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4 Trends Shaping the Future of Residential Design

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The explosion of the housing market, aging population and dampened economic growth forecast are defining the next surge of architectural trends in residential design. Our lives today have impacted the design of our residences, and this has created some unique trends in architecture and design.  Open-Plan Spaces Open-plan spaces are geared towards connectivity and interaction. It caters to the growing trend of home interaction, as people are spending more time entertaining without leaving the house.…

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4 Tips for Recoating Cooling Towers Effectively

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Cooling towers that were made from metals can gradually start corroding once the protective coating on their surface degrades. Recoating the metal surfaces can help to prolong the service life of the cooling tower so that premature failure of the system is avoided. This article discusses some useful tips that you can implement during the recoating project. Set the Schedule Carefully Some coatings fail to adhere effectively because building owners rush to return the cooling tower to service when the coating hasn’t cured fully.…

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Answers to Two Commonly-Asked Questions about Roof Hail Damage

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Hail storms can do a lot of damage, even to a previously sturdy roof. If you’ve experienced a hail storm, you know that it can cause great damage to roofs, gutters, landscaping, windows, siding and even your car. One of the best ways to ensure you are prepared, especially if you live in a hailstorm-prone area, is to be armed with knowledge to both prevent excessive damage and react in a timely manner if your home is damaged.…

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5 Points to Consider If You're Planning a Knock Down Rebuild Project

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Nationwide, 7 percent of new home builds are actually knock down rebuilds, and in some parts of the country, like New South Wales, the number is over 10 percent. A knock down rebuild can be a great alternative to a renovation or settling on “the wrong home” in your dream neighbourhood. However, there are some key things you need to consider before you start tearing down an existing home and planning a new one.…

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Cost Reducing Tips When Opting For Skip Bin Hire

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Skip bin hire is a convenient service for a wide assortment of projects. Whether you are merely looking to declutter and spring clean your home or are planning on extensive renovations and landscaping, you would need an efficient way to eliminate all the waste that you create. However, some people may assume that opting for skip hire would be too expensive for their budget. In reality, there are various ways that you could cut on costs as long as you know what to focus on.…

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Potential Hazards Associated with Concrete Core Drilling and How They Can Be Mitigated

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Core drilling contractors are the go-to tradespeople when you need to drill through hard, concrete surfaces like concrete walls, floors and ceilings. These professionals know how to get the job done quickly and efficiently, but more importantly, they are well-aware of the dangers related to the job, and what needs to be done to ensure the safety of workers. There are many inherent health and safety hazards associated with concrete core drilling.…

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When You Should Use Professional Land Surveyors for Your Property

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As a residential property owner, you will have several times during your home ownership where land surveying may arise. Though you can usually use the deed to your property as a reference, there are some cases where this may not work or may not be valid for your purposes. You may also want to try getting the measurements of the property on your own. Before you do this, consider the times when you should use professional land surveyors and why:…

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No Pain, No Stain: The Benefits Of Having Your Next Water Tank Made From Stainless Sheet Steel

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Whether you’re constructing a modest rainwater collection system or an industrial-scale water treatment plant (or anything in between), you will need durable, reliable water tanks for storing your precious liquids, and choosing the right material for your next water tank can often mean the difference between a useful tank and a rusting, leaking mess. A wide variety of materials are used to fabricate water tanks, from inexpensive thermoplastics to formidable concrete, but one of the most versatile materials used to make water tanks is stainless steel.…

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Benefits of Using Aluminium Scaffolding on Your Worksite

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When you decide to purchase, rather than hire out, scaffolding for your worksite, you may be facing several choices. One of the choices that you will notice is the option to use aluminium scaffolding over steel or other metals. You may be wondering how this will benefit you in the long run. Here are a few of the benefits you should consider before making your choice. Mobility Benefits One of the leading benefits of aluminium scaffolding over other metals is the mobility.…

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Two steps to take after your construction site has been broken in to

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Construction sites often contain valuable equipment and building materials, much of which is left outside, where it can be accessed with relative ease. Sites are also usually left completely vacant at night and as such, are easier for thieves to break into than residential properties, which are almost always occupied by their owners after dark. For these two reasons, professional thieves frequently target construction sites. If your site has been broken into, here are two steps you should take immediately afterwards.…

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