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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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  • 3 Reasons Why You Need Concrete Kerbing Between Your Driveway and Your Landscaping


    A well-paved driveway and beautiful landscaping can make a home look wonderful, but if you want both your drive and your lawn to stay looking their best, it's important that you keep them separate. A border of concrete kerbing (also known as concrete edging) is one of the most effective and attractive ways to do so. Here's why a concrete kerb barrier between your driveway and your landscaping is so important.
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  • 3 Rooms to Add for Your Custom Home Build


    When you create a custom home design for you and your family, you likely think of certain rooms automatically. For example, you think of the kitchen as well as the bathrooms and bedrooms. You may also think of a family room and dining room. There are three rooms you may not think of during the design stages. Here are three rooms to add to your custom home design build and why you should add them.
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  • How to pick the perfect town-planning consultant


    The value of hiring a town-planning consultant is often overlooked when you are creating a development. You have architects to prepare your plans and a team of builders standing by ready to start the construction process, but who will pilot your design through the various stages of the planning process and ensure that the needed approvals are granted? A good town-planning consultant can be the difference between a development that forges ahead on schedule and one that remains stuck in the planning process for years or maybe even gets abandoned because too many objections were raised.
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  • Kitchen Splashbacks – Get Creative with the Following Exceptional Materials


    Kitchen remodels usually are characterised by significant overhauls such as opening up the space, re-flooring the room and so on. However, not all renovations have to be at a large scale. Small changes to your kitchen can also go a long way in making the room more functional as well as bolstering its visual appeal. While ceramic splashbacks are a staple for Australian kitchens, this material does not provide much of a visual impact.
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  • 5 Things to Consider When Situating and Building Your Verandah


    Verandahs are a beautiful addition to a home, and you can construct them as part of your original home design or add them on later if your budget doesn't allow at the time. You can use them to entertain guests, have a meal outside on a warm day or enjoy the sunset at the end of a workday. Whatever the case, how you place and construct your verandah will determine how much use you'll have of it in the future.
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  • 4 Tips to Prevent Blocked Drains in Your House


    Dealing with blocked drains can be messy, disgusting and sometimes harder than it sounds. In fact, if you don't have the right plumbing tools, it's best to leave the task to an emergency plumber. The best way to avoid all these problems is to prevent the clog or blockage in the first place. Preventing clogs in your drains doesn't have to be a daunting task. However, many homeowners have little knowledge when it comes to doing that.
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  • 4 Top Considerations When Building Your Home for the Cold Climate


    Building your new home can be an exciting experience. However, the whole process can be quite overwhelming too especially if it's your first house. Building a new home is a costly affair, which is why you need to be careful when making decisions about its design. You need to design a house that will be practical for years to come. One crucial element you need to think about when designing your home is the climate.
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