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What Makes Good Architecture Good? Three Ways To Spot A Great Building

A lot of people have written about architecture over the course of human history, but the earliest surviving text we have on the subject is called De architectura. It was written by a man named Vitruvius, an Ancient Roman architect and civil engineer whose work founded what is a thriving field to this day. Perhaps his most famous quote is one cited in architectural study the world over: A well building hath three conditions: firmness, commodity and delight.

Four Signs Tilt Up Panels Are Right for Your Home

Tilt up panels were long in the domain of office buildings, shops and other commercial spaces, but many builders are now using tilt up panels in residential construction. If you are building a new home, you may be wondering if tilt up panels are right for you. Here are a few signs that they are: 1. You want concrete walls. Tilt up panels are concrete walls. Many people love their insulating properties and their built-in strength.

Home improvement tips | 3 great upgrades to you should definitely try

Your home speaks a lot about your personality and character. That is why it needs to be at its best at all times. Improving your living space does not only increase luxury and comfort, but it also boosts your real estate value. So if you are looking to upgrade your home into something better, below are some interesting upgrades you could consider. Upgrade the electrical system With increasing technological innovation, you can now employ smart solutions in your home's electrical system.

Five Tips for People Who Want to Build a Raised Garden Frame From Untreated Timber

Timber designed for outside use is usually chemically treated to protect it from termites, weather and other threats. However, if you are using timber to build a frame for a raised garden bed, you may want to avoid treated timber, as its chemicals may leach into the soil. In other cases, you may simply have untreated timber on hand, and you may be looking for ways to seal and protect it before you make the frames for your garden beds.

Why You Should Not Do DIY Excavations on Your Property

Would you like to lay some water pipes on your property? Are you considering doing the excavation by yourself? Read on and discover the measures that excavation companies use to prevent damaging underground utilities. Use this information to help you to make an informed decision about your ability to take all those precautions as you excavate to lay that utility line on your property. Calling Utility Companies Some municipalities have a number that you can call so that personnel is sent to locate all the underground utility lines on your property.

What you Need to Know Before Building a Home on Sloping Land

The idea of building a property from scratch is a dream for many people, but the quality of the property will often be dependent on the quality of the land. For this reason, you might think that building on sloping land is out of the question, but this is not necessarily the case. You do, however, need to arm yourself with some important information so that the build goes to plan.

Queenslander Renovation And Demolition: What You Need To Know About Brisbane Planning Regulations

For many people in and around Brisbane, the Queenslander home is one of the most iconic property styles in Australia. Designed to cope with the tropical conditions that Brisbane must sometimes withstand, these homes are increasingly under threat from developers, so it's unsurprising that planning regulations now actively protect these famous buildings. If you're planning renovation work on a Queenslander that involves any form of demolition, you need to make sure you carefully consider all planning regulations.

Diagnosing The Grind: Three Sensory Steps To Troubleshooting Your Heavy Machinery Gearbox

Heavy machinery is often the backbone of a business, and when it's not working right, the downtime to fix the machine will cost your business money. While some heavy machinery gearbox issues can be avoided with regular preventative maintenance, it is up to you as the business owner to know when it is time to call in a gearbox mechanic before things go extremely wrong. Leaving heavy machinery to continue running when the gearbox is giving you grief will only earn you a bigger repair bill.

Raise Your Home with Style: 5 Fun Designs and Ideas for Raised Houses

Whether you are building a raised home from scratch or modifying your current home, there are a range of styles you can embrace. Keep in mind that a raised home does not need to look utilitarian or boring, and it also doesn't have to be based on the traditional Queenslander, one of the first styles of raised homes in Australia. Stumped for ideas? To get your creativity flowing, here are five stylistically diverse raised housing ideas and designs to consider:

Annoyed By Graffiti? What To Do When It Strikes Your Business

While some graffiti has a lot of thought put into the design, most is just vandalism of buildings. Graffiti continues to be a problem for many businesses in Queensland, but there are a few things you can do to deal with this nationwide problem. Now that you are dealing with this issue yourself, you need to put these three tips to immediate use so that you can deal with the current problem, and also hopefully prevent it from happening again.