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3 Things You Need to Know Before Commencing Repairs On Your Plasterboard Ceiling

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If you own a house that was built in the 1950s, chances are that its ceiling is made of plasterboard. Repair of plasterboard ceiling is done differently compared to modern day ceilings due to its unique qualities. Any sort of repair demands careful consideration to avoid making glaring mistakes, literally. If you prefer the DIY approach to fixing your plasterboard ceiling, this article is meant for you. It offers useful pointers to consider before commencing the repair work. Read More»

Top Ways to Attract and Recruit the Best Drivers for Your Construction Vehicles

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The transport aspect of the construction business is highly critical because it involves the movement of construction workers, materials and equipment to various project sites. It is therefore a no brainer that well-trained and highly experienced drivers are required to ensure that these crucial construction project inputs are transported wherever they are needed safely and efficiently. If you are presently looking for the best drivers for your construction vehicles, you should be ready to square things off with other construction companies that also want to attract this talent. Read More»

The Various Kinds of Soil Tests Carried Out for Building Construction Purposes

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Soil testing is carried out for various purposes, depending on the intended use of the land including agricultural, mining, landscaping and construction. In the construction industry, soil tests may be conducted to assess whether the soil on a particular lot of land is suitable for a proposed building construction project. Usually, soil testing is required before building permits can be issued, but the soil engineer may conduct further tests on the soil when construction work is ongoing just to make sure that prevailing soil conditions are consistent with those observed during the initial analysis of the soil. Read More»

Four Essential Tips On How To Negotiate With New Home Builders

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For most people, they prefer to own a newly constructed house as opposed to purchasing an old one. The reason behind this mostly lies in the benefits of buying a home from new home builders, which include, customization, reduced repairs as well as warranty protection. Nonetheless, procuring a house from a new home builder is more expensive than purchasing a pre-existing house due to the new fixtures and design. For first time buyers, the price difference could be a deal breaker; however, below are some tips you can utilize to negotiate with the new home builder. Read More»

Building Design: Unique Flooring Options You Can Consider to Make a Statement

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If your flooring has started to appear dull and worn out, you may be considering replacing it with the same material. However, if you are looking to make a statement in your home by creating visual interest on your floors, then you may want to contemplate unique materials that will make your interior spaces stand out. So what are some of the unique flooring options that you could consider to make a statement with your home’s design? Read More»

Residential Timber Decking Maintenance Tips

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It is a no brainer – timber is the go-to material for residential decking in Australia. But unlike a verandah or a porch, a deck does not have a roof installed over it, meaning the timber will need to be protected from harsh weather elements. Even though treated wood eventually gets weather-beaten, unregulated exposure to humidity, rain and the sun can run down the wood prematurely, resulting in costly repairs and early replacements. Read More»

Don't Make A Blind Choice! Your Patio Depends On It

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Blinds are perhaps the most common accessories likely to be found in residential patios. Installation of new blinds or the replacement of old, defective ones both allow you greater control over the amount of light that reaches your “chill spot”. The affordability of materials used to make patio blinds shouldn’t be your main criterion for choosing one material over the other(s). This article compares various properties of materials commonly used to make blinds. Read More»

Specialty Plumbers: Different types of plumbers and their specialties

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To most people, plumbers are the people called upon when their basic plumbing repair needs exceed the expertise of their close friends and relatives. However, there are professional plumbers whose specialty exceeds fixing leaky faucets and burst pipes. Depending on the nature of an individual’s plumbing needs, it is essential to understand the various plumber specialties so as to know which one to call upon when the need arises. The more specialized tradesmen tackle more complicated problems such as designing, modifying and distributing complex plumbing systems that are essential for day to day life. Read More»

Pros and Cons of Wood Laminate Flooring

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If you are working on home renovations, you might decide to replace your current flooring. When you want the look of wood, but don’t want the cost and other drawbacks of real hardwood, wood laminate is the next best thing. It is important to understand both the advantages and disadvantages so you can decide if wood laminate is the best option for your home. Pro: It provides a consistent, attractive wood look Read More»

How Can I Conserve Water on a Septic Tank System

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If you are new to having a septic tank system, then the idea of having too high of a water flow into the tank may be new to you. You may have been told by your contractor that you need to limit the water flow in order to prevent the pipe to the septic tank from having issues, from having water backup into the home, and from having issues with tank overflow. Read More»