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5 Easy Patio Makeover Ideas

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Investing in a gorgeous new patio is only the beginning. There’s no point in having all that wonderful new space just sitting there naked and neglected. Furnish your patio well and it will complement your home, and provide a perfect outdoor space for relaxing and entertaining your friends. Stuck without ideas?  Here are some great tips to get your creative juices flowing. 1.  Separate ‘rooms’ Think about the purpose of your new patio, and use groups of furniture to mark out different areas or ‘rooms’.…

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Frequently Asked Questions about Building Inspections

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Building inspections, also known as pre-purchase inspections are not always easily understood. One of the reasons is that people think a building inspection is only performed on old homes or buildings, but it can be just as beneficial when you are buying something that was just built. If you are a buyer in the real estate market, here are some answers to commonly asked building inspection questions to help you understand how it can benefit you.…

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3 Tips on How to Make the Most of Your Bathroom's Paint Job

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When it comes to painting your home, undoubtedly no room will be left untouched. However, as much as people take pride in the paint job done in the living room and bedroom, rarely is such glorification given to the bathroom. This should not be the case though. If anything, your bathroom’s paint job needs additional care considering it is always coming into contact with wetness and humidity. Here are some tips from a commercial painter on how to make wise decisions for your bathroom’s paint job as well as making the most of it once completed.…

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How to Make Passive Solar Elements Support Your Air Conditioner to save Money and Energy

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When many people think of passive solar homes, they think of homes with low heating bills. However, you can use your passive solar elements to keep your home cool as well. Whether you are designing a new home or trying to make your air conditioning costs cheaper on your existing home, here are some tips to help you out: 1. Install Window Awnings and Window Coverings If you have large north-facing windows, they should draw in as much sunlight as possible during the winter when the sun is slightly lower.…

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Professional Tiling Tips And Tricks

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Tiles are a great flooring material. They are durable, aesthetically pleasing and easy to maintain. If you are planning a tiling job, there are various tips and tricks you can use for a more professional finish. They include the following: Choosing the tiles There are so many different types of tiles available in the market, each with its own unique quality. Therefore, you have to choose the right tile for the home depending on factors such as traffic, exposure to water and appearance among other factors.…

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Tips for Choosing the Right Connector for Renovation Work

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The materials you use for any renovation work around the home will be only as strong as the connectors you use to join them together. Using the wrong types of connectors can mean compromising the integrity of any project, and weak connectors are a common cause of construction failure. Note a few tips for choosing the right connector for any construction or renovation project in your home. 1. When to use nails versus screws…

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3 Common Types of Industrial Cranes and Their Uses

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Looking to rent a crane for your business? Hiring industrial cranes are now more cost-effective than ever because cranes are now of a quality and number never seen before. There is a large amount of crane types, each with different specialties and uses. What are the more common of these crane types? And in what cases should you consider hiring them? Mobile Cranes Mobile cranes are a very basic and common type of crane.…

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3 Critical Factors For Consideration When Choosing A Roof Truss Supplier

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If you’re putting up a new building, the quality of roof trusses used can greatly determine its structural integrity. As a result, it is essential for you to get a roof truss supplier that can make deliveries on time, tailor desired roof truss designs, and provide technical assistance if required. For that reason, it is important to consider the following factors. Geographical Location Of Supplier Roof trusses are characteristically heavy since they’re usually made from hardwood, aluminium or steel.…

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How To Successfully Install Roof Vents

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Sufficient roof ventilation is necessary for a property to prevent the growth of mildew and mould by allowing air to escape. Wood rot – a type of fungal decay – can also be stopped from developing by the use of ventilation. Generally, the roof vents are manufactured from metal or durable plastic. A hardware store or supplier will provide you with the vents, and you will also need a reciprocating saw, caulk and some roofing cement to install the vents correctly.…

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Tips To Keep In Mind As You Install Outdoor Lighting

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There are electrical DIY projects that you can safely carry out at home. This article discusses some tips that you should keep in mind as you install an outdoor lighting system on your property. Call The Utility Company Before You Start Digging Once you have identified the place where you would like cables to run through, do not start digging until someone (such as an electrician) from the utility company lets you know what lies underneath your chosen site.…

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