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Material World: Choosing The Right Material For Your Conservatory’s New Bi-Fold Doors

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Bi-fold doors can be a great addition to any conservatory, providing an excellent combination of visibility, natural light and security. However, any door, bi-fold or not, is only as good as the materials it is made from, and bi-fold doors are available in a wide variety of building materials suited to different purposes. As such, you should take stock of the advantages and disadvantages of each individual material before deciding which is best for your new conservatory door. Timber This classic choice of door material fits wonderfully well...

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How Can I Conserve Water on a Septic Tank System

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

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. If this is the case, then you may be looking at ways to limit water consumption and waste, but be at a loss on how to do it. Here are few methods you may not have thought of or been...

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Avoid These 3 Mistakes When Cleaning an Epoxy Floor

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Epoxy floors are quite easy to clean because they aren’t porous. All the dirt and grime remains on their surface. However, one should avoid making several mistakes when cleaning an epoxy floor. This article discusses some of the mistakes that you should avoid when you are cleaning the new epoxy floor in your garage. Mistake 1: Using Natural Fibre Mops Always select synthetic fibre mops for cleaning your epoxy floor. Natural fibre mops should be avoided during this cleaning process because particles from the natural fibre mop tend to...

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Should You Have a Boundary Survey Before Building an Extension in Your Property?

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Building an extension on your property can create additional room to accommodate your growing family or allow extra space for activities that weren’t possible before. Depending on the placement and size of the extension, it is possible for the structure to approach or surpass the previously set boundary line. If this happens and your neighbor lodges a complaint, your project may be halted, or you may even be forced to demolish a part of the structure. Boundary line lawsuits as far as extensions are concerned rarely favor the builder as...

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Consider Your Drainage Options When Building Extra Car Parking Space

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

When businesses expand, they often need to find more space for customers to park their cars. This sounds simple. On the face of it, all you need to do is clear some land, lay some asphalt and paint some parking spaces on the surface. However, there’s a lot more to building car parks than just laying a level asphalt surface. Water management is one of the most important things to remember when laying out both car parks and access paths. If people can’t get from their vehicles to your front doors without getting their feet wet,...

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Recycling for a Cleaner Australia

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Reducing the amount of waste the average household produces is a key component of Australia’s Clean Land Plan; a scheme started by the government’s Department of the Environment. By controlling waste management and by contributing to the revegetation of urban environments, everyone can help to create a cleaner and more sustainable community. Following these tips will help you to minimise your own waste at home and contribute greatly to environmental welfare, particularly if you are busy with work or children and are unable to...

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Four Tips to Extend the Life of Pine Sleepers Used in Raised Garden Beds

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you are making a garden bed out of treated pine sleepers, you may be wondering how to get them to last as long as possible. Luckily, there are a number of things you can do. Check out these ideas: 1. Insist on treated wood. When looking for pine sleepers, you may find both treated and untreated options. In the interest of longevity, always choose treated wood. The treatments are designed to keep bugs at bay, and they also improve the lifespan of the timber, protecting it from water, sun and other potentially corrosive elements. 2. Look for...

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Some Tips and Reminders When Choosing a Solar Power System for the Home

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

A solar power system can reduce your electric bill and also reduce the amount of pollution for which you’re responsible; power plants create fumes and emissions as they create electricity, so the less electricity you use from these plants, the less pollution they will create. Solar power is also good in areas where city-supplied power is spotty or unreliable. Whatever your reasons for choosing a solar powered system for the home, note a few simple but very important tips and reminders for making your choice. Note the mounting If your...

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Choosing a covering for your patio

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Covering your patio is a great way to keep your patio protected from many types of weather than otherwise can make the time you spend relaxing on your patio less comfortable. A cover prevents puddles of rainwater from forming on your patio floor while also offering protection against wind and the debris carried by that wind. Getting a cover for your patio can be a complicated process, as the choice you make need to live up to your expectations while also suit your patio aesthetically. However, knowing a little bit about the different options...

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3 Special Conditions You Must Remedy Before Sealing Asphalt Driveways

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Some asphalt surface conditions may not be talked about in the literature of asphalt sealer manufacturers. Consequently, you may not cater for those conditions when you are preparing your asphalt driveway for sealing. The result is that the sealer may degrade sooner than you had expected. This article discusses three of those uncommon conditions that you should be on the lookout for as you prepare to seal the driveway of your home. Polished Aggregate Prolonged use can make the aggregate on some parts of the driveway (such as around your...

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