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  • Breaking Good: How to Prepare for Demolition

    It's unusual to hire a demolition, so it's perfectly normal to be uncertain about what your role and responsibilities are.  Even once you've brought in a contractor, you should still consider yourself involved with the project, overseeing everything that's going on and ensuring you follow the steps below to keep the project running smoothly and in line with all local regulations – as well as efficiently and safely. Check Paperwork
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  • Tips When Installing Vessel Sinks on Bathroom Vanities

    Now more than ever, there is a plethora of home renovation options available if you are looking to update the look of your bathroom and improve its functionality. One such option is to install vessel sinks on your bathroom vanities. Unlike traditional-style sinks, which fit inside a cut-out in the countertop, vessel sinks sit on the countertop, completely or partially. Knowing how to install vessel sinks in your bathroom can help you save on labour costs.
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  • What to Know When Hiring a Hardfill Bin for Your Home Renovation Project

    When you are planning a home renovation that will involve knocking down some walls, breaking down flooring and installing new structures, you may want to think about how to dispose of the waste. The kind of garbage that's generated in such a remodeling project cannot be dumped in the general waste bin that you use for the rest of the household waste. You will need to hire a hardfill bin. This is the kind of bin that is used to dispose of items such as cement, concrete, bricks, clay and timber.
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  • 3 Maintenance Tips for Cooling Towers in Water Treatment Plants

    Scheduled inspection, maintenance, and repair of a cooling tower is imperative for optimal performance and reduction of operating costs.When left untreated, scaling, corrosion, fouling, and organic growth can occur in the tower, thereby leading to reduced productivity of the system. The long-term effect will be excessive downtime and increased costs of repairs and replacements. Here are some maintenance tips for a cooling tower in a water treatment plant. Circulatory Water -- Water is essential in a cooling tower for purposes of cooling the system.
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  • Green Building Materials Options for Your Construction Business

    As a small-scale civil engineering building contractor, you must come up with strategies that will make you competitive in the local industry. It is especially so if you are dealing with small structures such as tree houses or decks. One way you can achieve a competitive edge is by recycling materials. However, with so many options out there that can substitute traditional building materials, it can be hard making a choice.
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  • How to Clean a Plywood Floor Without Damaging It

    If you have plywood flooring in your attic or another part of your home and it is dirty or stained, you may be wondering how to clean it. You need to be careful. As the floor isn't finished, you may damage it if you get it too wet. Here are some tips to help you. Start With Dry Cleaning Methods The most effective way to clean a plywood floor is to sweep or vacuum it.
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  • How to Reduce the Risk of a Break-In Through Your Home's Windows

    Your home's windows often provide thieves and intruders a convenient means of entering and exiting the home, as a thief can use a pry bar to easily force open a window with poor-quality locks. A rock, brick, or other item you have in your yard can also become a makeshift tool for breaking a window and getting into the home, so that an intruder doesn't even need to bring their own tools!
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  • Unique Materials and Designs for Kitchen Surfaces

    When it comes to kitchen surfaces in your home, meaning the flooring, benchtops, and splashback, you don't need to settle for anything bland and dull, or anything that looks exactly like what the neighbours have in their home's kitchen! There are many options you have available for kitchen surfaces that are both stylish and functional, and which can set your kitchen apart from all the others on the block. Note a few of those unique materials here, and then discuss these options with a contractor when you're ready to remodel your home's kitchen.
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  • Say No to DIY: 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional If You Need a Concrete Slab

    A concrete slab can make a delightful patio, a durable driveway or the foundation for certain types of homes. If you're thinking about putting in a concrete slab, you need to decide if you want to do it yourself or hire a professional. Here are five reasons to hire a professional. 1. Don't Have to Buy Supplies Generally, most people don't have the supplies they need for pouring a concrete slab.
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  • Two steps you can take to ensure your construction project goes as smoothly as possible

    If you intend to build a house on a plot of land, there are a couple of things you should do before the project begins, in order to ensure that the entire process goes as smoothly as possible. Read on to find out more. Arrange for the site to be analysed Before you and your contractor begin to draw up the plans for the building, it is important to have the site on which you will be constructing the house analysed.
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