Three Important Considerations for Installing Your Scaffolding Equipment

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If you are planning on hiring a scaffolding system for your construction work, you should think about the access requirements. In simple terms, it is important to acquire a system that will provide expedient elevated access during the building processes. You must ensure that the scaffold can reach the desired maximum height during the construction operations. In addition, your chosen scaffold should be able to support the potential total weight that will be exerted.

26 February 2019

2 Ways To Embrace Wabi-Sabi Style In Your New Kitchen

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After many years of sleek, flawless kitchens in minimalist and monochromatic styles, there has been a recent swing towards a less harsh and more relaxed look. This is clearly illustrated by the emergence of wabi-sabi design, which is being seen in kitchens all around the country. Wabi-sabi style is based on ancient Japanese Zen principles which embraces imperfection, texture and the richness of life. A wabi-sabi inspired kitchen looks and feels warm, welcoming and lived in, which is a direct contrast to the cultivated simplicity and clean lines of minimalism.

30 January 2019

Considerations When Hiring a Marine Contractor

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If you live near a body of water or plan to establish a business near one, you may need some construction work on the shore or inside the body of water. The best way to conduct such works is by hiring a marine contractor. Marine contractors have specialised equipment such as dredgers, barges and self-elevating platforms needed to complete marine projects. Below are important considerations to make when choosing a marine contractor.

7 January 2019

Signs Your Business Needs Waterproofing

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Is your business smelling a little musty? Although many people associate waterproofing with keeping basements dry, it's a technique that can prevent dampness anywhere in your building. When you use commercial waterproofing, you can prevent expensive repairs in the future and maintain a more hygienic environment today. Aside from musty smells and the presence of mould, there are other warning signs you should look out for. Efflorescence is making its way into your walls

14 December 2018

3 Ways Trees Can Damage Your Home's Foundation

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Trees can create shady spots in your garden, help make your home more private and generally enhance the way a property looks. Unfortunately, trees can also damage your home's foundation. It's not something that most people take the time to think about, but damage caused by trees is one of the most common reasons for foundation repair. Given the expense and inconvenience associated with home foundation work—not to mention the risk of considerable property damage when your foundation is compromised—this is something you'll want to avoid.

17 October 2018

Two Ways To Remove Excess Soil From A Construction Boring Project

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During outdoor renovations at home, there is often excess material left over that needs to be dealt with sooner rather than later. As someone who is taking advantage of the spring weather to have a directional hole bored, ready for a new water well, you're wondering what to do about the excess dirt created by drilling work. Here are two ways to get rid of excess soil created during a direction drilling projection.

28 September 2018

3 Facts that Builders Should Know About Advanced Framing

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Conventional framing techniques often use more materials, which increases the cost of a structure. A typical residential home that is built with traditional framing in mind has 2x6 or 2x4 wood framing members that are spaced at least 16 inches apart. Such homes also have several jack studs, stud corners, double top plates, and multiple headers, coupled with other redundant components. With advanced framing, construction is more resource efficient, leaving extra room for cavity insulation.

5 August 2018