Edith Griffin

  • Emerging Trends in Door Hardware


    Turn and open – this has been the standard feature on door hardware for years. Notably, there is nothing wrong with traditional door knobs, but today's homeowner is looking for more than just functionality. Efficiency and aesthetics on door hardware have become just as important. With so many manufacturers producing some of the best builders' door hardware in the market, it can be difficult for custom homebuilders to keep up with what's popular and what's running out of favour.
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  • 2 tips for preventing property damage when you're renovating your home


    If you're unused to using power tools, construction materials or access equipment (like ladders and scaffolding), there is a chance that you could damage your home whilst you are trying to renovate it. Here are some tips that you should keep in mind to prevent this from happening. 1. Identify the layout of the air conditioning system's ductwork before you begin If you have a ducted air conditioning system, you should try to identify the layout of this system's ductwork before you start the renovation work.
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  • Why You Should Consider Fencing Your Pool with Stainless Steel Balustrades


    Owing to the various benefits that stainless steel balustrades can bring when used to fence pools, they enjoy immense popularity among pool owners. If you're contemplating jumping on the bandwagon of homeowners that have installed these balustrades around their pool, you should learn about the benefits you stand to gain.  Take a look at some of the fantastic benefits associated with stainless steel balustrade pool fencing. 1. Built to last
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  • Top Benefits of Fabricated Stainless Steel for Pipework Installation


    While multiple systems keep your house in working order, your plumbing is one of the most crucial for both cleanliness and sanitation. When your plumbing hardware is made from cheap supplies, it will eventually degrade leading to water and sewer leaks. So if you are building a new house or replacing your plumbing system, you should consider employing fabricated stainless steel pipes. Check out the following list of top benefits that fabricated steel will provide when used in pipework installation.
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  • Understanding the Impact of an Easement on Your Property


    An easement gives another person the right to cross a piece of land which is yours. This means that if you have bought a piece of property that has an easement, you cannot construct or use it in a manner which blocks the easement and makes it impossible for the other person to access their land. Most people start thinking about extremes such as the possibility of the property being located in a cemetery, while this could be true in rare cases, many easements are created for real purposes such as roads.
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  • Two reasons to have your rental property cleaned at the end of the lease period before you renovate it


    If your tenants are moving out of your rental property and you want to renovate it before you rent it out to a new set of tenants, you should arrange for a company that provides end-of-lease cleaning services to deep clean the building before you begin the renovation process. Read on to find out why. It will help you to accurately determine how much renovation work your property requires Having your rental property deep cleaned before you start renovating it is important, as it will enable you to accurately determine how much renovation work the property actually requires.
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  • 3 Top Tips For Building A More Functional, Larger Family Home


    For many people with families, there comes a time when the current family home is no longer meeting their living requirements. As children grow, smaller homes that were suitable for babies and toddlers no longer seem to accommodate tweens, teens and the inevitable tribe of friends. For this reason, many families choose to upgrade to a larger custom home that better suits their spatial needs and lifestyle. If you're planning to build a new family home, then it's important to plan carefully.
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  • Typical Risk Factors That Could Make You Require Foundation Work


    One of the wort problems that you can face as a homeowner is foundation decline. Once this begins to happen, it manifests in different areas of your home and can eventually compromise the entire integrity of the structure. Thus, it is imperative to know how best to care for your home's foundation to prevent undue damage. However, maintaining your foundation is not as straightforward as taking care of your gutters because you cannot see this structure.
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  • Scaffolding: 3 Things to Check Before You Begin Work


    If your work team need to carry out work on the higher levels of a building, they will need to use scaffolding. Scaffolding provides a platform on which tools and equipment can be positioned and work completed. However, in order to remain safe when using scaffolding, it is important that your team are able to properly assess if it is safe before they begin work. Below is a guide to three things a work team should check before beginning work which requires the use of scaffolding.
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  • Timber Frame Trusses — Answer to Commonly Asked Questions


    Trusses are common structures integrated into home building designs. The distinct triangular shape not only add aesthetic appeal to your structure, but the stability of the trusses also work to provide your roof (or any suspended platform) with much-needed support. Nevertheless, despite timber frame trusses being commonplace in wooden structures, not many homeowners know how to differentiate them, how to select one and so on. The article below answers some of the commonly asked questions pertaining to timber frame trusses.
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