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»
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»
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»
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»
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»