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How to protect your outdoor decking from termites

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Having an outdoor deck in your garden is a really wonderful feature that can be used for summer evening barbecues, cocktail evenings, and a safe place for the kids to play. What isn’t quite so great about a timber decking is that, if you don’t take certain precautions, it could wind up infested by termites that simply love wood, and that could spread to other parts of your home and garden. Read More»

The Different Stages of Constructing a Pump Station

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Pump stations are facilities which house pumps which are used to transport water or sewage from one location to another via a network of pipes. If you are planning to have a pump station built on your property, you may be wondering about the different phases of construction undertaken during the project. Below is a guide to the various steps a construction crew will take during a new pump station construction. Read More»

Bringing (Half) The House Down: Things To Consider When Planning To Demolish A Semi-Detached Home

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There are many good reasons an individual, family or development company might wish to knock down a building, from the prohibitive costs of renovating older properties to planning permission changes and simple property tax reduction. However, demolishing a building can also be a complicated process to arrange, and it can be particularly complicated if you are knocking down half of a semi-detached, maisonette or duplex house. Naturally, knocking down half of a free-standing building and expecting the remaining half to remain habitable and structurally stable requires careful planning and effort, and there are a number of pitfalls that can befall the unwary. Read More»

Residential Construction: Simple but Practical Tips for Reducing Your Building Expenses

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Building a home is a beneficial choice in comparison to purchasing a finished structure. The process will allow you to customise your house to match your personal preferences and lifestyle. In simple terms, you can incorporate speciality elements and features which would not be found in a standard home. Unfortunately, the cost of building a house from scratch can be expensive, and you might find the total expenses overwhelming. If you are concerned about the financial aspect of your home construction project, you should use the below-outlined tips on reducing your costs. Read More»

Land Development: Three Practical Guidelines on Avoiding Boundary Disputes

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If you are planning on developing your land, you should be keen on property boundaries. Often, landowners overlook the importance of managing their borders with utmost diligence. Over time, disputes with neighbours will arise on the correct position of the property lines. The disagreement can escalate into a legal problem. If this happens, you might have to spend a lot of money and time on a resolution. Here are some practical guidelines to help you avoid boundary disputes with your neighbours. Read More»

Surfaces to Consider When Constructing A Tennis Court

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If you have a spacious property, you may have considered tennis court installation. Other than the fitness benefits offered by having a tennis court right in your backyard, there are a couple of other advantages that you would enjoy. Firstly, the addition of a tennis court can considerably boost the value of your property, which is great if you intend to put it back on the real estate market in the future. Read More»

Laminate Flooring Ideas for the Home

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As homeowners continue to seek creative ideas for their home, laminated flooring has slowly become a top choice. They are durable, flexible and cost-effective materials for designing floors in various parts of your home. Laminate floors can be easily installed in the living room, bathroom, kitchen and other areas. When accompanied with the right accessories, they can turn your home into an authentic, elegant space. The structure of laminate floors consists of pressed wood that lays on top of foam. Read More»

How to Deal With Cracks in Your Concrete Building

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Does your home have a problem with a concrete crack? Do you have any concrete joints that need sealing? These are common problems with which a concrete contractor will be happy to help you. Concrete is all around us. It is one of the most widely used building materials we have today. It is used in domestic houses, offices, and industrial buildings. It can also be found in many structures which we take for granted such as bridges, airports, power stations, and even reservoirs. Read More»

How to Declutter Your Home and Simplify Your Life

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Clutter builds up throughout life, and many people’s homes contain a lot more stuff than they really need. Of course, it’s up to you to decide when it’s too much, and that’s different for everyone. But having a lot of clutter definitely comes with some downsides. Excessive clutter can have a negative impact on your mood and is linked to depression and anxiety. And in purely practical terms, it can make it difficult to find things you need and makes maintaining a clean and tidy home more difficult. Read More»

What You Should Do If You Experience a Plumbing Emergency

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Do you consider yourself to be one of those householders who is prepared for anything? Have you anticipated emergency situations and figured out how you’re going to act in your mind, while maintaining a list of contractors, to whom you are going to place a call for help? Many people pride themselves on this level of readiness, but when something does actually go wrong, it can be a whole new matter altogether. Read More»