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Wood vs Metal Carports: Which is Better?

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If you don't have room in your garage for your vehicle, you might be looking for another way to protect it. A good alternative is to set up a carport next to your house, which will provide coverage to protect your vehicle from rain, snow, hail, and other weather conditions. Two of the more popular materials used for carports are wood and metal; here are some things to consider when deciding which material is best.

24 April 2017

A Side-by-Side Evaluation of Solar Panels versus Solar Tiles

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Today, there is an urgent need to cut down on your domestic bills to optimise savings. One thing that usually eats into your income is the money you spend to pay for electricity. Harnessing solar power will provide an alternative means of power in your home. It will help you cut down your power bill quite significantly. To add on that, using solar energy is a great incentive to the environment because the sun is a source of clean energy.

19 April 2017

Proactive Methods of Preventing Frozen Pipes

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A major concern to have as a homeowner during the colder months is your pipes freezing over. Quite often, frozen pipes will not only entail repairs and replacement to your plumbing but can also extend to addressing water damage to parts of your home such as the floors, walls, ceiling and more. Therefore, if you would like to avoid having to pay exorbitant amounts of money in addressing the consequences of frozen pipes, it would be in your best interests to avoid this issue in the first place.

14 April 2017

Building and Construction Inspection: All There Is to Know for New Homeowners

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Is it your first time building or renovating your home? There are a few things you need to know before starting your project. Building inspections are among the most significant aspects to think about. These inspections are crucial to ensuring your building structures are safe for occupancy. The building and construction inspectors involved in these inspections ensure your building is in compliance with the building codes, zoning laws, and ordinances. Building inspections usually involve a lot of things, and understanding the process will make everything easier for you by eliminating surprises that could interfere with your budget and other concerns such as compliance with state or local regulations.

12 April 2017

Disorganised Builder's Hardware? Try These Organizational Tips

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Keeping builders hardware organised can be challenging, especially if you have lots of hardware and limited space. Luckily, you don't have to spend a lot of money on storage solutions. There are lots of great storage ideas that hardly cost anything at all. 1. Hanging Jars If you've got old baby food jars or similar jars around your home, you can convert them into hardware storage. To maximise space, glue the lids of the jars to the underside of a shelf.

11 April 2017

Top Reasons Why You Should Ensure Your Residential Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning Equipment Is Routinely Maintained

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If you live in an area that experiences both hot and cold climates during the year, reverse cycle AC unit would be an ideal choice of AC equipment. Unlike other types of AC systems that only provide cooling service, this type of AC equipment is designed to provide both cooling and heating service, depending on the prevailing weather at a particular time of the year. Reverse cycle AC units are available as ducted or split system units, so you have a broader product range to choose from.

10 April 2017

Answering Some Commonly Asked Questions About Home Extensions and Additions

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Home extensions and additions are a great choice for any family that needs some added room, but without leaving their current home. These additions can mean an added bedroom or master suite, office for the person who works from home, or sunroom for relaxing and entertaining. Whatever your need for a home extension or addition, note some commonly asked questions about this work and then discuss your options and needs with a contractor as needed.

5 April 2017

New Home Features That Add Value, and a Few That Don't

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When having a new home built, it's good to think of that home's potential resale value, even if you plan on living in the house for many years. A job change or illness may mean you'll need to sell the home and move sooner than expected, or you may want to take out a home equity loan against the value of the house. This is why it's important to discuss all potential features with a new home builder so you can choose the ones that actually add value to your home while avoiding those that don't.

4 April 2017

How Contour Surveys Help You Create a Budget for Your Building or Development Project

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If you are planning to build on a site, there are a number of considerations you need to keep in mind as you create a budget. To help you create the most accurate budget, you may want to use a contour survey — it can help you hone in on projected expenses in the following ways. 1. Projected Cost of Retaining Walls A contour map shows the rise and fall of elevation in the site you are developing.

4 April 2017

Five Traditional Design Elements That Can Help Make Your New Home More Energy Efficient

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While a lot of new innovations have been made in insulating materials and eco-friendly building, in some cases, you may just want to consider old fashioned design methods. In particular, if you want to design a new home that doesn't use a lot of energy, you may want to take a page from some of the classic designs popular in early colonial Australia. 1. Cross Ventilation Victorian homes were popular in Australia during the turn of the 20th century, and many of these homes offer a lot of cross ventilation.

3 April 2017