Bricklaying Tips for New Contractors


As the Australian construction industry continues to boom, bricklaying is quickly becoming a popular hands-on vocation. Unlike carpenters and sparkies, bricklayers remain a significant cog in the construction industry. If you are a novice bricklayer, an apprenticeship offers everything you need to know about the craft. However, bricklaying in the real world throws new contractors in the deep end. Thus, it is easy to make rookie mistakes and negatively affect your bricklaying career.

22 March 2021

School Playground: Three Planning Tips for Effective Line Marking


If you are planning on improving the playground in your school, you should think about using line marking. In general, these markings are ideal because they are durable. You will not need to plan for constant refurbishment. Also, this approach is versatile, so you can create diverse play and learning resources on the ground for the children. Besides, the prominent markings will attract more attention, making the school more desirable to parents.

28 September 2020

Reasons To Incorporate Bamboo Screening In Your Garden


Bamboo is an extremely eco-friendly material; it grows faster than timber, is lighter and so easier to harvest, and often requires fewer chemicals. It is thus an ideal material to use around the home. One widespread use is bamboo screening, which can help with many problems that arise when living in the urban jungle. Read on to discover how screening can resolve some common issues. Create Much Needed Privacy With housing becoming ever denser, privacy issues can crop up.

3 January 2020

Repainting School Line Markings: 3 Ideas


If you are planning to renovate the exterior of your school, you may not have given much thought to repainting the line markings that surround the building. While they are often overlooked, the line markings on and around your school building provide useful information and help to keep teachers, pupils and parents safe. Read on to find out about 3 areas you should focus on. Walkways and crossings Navigating a car park or bus pick-up point can be dangerous.

9 September 2019

5 Features to Consider When Selecting Plasterboards


Several types of plasterboards exist on the market in case you would like to buy some sheets for a DIY project. This article discusses some of the features that differentiate one type of plasterboard from another. Use this information to select the most appropriate type for your needs. Insulation Some plasterboards have a layer of insulating foam that is added on one of their sides. Such plasterboard is suitable in case you would like to use that material for a project in which thermal insulation is a key consideration.

25 May 2017

Five Tips for Choosing Balustrades for Your Balcony


A balcony is a great place to enjoy the outdoors while getting a view of the surrounding area. However, to be safe, your balcony needs balustrades. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you select the balustrades for your balcony: 1. Think beyond railings Balustrades can feature the simple and traditional look of vertical or horizontal railings, but that is certainly not the only option. Make your balustrades reflect your personal style by choosing ones with scrollwork or interesting designs.

29 September 2016

What You Ought To Know About Engineered Stone


Stonework is a great way to add a rustic charm to both the interior and the exterior of your home. Nevertheless, you will find homeowners tend to opt for other alternatives when they begin to consider the cost as well as the care and maintenance that goes into keeping natural stonework in pristine condition. If you would still like the aesthetics of stonework, you should consider engineered stone. So what do you need to know about engineered stone?

27 September 2016

How to Maintain a Home Fire Extinguisher


Having a fire extinguisher in your home in case of fire is a key part of fire safety. However, if that fire extinguisher is not in good working order, it will not be very useful in the event of a blaze. It is important that you carry out a regular inspection of your fire extinguisher to ensure it is free from damage and will work as expected in the event of an emergency.

26 September 2016

Benefits of Using Spiral Ducting in Your Home


If you are having central heating and air conditioning installed in your home, you will first need to have ducts installed. These ducts are what the air is pushed through and out vents into each room to control the temperature. The contractor will use either rectangular ducts or round, spiral ducting. Here are some benefits of going with spiral ducting. They Are More Energy-Efficient Spiral ducting is often considered a more eco-friendly option as far as home ducting is concerned.

17 August 2016

Selling a Commercial Building? Have These Areas Inspected First


If you have a commercial building that you are going to put on the market soon, it is important that you first go through a full inspection. This allows different areas of the building to be looked at and ensure they are in good condition for the potential buyers. Here are some important areas of a building to have inspected. Plumbing and Electrical Systems A very important part of any commercial building is the utilities.

16 August 2016