIer needs to know about the different kinds of wood finishes that are available and how they impact any piece of timber. Here’s a list of some of the most useful timber products available for your projects: Green...

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How Dirty AC Filters Increase Operating Costs

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Ducted air conditioners rely on several air filters to remove particulates like dust and allergens from the air that is circulated in your home. If these filters are not cleaned regularly, the dirt that accumulates will drive up your costs of using that air conditioning system. This article discusses some of the ways by which dirty AC filters increase costs. Use this information as a driving force to prompt you to clean the filters regularly in order to keep operating costs low: Slowing the Fan Blades When dirt accumulates within your ducted...

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How Does a Split System AC Differ from a Window AC Unit?

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you want to install a ductless air conditioning system, you have two options to choose from. You can install a window air conditioning unit or you can opt for a split system AC unit. This article discusses how these two systems differ. Construction The most obvious factor that differentiates a split system air conditioner from a window unit is the construction. The compressor, evaporator, expansion valve and all other components of the window AC system are all contained in one enclosed box. This box is then placed on a windowsill or in an...

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Tips on How to Protect Your Landscaping Work With Proper Drainage

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Well-manicured gardens are the pride and joy of every landscaper. It takes time, money and a great deal of dedication to finally carve out your garden into your dream outdoor space. However, your landscaping efforts do not just stop at a beautiful garden. You need to put in some effort to ensure your garden remains in good condition by installing drainage systems. Read on to see how and why you should do this. Why is a drainage system so important? Unfortunately, many people only focus on the looks of their garden and forget about the vital...

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Choosing The Right Type Of Scaffolding For A Renovation Project

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Uncategorized |

When working on home renovation projects or on project at a commercial facility, renting scaffolding can make it easier and safer for everyone. Trying to be on ladders can be dangerous on its own but it becomes even more so when you’re juggling tools and equipment for the project. Before you decide to rent scaffolding, it’s good to understand the different types so you ensure you choose the right one for your project. While the rental agency can help you determine the best choice, note the following so you know what to expect and...

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3 Trendy Ways To Uplift The Look of Timber Floors

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Timber floors are an ideal addition to any home—providing a sense of warmth and character to any room they inhabit. The timeless appeal of timber flooring makes it a classic choice for most homeowners who desire a rustically elegant look for their home. And while timber floors look fantastic on their own, there are some trendy additions that could make them look even better. Emerging trends have transformed floors into the focal architectural design element for the room. Here are some trendy ways to uplift the look of the timber flooring in...

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Five Romanesque Elements To Integrate Into Your New Home Design

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Having a new home built doesn’t mean you can’t embrace old styles. To integrate magnificence into your new home, walk through the streets of your favorite city and look for your favorite types of building. Then, draw inspiration from their historic styles. For example, if your favourite buildings are the Queen Victoria Building or the Church of St. John in Sydney, you like Romanesque style, and you should try to emulate some of its elements in your new home’s design. Here are a few Romanesque ideas to get you started: 1....

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DIY Concrete Drilling Precautions to Remember

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

You will soon find yourself having to tackle a concrete drilling project if you are an avid DIYer. When that happens, embark on the project when you are well prepared for it. This article discusses some precautions that you should keep in mind as you take on that concrete drilling project. Prevent Hole Placement Errors by Pre-marking Hole Locations Many DIY enthusiasts find that the holes they took time to drill were in the wrong location, or they slanted instead of being level so they have to begin all over again. Avoid making this mistake...

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Structural Plywood Versus Non Structural Plywood

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Plywood is a wood that is applicable in many construction projects, as it is a thin but durable wood that can be shaped into different configurations. It is also used to make bins, boxes, crates and packaging and is applicable for shelving, cabinetry and structural beams. If you are entering the do-it-yourself world, and you will be using plywood, here are the differences between structural plywood and non-structural plywood. PLYWOOD GRADES Both structural and non-structural plywood are available in what is known as a ‘grade...

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4 Bathroom Upgrades Worth Considering

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

Fundamentally, a bathroom is designed to serve various practical functions. However, that does not mean it cannot be a location for comfort and entertainment. With the help of a professional plumber, here are four bathroom upgrades that you can adopt to guarantee that the time spent in the bathroom is pleasant and comfortable. Heated Floors Homeowners with tiled bathrooms are no strangers to the freezing cold of their bathroom flooring on bare feet especially in the mornings during winter. To deal with the issue, a plumber can install...

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