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How to Repair a Fallen Ceiling - Without a Plasterer!

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There are a number of potential reasons for ceiling plaster to come away from the above structural surface. Improper application using insufficient bonding, a leak, or prolonged vibration from an upstairs room can all cause a cave-in, which can appear disastrous and costly at first; however, once the root cause for the collapse has been identified and addressed, you may proceed with the following inexpensive repair, with no need to hire in outside help. Read More»

3 Benefits of Using a Building Inspection Service

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If you have construction work carried out on your home by a team of general contractors, it is important that you ask a building inspection team to check out the house after the work in completed but before you make the final payment to the contractor. Below is a guide to 3 benefits of using a building inspection service.  Speedy rectification of errors and faults If there any errors or faults are detected during the building inspection, it is likely that the contractors will still be onsite and will be able to schedule work to rectify any problems quickly. Read More»

How to make your home look more luxurious

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Adding a touch of luxury to certain areas of your home can make an enormous difference not only to how it looks, but also to its potential resale value. If you like the idea of making your house a little more opulent but aren’t quite sure where to begin, consider a few of the following ideas. Build a beautiful bathroom An elegantly-decorated bathroom with some high-end design features can give your home that wow factor. Read More»

5 Upgrades That Will Help Increase The Capacity Of Your Cooling Towers

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As your business grows and you add more manufacturing or processing plants to your docket, your plant cooling needs will go up as well. More specifically, you will need to increase the capacity of your cooling towers. Considering how expensive it is to build a cooling tower, the answer might lie in retrofitting your old ones so that they can handle your increased needs. With the help of cooling tower technicians, you can achieve this by undertaking the following changes: Read More»

Ensure the Safety of Your Masonry Chimney With These 4 Tips

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As a home owner, you must ensure security and safety of the inside and outside of your home. Masonry chimneys must be healthy to ensure that all the fireplace components function properly. The safety and integrity of your home masonry chimney could be easily compromised by water damage. Your roof may be protected from all the elements of environment, but your chimney needs a watchful eye because it is exposed to all weather conditions like moisture and rain. Read More»

The Steps That Are Crucial To Make Built In Wardrobes

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Many of us have the challenge of owning too much stuff and not enough room to store it. Living in clutter is difficult. It clouds your brain and can rob you of time and efficiency. Instead of buying furniture to accommodate your belongings, try incorporating built-in wardrobes that look natural, make the best use of space, and are sturdy enough to handle whatever you need to put away. The key to built-in wardrobes is the design of them. Read More»

Understanding the Distinction between Planning and Building Approvals

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If you are preparing for a knock down reconstruction, land re-development or a subdivision of your land, you will likely be faced with plenty of paperwork. Amongst all the construction contracts, blueprints, insurance and fiscal documents will be your planning application as well as your building approval application. This article tries to make a clear distinction between planning and building approval processes and the role of private certifiers in such. Read More»

Upgrade Your Home Security For Less With Window Security Film

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Thieves are opportunists and they will use every trick in the book to gain access to your property. You can make life tougher for them by installing security measures around your home that will make your property less enticing and harder to break into. There are of course the more obvious security measures such as a burglar alarm, robust door and window locks or secure fencing. There are also a number of lesser known, but equally as effective security products you can use to stop thieves and intruders in their tracks. Read More»

Three Things You Need to Know about Solar Heating Options

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Upgrading your home to a solar power system is a huge step. You have to decide if you want to use solar power as just a generator backup when traditional energy sources go out. You also need to decide if you want the solar energy to handle other tasks in the home such as acting as the primary heat source during colder months. Before you decide to use solar power as a heating source, there are a few things you should know. Read More»

Simple Solutions for Sliding Door Safety Concerns

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The safety of your home is always the biggest concern for home owners. How can you keep the burglars or natural elements from damaging your property both inside and out? Sliding doors are common entry points for burglars as these doors often go updated and feature single glass or old locks, making it easy break in with brute force. Here are a few ways you can boost your home’s safety with simple upgrades to your sliding doors: Read More»