Louella Grant

Here's Why You Shouldn't Skip a Pre-Purchase House Inspection

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If you've been in the market for a house for a while, you know that finding the perfect home for your family may not be an easy task. But this doesn't mean you should keep your guard down when you finally find a house that matches your requirements. One of the things you should do as part of due diligence during the home purchase process is to seek out the services of a house inspector or building inspector.

18 January 2019

The Benefits of Grit Blasting Before Painting

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Grit blasting is part of processes that are known as abrasive blasting. These are methods that are used to remove imperfections such as old paint, rust and other contaminants from the surface of objects before they receive another type of finish. The blasting process is essential because, in addition to the removal of impurities, it makes the surface porous, which increases its ability to hold a protective coating. The materials commonly used for blasting include white aluminium oxide grit, glass grit, corncob grit, silicon carbide grit and even steel grit.

5 January 2019

How to Protect Yourself Before You Begin Any Underwater Work

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Do you have some construction work to do within a waterway that is adjacent to your commercial property? Perhaps you need to construct a dock facility of some kind so that you can bring in materials more efficiently or load up finished products for onward distribution. Either way, this is going to require quite a lot of detailed work underwater in order to lay the foundations. As part of this preparation, you will need to look at the bigger picture so that you do not cause unnecessary damage or issues in other areas, so what type of protection do you need to introduce before you begin any work in earnest?

2 November 2018

What to Do With Your Reversing Valve When Things Go Wrong

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As people decide that they want to become more environmentally friendly, they are choosing heating and cooling methods for their home that are far more sustainable. Towards the top of the list in the accommodating Australian environment may well be a heat pump, as this is highly energy-efficient and much less impactful than combustion-based options. Like anything else, though, problems can materialise, and somebody may have told you that your reversing valve is playing up.

11 October 2018

Key Considerations When Installing A Cool Room

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Retail refrigeration is important if you run a supermarket, a restaurant or a flower shop where the freshness of your perishables items is important. This is why cool rooms are essential for such applications. However, cool rooms are a costly investment and that's why careful consideration of some key issues is essential when thinking of installing one. Besides the costs associated with the installation of cool rooms, it's imperative to understand that they run on electricity.

26 September 2018

Two steps to take if you discover cracks in the foundation of the house you are renovating

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If you have discovered cracks in the foundation of the property you are currently renovating, here are two steps you will need to take. Identify and fix the source of the foundation cracks before you have the foundation itself repaired After discovering the cracked foundation, your first instinct might be to call a tradesperson who does foundation crack repairs and arrange for them to fix the damage as quickly as possible.

1 August 2018

Applications of concrete floors in schools

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Schools often experience a heavy amount of foot traffic on a regular basis. As hundreds of students walk back and forth from their classes, they tend to heavily use the floors and subject them to wear and tear. In addition, school children are not immune to spilling liquids and other items on the floors from time to time. Schools therefore need a durable, cost-effective and easy-to-maintain material for constructing their floors.

5 March 2018

DIY vs. Professional House Window Tint Installation

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Are you looking to make a few simple yet highly rewarding improvements to your house? If so, you should consider installing window tinting films on your house windows. Home window tinting installation is typically performed to add privacy, improve the exterior appearance of a house or make home interiors more comfortable especially on hot sunny days. In addition to these benefits, installing window tinting can provide protection from the sun's ultraviolet radiation, which can be harmful to human health but also cause fading of a house's interior furnishings.

5 March 2018

3 Ways To Utilise The Dual Key Addition On Your Custom Built Home

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Building a brand new home is an exciting prospect and one that also comes with many options for construction. Like many Australians, you may have decided to have your home custom built to ensure that it meets your lifestyle needs both now and in the future. Instead of simply building a single dwelling, many people are now choosing to create a dual key home. Essentially, a dual key home is on that has a small addition as well as the main home.

5 March 2018

The 3 Most Common Building Demolition Approaches

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Demolition is a complicated job. It involves the procedural dismantling of the structure, followed by site clearing, and then remediation of the environment. Some good options exist for the demolition of a structure. In the end, the final decision on choice is made after considering multiple factors that include location, size of the building, building material, and purpose of the demolition. After all relevant considerations are taken into account, a course of action is determined.

5 March 2018