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Adding A Carport To A Character Home In Brisbane: What Council Planners Want To See

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you’re looking for a relatively cheap, easy way to add a storage space for your family car, a carport is often a good option. Whether you decide to build a freestanding carport or add one to an existing structure, you need to carefully consider local planning regulations, especially if you live in a character house. Learn more about the planning rules for character homes in Brisbane, and find out what you need to consider if you want to add a carport to one of these buildings. What are character homes? The state government protects...

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The Facts About Flameless Welding Of Copper Pipes

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Many DIY homeowners are a bit wary of carrying out plumbing jobs that involve using a flame to make connections between copper pipes. In some cases, the pipes are in an awkward or hard to reach location. Other times, the person may be inexperienced using a flame and may be a bit apprehensive. However, advances in the plumbing field have made it possible to join copper pipes using a polymer. This article looks at how this polymer works and how effective it is for making connections between copper pipes. Making The Connection Flameless bonding...

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How To Replace Timber Sash Window Cords

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Traditional timber sash windows undoubtedly add a touch of old-style glamour to a room.  However, sometimes problems can occur with the smooth operation of the windows, and the window cords are often the culprit.  Fortunately, replacing the window cords is a relatively simple job that you can do yourself in just an hour or so.  Here’s how to repair troublesome sash window cords. Begin by taking down any curtains or blinds that might hamper your work.   Now, unscrew the window stop from each of the side jambs.  ...

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Why Add Leadlights to Your Home?

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Leadlights, or stained glass windows as they’re called when found in churches and other religious buildings, have become a favourite choice for homeowners for virtually any room in the home. There is no limit to the colour and style of leadlights, and you can typically have them custom-made to suit your taste in particular. If you’ve never thought of adding leadlights to an entryway or large window in a living room or other area, note a few advantages they might offer to your home. 1. Light filtration You may love to have the...

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Height Safety Systems for Your Working Facility

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Everyone knows what a dangerous job working at heights is, and with good reason; lots of people have suffered major injuries after falling off buildings while working. Any type of work done at height is extremely risky, which is why it is essential to have the proper height safety systems in place. However, it’s not enough just to have the proper safety systems in place. Your personnel must also be properly trained so that they understand the hazards and risks associated with working at heights. Here are the most common safety systems...

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Gas Plumbing: How to Maintain Residential Safety

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Natural gas is an energy-efficient and convenient resource for long-term residential use. It is ideal for daily home applications such as water heating, space heating and cooking. On the other hand, this is combustive gas which poses the risk of fire and explosion. This type of occurrence can contribute to loss of buildings, general assets and even human life. Therefore, it is crucial for you to safeguard your home against accidents and incidents related to gas plumbing. Here are some simple ways in which you can ensure that the fire risks...

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4 Important Features To Consider When Choosing A Domestic Water Pump

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Domestic water pumps are invaluable around the house. They help with multiple applications such as pumping mains water, underground water or rainwater. If you’re looking to get a water pump for your domestic needs, there are some key things you need to consider to ensure your pump meets the anticipated needs: Start/stop mechanism to prevent dry running Unlike commercial or industrial pumps, residential pumps are used only at certain times and only for moving fixed amounts of water. When left in use, residential pumps can easily drain...

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Types of Home Renovation Loans You Can Obtain

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you are a homeowner who would like to renovate your home to add value and to improve the appearance of your house, there are several types of home renovation loans you can obtain to help you achieve your goal. Here is a rundown of the kinds of loans available to homeowners with good credit. Home Equity Line of Credit  Home equity loans are among the most popular types of home renovation loans you can obtain from banks. These are loans that are based on the amount of equity you have in your house. Equity refers to the difference...

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5 Things To Know About Concrete Water Tanks

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Whether you’re thinking about buying a water tank for your home or business, you will need one that is durable, impregnable and provides the highest possible shading to keep your water clean and free of bacteria. All of these qualities are available with a concrete water tank. Read on to find out more about these tanks and why they may be the best option for your needs. They’re Strong—Concrete tanks are superior in strength and durability to plastic, vinyl or even steel tanks. This may be a consideration if you’re installing...

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5 Ways To Enhance The View On Your Beach House

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Planning to build a beach house? One of the best things about living on a shoreline is that you get to wake up to an amazing view every single day. If you’re building a beach house, therefore, it’s imperative that you make sure your construction design offers you as much of this visual delight as possible. Not sure how to make this happen? Here are some practical ideas you can start with: Large balconies One easy way to maximize your view on a beach house is to make sure you have large balconies. This is a simple idea that can be...

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Quick Tips For Homeowners Who Want To Handle Their Own Concrete Repairs

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

While concrete is a very durable material that is often chosen for home driveways and walkways because it lasts so long, some repairs will eventually need to be done over time. These repairs can be the result of chips and cracks from heavy vehicles, joint sealant that has become brittle over time, or chunks of concrete that have broken off due to the ground swelling and expanding and then shrinking. Before you handle any concrete repairs on your own, note a few quick tips to make the job quicker and easier on you. 1. Invest in an angle...

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