2016

No Trench, No Problem!

There are probably more utility facilities running beneath the ground on your property than there were a decade or so ago. When installing additional facilities, it's important that the exact depth and location of all underground facilities is established prior to the installation. Once the depth and location have been established, you can proceed to safely excavate the ground to pave way for the installation. Here is why you should consider going trenchless with the new installation.

Important Factors to Remember When Choosing a Trailer for Hire

Hiring a trailer can be a great way of hauling equipment and tools as well as furniture or anything else as needed, without the expense of actually owning a trailer, finding a place to store it, and so on. When you do hire a trailer, you want to ensure you choose the right one and know what's involved in its use, so note a few important factors to remember when you're ready to rent.

Building Design: Simple Ways To Make Your Home Even More Energy Efficient

Energy is one of the main concerns that home builders across the country should have in mind when designing their future builds. In all developed countries, energy consumption accounts for a huge chunk of domestic utility bills. In the hot Australian climate, the case is the same due to an abundant need for indoor cooling. Through building design, you can help to lower these energy costs without affecting your living habits in any way.

Metal Carports: Tips to Keeping Them Well Maintained

If you do not have a garage, carports are one of the most convenient structures that you could invest in as shelter for your vehicle. A popular material used to manufacture these carports is metal. Nevertheless, although metal is supposed to be durable and hardwearing, it does not mean it will be immune to direct exposure to the elements over time. If you would like to keep your metal carport in optimum condition, there are a number of measures that you would have to take.

Kangaroos Eating Your Lettuce? It's Time To Consider An Exclusion Fence Before Planting New Crops

There is little more frustrating than having a garden filled with freshly grown vegetables wiped out by a hoard of hungry kangaroos. With spring arriving in Australia, now is the perfect time to get planting your vegetable gardens, and it is also a good time to take a closer look at your current fencing. As someone who has seen kangaroos wandering in your area in the past, you'll be surprised at just how effective an exclusion fence can be.

Cutting, Using and Buying Timber Salvaged From a Bushfire Area: Tips to Consider

If a bushfire has burnt around your home, you may be looking at the destruction, wondering if there is someway you can salvage some of the remaining timber and use it for firewood, building or other uses. Generally, it is possible to salvage timber from burnt forests, but there are several legal, ecological and logistical issues you should keep in mind. Whether you ultimately decide to salvage your own timber from one of these areas or buy timber from a company like Hayter's Timber & Paving, here are some tips to keep in mind.

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.