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2017

Want a Skylight That Opens? Check Out These 5 Options

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Skylights add more light to your home, but if you opt for opening skylights, you can vent your house as well as letting in more lights. There are numerous design options you may want to consider. Take a look at these ideas: 1. Large Retracting Roof Rather than just doing a few windows, consider going for a dramatic effect and choosing a large retracting roof. This costs significantly more than just putting in skylights that open, but if you have an indoor space that you want to be able to completely open to the sky, this is a great option to consider. Read More»

Types of Solutions Offered by Piling Contractors

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Pilings can be described as either posts or massive stakes which are installed during construction to offer support to superstructure foundations. Huge buildings require pilings for their stability. The pilings are created deep within the ground for added strength. Piling contractors provide various piling techniques depending on the construction method used. Some of the processes are further addressed below. Cast-in-situ Pile Foundations – These sort of piles are built from concrete. They are created by drilling holes into the ground according to required measurements. Read More»

CNC machining is the ultimate technology for repair and restoration work

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Ever heard of 3D printing? The ability of 3D printers to bring abstract materials to life has become an increasingly popular industry. CNC machining works in a similar way, but it is a slightly different concept. By definition, CNC machines are electrochemical devices that are used to manipulate tools using inputs that are programmed by a computer. CNC actually stands for Computer Numerical Control. In much the same way as a 3D printer, CNC machining works to generate prototypes from digital software files. Read More»

Two Steps to Take to Ensure the Success of Your Construction Project

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If you have plans to carry out a building project and are concerned about the possibility of something going wrong, don’t worry—there are things you can do to significantly reduce the likelihood of any serious problems arising. Read on to find out what these things are. Hire a surveyor to perform a features survey One of the most effective ways to ensure that your construction project does not end up being delayed, extended or disrupted by unexpected issues is to gather as much information as you can about the plot on which you will be constructing your building. Read More»

Consider This Before Hiring A Contractor To Renovate Your Home

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Conducting home renovations can be quite a task. From the point of deciding to knock down part of your house to the very last point where everything has been rebuilt and you have to organise for a cleaning service that will clean the rubble left behind. However, a successful renovation depends on the type of contractor hired to complete the job. Some contractors lack what it takes to do a splendid job and it, therefore, requires that one conducts an adequate search to end up with the best. Read More»

What You Need To Know Before Knock Down and Rebuilding

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When you purchase a house today, several years later, most of its features will be obsolete with the changing times. For instance, there was a period when houses had kitchen windows, but today that has changed to open plan kitchens. However, this should not force you to relocate to a new house as it costs money. You also may be used to the locality of your old home thus no need to change neighbourhoods. Read More»

Home Construction: Preventing Your Concrete Surfaces from Cracking

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It is not uncommon for homeowners to complain about cracks in their freshly-poured concrete surfaces. This issue is particularly common for individuals who choose to perform the work without professional assistance or experience. In general, when a concrete surface is installed correctly, it will last long without extensive maintenance. However, poor construction practices will lead to cracks and premature failure. Here are simple guidelines to help you prevent the formation on your new concrete surface. Read More»

Saving Energy Around the Home – The Benefits of Adding Insulation to Your Basement Walls

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If you are not careful, you could lose a lot of energy through the lower level of your home. Many basements are notoriously energy inefficient, and that inefficiency could be costing the homeowners thousands of dollars a year in wasted energy. If the basement of your home is not properly insulated, it will be extremely difficult to keep the interior space warm in the winter and cool in the summer. That lack of insulation means that the money you spend to heat and cool your home is going right through your basement. Read More»

Simple Guide to Replacing a Damaged Tile

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A broken shower tile is not merely an eyesore. If this tile is not fixed in due time, your shower becomes at risk of harbouring mould and mildew since water ingress will be occurring through the broken tile. Not to mention that a cracked tile on your shower floor can also pose a safety hazard as you could easily nick your feet when taking a shower. Thus, it is prudent for every homeowner to know how to fix this type of damage as it could save you a lot of money regarding mould abatement costs, waterproofing replacement expenses and even medical bills. Read More»

Two steps to take before renovating your house exterior

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If you’ve decided to renovate your house exterior, here are two steps you should take to ensure that this project goes off without a hitch. Prepare for adverse weather conditions If you’re performing exterior home renovations such as painting the exterior walls, repairing the roof, repaving the driveway or sprucing up the porch, you will need to prepare for adverse weather conditions. If you fail to do this, the consequences could be disastrous. Read More»