Barry Murphy

  • Understanding Wastewater Design

    There are two types of properties when it comes to wastewater treatment and disposal: properties that are provided with water authority services and those that are not. •    Properties That Are Provided with Council or Water Authority Services (these are mostly urban areas): These properties are supplied with a sewer system that directs all wastewater from different households to a central location owned, controlled and maintained by the council or water authority organisation for treatment and disposal purposes.
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  • The Don'ts of Timber Roof Trusses

    When you ask most people what the most important part of a building is, the most common answer you will get is 'the foundation.' While it is true that the foundation guarantees the stability of a home, there is no denying that the roof is also an important part. This is because the roof protects the occupants from external elements. Over the years, roof designs have changed considerably with timber roof trusses becoming the most popular among homeowners.
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  • How to Identify Problems in Your Water Pump

    Well-functioning water pumps should transmit water from one point to the other smoothly, within a few minutes. The pumps, however, experience damages and other problems that reduce their transmission efficiency. So, whether you use your water pump for residential or commercial functions, it is essential to familiarise yourself with the common problems that may arise when using it. Early diagnosis of the problem provides a quick solution, thus preventing costly damages.
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  • Top Low Maintenance Materials to Consider for Your Deck

    The thought of having a deck where you can host parties, have barbie and spend time with family is exciting. However, traditional wooden decks are high-maintenance. If not taken proper care of, wood decks can rot, warp and lose their visual appeal within a few years. The last thing you need is an unsightly space in your backyard. If you're thinking of installing a deck but aren't so excited about having a wooden one, here are a few low-maintenance materials that you can consider.
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  • 3 Things to Look For in Outdoor Carpark Sealing Treatments

    If the surface of your outdoor carpark is getting on in years, then it might not look so good any longer. It may also not work as well as it used to. A sealant will restore the surface's good looks and make it safer to use. However, not all sealants have the same properties. So, before you choose how to seal your carpark, it's important to find a treatment that has all the features you need.
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  • What Factors Determine a Scaffolding Hire Quote?

    If you are planning to build an extension to your property and may be adding an additional storey or two on top, then you will need to bring in a variety of different contractors. Many of them will need to work at height, and in order to ensure efficiency and safety, you will need to erect a scaffolding structure. As you may not have done this before, you may be wondering how to approach this task, how much it will cost you and what type of scaffolding to erect.
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  • Let Your Bathroom Give You Something More than a Warm Shower

    Your bathroom is often one of the neglected wet household areas. Many people think about the kitchen and living room when adding decor or when renovating the house. But you may only discover your bathroom is a critical area when it develops some problems that make it unusable. Waterproofing your bathroom is a must if you want to enjoy it and maintain it in good shape throughout the year. So why is bathroom waterproofing a must in your home?
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  • Butcher-Block Benchtops – What Are They And Which Styles Are Available?

    When remodelling your kitchen, you may be thinking that the hard part will be trying to stay within your budget. And while this may be tasking, you should keep in mind that selecting a material for your benchtops could drive you up the wall! Kitchen benchtops come in a vast myriad of materials. From deciding on materials such as granite, tile and hundreds of other options, finding the perfect benchtop that will be durable, attractive and affordable can be stressful.
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  • Don't Let Your Toilet Embarrass You in Front of Your Visitors

    Although all plumbing problems require professional attention, some can't go for more than 24 hours before they are fixed. You may wait and call in a plumber to fix your dripping faucet this weekend, but you can't do the same when your toilet is blocked or overflowing. This would even compel you to contact a professional plumber to fix the problem within an hour. You don't want to imagine a situation where the toilet has stopped working, and your visitors are on their way coming.
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  • How Much Will Your Scaffolding Cost? Important Factors to Consider

    Scaffolding is a critical component of any construction project. These support structures provide a much-needed platform for workers as they carry out building repairs or construction activity. There are many different types of scaffolding, ranging from narrow wooden structures to expansive metal frames. Therefore, the cost of your scaffold will depend on its size, material, installation expense and load carrying capacity. This piece will explore each cost factor individually and how much you're likely to spend when looking to purchase a scaffold.
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