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Do you need help from building inspection services?

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If you have been considering buying a property, can you be sure that the home is the bargain you are expecting? Buying a property is one of the most significant financial investments you will make, it can also be one of the most stressful times in your life. You may walk around a property before purchase, and you may even pick up on some of the minor issues that most homes have, but what can you tell about the structure of the building?…

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Why Vinyl Cladding Is a Popular Alternative to Timber Cladding

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As your house protects your family and possessions from harsh weather conditions, it’s the building’s envelope that bears the brunt of daily exposure to the elements. Cladding system installation is critical to ensure your home’s exterior is protected from the various elements that can ruin the structure. House cladding achieves this by serving as a protective ‘skin’ on the exterior of your home. Timber is the traditional choice of cladding material for homes.…

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Techniques Used for Testing the Moisture Content in Soil

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Imperatively, soil testing is one of the most important steps when you want to start any building project. It helps you determine the varying chemical and physical attributes of the soil as they differ from one place to the other within the site. Of importance too is the moisture content of the soil, which has a direct impact on the soil’s ability to stand up to the load imposed on it by the building.…

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The Most Important Maintenance Repairs For Your Commercial Concrete Roof

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Like with any other part of your property, the roof, too, needs maintenance servicing every other year. In fact, the roof is a critical part when it comes to maintenance because it offers your property protection from the different elements such as rain, heat, and cold. Concrete roofs are very common in commercial properties, and if your property has one, this article will help you understand the most important maintenance repairs to seek for it.…

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Urban Gardening; Turning Containers Into Gardens

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Living in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the flavor and freshness of home-grown vegetables. It’s unbelievably exciting turning your balcony or rooftop into a small garden using that wooden crate you bought in a yard sale or the fabulous new crates available at most craft supply stores.   Container gardening has various benefits. The crates are portable; you can move them around to compensate for changes in light and temperatures, container gardening beats persistent soil-borne problems, uses less water, and you can create an amazing themed garden to suit your personal preference.…

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Keep This in Mind When Installing Fire Doors In Your Building

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In commercial buildings, you need to prioritise the safety of the occupants in the building. Considering the fact that many people use them regularly, you should use any available mechanisms to minimise the risk posed to the occupants in case of an emergency. Ideally, you should incorporate these risk reduction mechanisms in the design, configuration and utilities that people use regularly when they are within the building. One way of doing this is to use fire doors at various entry and exit points within the building.…

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3 Problems Associated With Your Bamboo Flooring and How to Deal With Them

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Bamboo flooring is an excellent flooring option that will work well in your house. The strength, durability, and great aesthetic value of bamboo flooring will help you increase the functionality and elegance of the flooring in your home. After installation, maintenance is key to ensure that you get the full advantage of this flooring. Aside from the flooring, it is important to understand some of the problems related to bamboo flooring so that you manage or prevent them.…

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Fencing Supplies & You: 3 Ways to Decorate Your Timber Fence

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There’s more to a fence than timber, and if you want a really unique look, you’ll need to count more than wood and nails among your fencing supplies. Here are a few Martha Stewart worthy ideas to make your timber fence really your own. 1. Hanging plants If you want a cozy and rustic look, you can always set up some plants for growth on the length of your fence.…

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Picking a material for your driveway

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Your driveway is an essential part of your house. An important thing to remember about driveways is that they aren’t just a piece of ground you can treat however you want. Therefore, it’s very important that you choose a material that you know you can handle and that you know will go well with the rest of your property. To choose an appropriate material for your driveway, you should know a little bit about the different types available.…

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Renewing Your Bathroom Tiles without Replacing Them

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Renovating your bathroom is a worthwhile but expensive venture. You can save a precious dime when you repaint your bathroom tiles. This will breathe new life to your bathroom without the expense associated with a whole overhaul. Things you will need: A bathroom cleaner A painter’s mask A high-adhesion primer paint Latex paint High adhesive epoxy paint Sandpaper or a deglosser A spray painter Clean the Tiles The first step you need to take is to remove any accumulated grime from the tile surfaces.…

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