2016

Choosing Between Different Roofing Materials

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While proper installation, preparation and roof framing are important, choosing the roofing material is the most important part. It communicates your home's feel and look. You can also use it to add value to your home. When selecting your roofing materials, it's prudent to consider the cons and pros of each type. You need to settle for materials that last through precipitation as well as exposure to U.V rays. Here's a detailed look at the most commonly used roofing materials you can settle for:

5 December 2016

How to Choose the Best Timber Variety for Your Home's Flooring

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Timber floors are very stylish and durable, and they work well with just about any style of home or d├ęcor. This is why they're a favourite choice when a homeowner needs new flooring or when a new home is constructed. If you're in the market for timber floors, a residential carpenter can help you decide the right type of timber to use, but note a few tips for making your selection.

22 November 2016

Important Considerations When Choosing Tarp Systems for Trucks

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Buying a tarping system for your fleet of trucks is an important decision you shouldn't make hastily, especially if it's is your first time. This is because truck tarps are not "one-size-fits-all" systems, and no trap system is the best choice for every truck. Here are some critical things you should take into consideration prior to making a final purchase decision. Durability Before you can jump into selecting a tarp system for your truck, you should know not all tarp systems are made the same in terms of sturdiness.

22 November 2016

Species & Grade: Which Wood Should You Choose for Your Timber Flooring?

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There are two main factors to bear in mind when choosing the materials for your timber floor: species and grade. The species of wood you pick will determine your floor's colour, and the grade of that wood will determine your floor's character. Species & Colour: Which Wood Is Right for You and for Your Home? Wood is of course a product of nature, and all nature is packed with variance. Every species will produce a different range of colours, but within those ranges no two planks of wood will be exactly alike.

16 November 2016

Tips For Communicating What You Want With Your Building Contractor

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If you are looking to have a home custom-built, you will need to work closely with the building contractor. A general contractor often helps oversee such building projects, doing everything from helping with the original design of the home to managing a team of workers to build the home and ordering materials and overseeing the work itself. In order to get the house you truly want, you need to learn how to communicate your preferences effectively.

29 July 2016

What to Consider When Lighting Your New School Gym

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If you're building a new gym in your school, or remodelling an existing sports hall, you need to think about how it will be lit. Given that gyms are often one of the largest rooms on the school grounds, they usually need more light than the rest of your school. All this lighting needs to be planned correctly and efficiently to avoid accidents in the hall, overspending on the budget, and unsatisfactory results.

29 July 2016

4 Design Tips for Adding Bifold Doors on a Home Construction or Remodelling Project

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Bifold doors are a creative way to merge an indoor and outdoor space, allowing you to feast on your outdoor view and create the illusion of an extended space. To do this, both spaces should be carefully designed to create a continuous canvas that flows naturally to the eye, so that the doors don't look like a boundary between two vastly different spaces. This article shows you some ways to do this while keeping in mind the most important aspects of the project.

19 July 2016

Often Overlooked Advantages of Ductless or Split System Air Conditioners

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A split system air conditioner is one that isn't connected to ductwork in a home or room; it's what you see in hotel rooms, where the system cools just one space at a time and not the entire building. These systems are available for home or commercial use and not just for hotels, and they can be a good choice for a variety of applications. Note a few of the advantages they can offer for your home or other facility.

11 July 2016