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Structural Steel: A Guide to 4 Different Shapes and Their Uses

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Steel is one of the most important construction materials out there. Its hardness, strength and durability make it the perfect choice for everything from skyscrapers to bridges. This article takes a quick look at some common types of structural steel shapes and their uses. Angle Steel Angle steel is one of the most common types of structural steel shapes. It's often used in the construction of bridges, buildings, and other large structures.

29 November 2022

Does Hiring the Services of a Building Design Consultant Affect the Outcome of the Process?

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Starting and carrying out a construction project has its challenges. However, the process can be simple and more successful when you hire the right managers. A building design consultant is one of the experts that can help you achieve better results with your construction project. Their primary role is to come up with a design for the building. They also create strategic plans to handle any problems that might occur during the construction project.

3 October 2022

What Asphalt Contractors Have to Consider Before Paving

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You need a new asphalt driveway, so you figure workers just need to remove the remnants of the asphalt that's there now and then spread a new layer, right? Adding asphalt is more complicated than that, however, and one step that many homeowners don't even know about is the one in which the contractors have to choose the type of asphalt they need to use. Asphalt integrity and strength are determined by several factors, including ambient temperature, the region you live in and what the ground is normally subject to.

27 July 2022

Considerations When Hiring A Builder

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A builder's services are vital when building property or improving your current home. As a rule, you need to vet the builder to ensure they are the right fit for the project. Below is an extract with some tips to help you choose a builder.  Project Suitability Is the builder suitable for your project? Examine the following;  Inquire whether the builder has engaged in similar projects. It is especially so when the construction works involve complex works such as building retaining walls, retrofitting homes or building swimming pools.

16 May 2022

Choosing a Water Pump for Your Construction Project

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The primary function of a water pump is to move water from one area to another. On construction sites, it's typically used for dewatering — that is, removing excess water from a site so that construction can commence. Water can accumulate on a construction site because of heavy rain or a high groundwater table. When selecting a water pump for your construction job, you should keep in mind that not all water pumps are created equal.

21 March 2022

Are you concerned about asbestos in your home?

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Do you think that you have found asbestos on your property? One problem with asbestos is that it isn't always easy to identify. Different types of asbestos can be quite different in appearance, and several harmless substances can be mistaken for asbestos if they are simply inspected by the naked eye. If you are suspicious of any material, it is always wise to test it. It might be safe, or it might be blue, white or brown asbestos.

17 January 2022

3 Reasons Your Older Home Might Require Additional Underpinning

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Many of Australia's largest cities and towns have been settled for hundreds of years and there are still many old homes that have survived decades with different owners and changing renovations. In all this time, often the foundations have not been touched and still largely resemble what they did when they were first put in and that can sometimes cause issues. If you have reason to believe your foundations aren't as solid as they once were, because you can feel the floor sagging or have noticed the foundations shifting in an inspection, then here's why you might need additional underpinning.

22 November 2021

Why You Need To Hire A Lands Surveyor

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Land surveyors are a critical aspect of your commercial or residential construction project. The professionals survey the land and subdivide it to your required specifications. If you are conflicted about hiring a surveyor, read the extract below for some compelling reasons why you need their services. Subdivision Regulations Each local council has a set of regulations that govern the subdivision and surveying of land. These regulations ensure controlled development and prevent land from depreciating.

4 October 2021

Why shop fit-outs should matter to your business

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How easy is it for visitors to your store to find what they want? Have you found that some people tend to miss items on the shelf or that they need to ask for help to locate the product that they need? Are there times that the aisles can become crowded and queues form as people struggle to navigate around browsing customers? Either of these situations could be a sign that your shop layout needs to be improved.

24 August 2021

Design Ideas for Your Pergola

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Australia's freakishly hot summer days are making many homeowners look at ways of spending more time outdoors. Building a pergola is a fantastic way to create the perfect place for outdoor relaxation in your home. But before committing to the project, you'll need to carefully think through the design of your new alfresco living area.  Here's some design inspiration for your pergola construction project.  Pergola over a deck Building your pergola atop an existing deck is a clever way to raise it up higher than it would be built directly in the ground.

19 July 2021