Construction Contractors

  • Commercial Space Security: Should You Choose Restricted Key Systems?

    Commercial buildings are vulnerable to damage by vandals, burglars and robbers. Also, these spaces can be infiltrated by disgruntled ex-employees or other dissatisfied individuals. If such unscrupulous people compromise your business premise, you might experience irreparable losses. In most cases, the intruders do not mechanically break the door or windows for access. Instead, they obtain copies of your keys for illegal entry. As a business owner, it is essential to protect your space from such incidents by utilising restricted key systems.
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  • How to Build a Simple Timber Island for Your Kitchen

    Is your kitchen too large? An island can help break up the space. Do you want a bar where people can sit and watch you cook? Then an island is also the answer. Do you want extra countertop space for food prep? Again, you may want to consider an island. Building your own island out of some new timber or even some repurposed old wood may be easier than you think.
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  • Why You Should Consider 3-D Laser Scanning for Your Next Major Project

    The fields of architectural design, surveying and property construction have all benefited from new and exciting technologies over the last several years. If you are considering a major building project, you may be wondering how some of these technologies can help the experts involved in your team to come up with some better solutions. At the top of the list of innovations is surely the new 3-D laser scanning development that can truly help in projecting whether any building is feasible and what it will look like upon completion.
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  • Save Money by Building Your Own Concrete Paved Patio

    Professional patio design and installation can be a costly venture and is not always a viable option for those on a tight budget. Thankfully, it is possible to design and create your own patio using inexpensive materials and simple processes: with a little time and guidance, a professional result can be achieved at a fraction of the cost of professional prices. Read on for a quickfire guide on building your own patio on a budget.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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