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  • Top Factors to Consider Before Developing Raw Land

    Few experiences come close to what you feel when you stand on your raw land. The feeling of owning land is a mixed bag of pride, security, and independence. The best part about owning raw land is that it appreciates. It means that if you decide to sell your property in the future, you are assured of a sizeable profit. However, you stand to gain even more if you develop your land because developed land has a higher value than undeveloped land.
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  • 4 Reasons Brick Pavers Are a Practical Solution to Most Homeowners Today

    Most homeowners want their home to look beautiful, and that's why they use great additions to make it happen. However, some of the additions they get don't increase the curb appeal of their home as much as they expect. But for those who want additions that won't disappoint them, they use brick pavers on their patio or driveway. Also, those with a swimming pool can use brick pavers to create a gorgeous pool deck.
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  • Three times it is best to call a structural engineer

    With any building project, the stability of the final structure has to be one of your primary concerns. If you are creating a new building, you will have a team of people working to ensure that both the initial plans and the subsequent building stages are completed safely and that your new property will last for many years. One of the contributors to your team is likely to be a structural engineer, but they will be just one of many people involved.
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  • Choosing The Right Material For A Pergola

    Pergolas make attractive garden features and can be used to create shade, to highlight an area of the garden, such as the patio, or as a frame for climbing plants. When designing a pergola, there is more to think about than the shape and whether or not it will have a roof or outdoor shades fitted to it. There are a number of materials that can be used to construct a pergola, and the right type of material will depend on a range of factors including the purpose of the pergola, budget and location.
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  • 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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