Key Considerations When Selecting a Site for Critical Facilities

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A detailed site analysis should be conducted in order to determine the suitability of a site for use for critical purposes, such as data centers. This article discusses some of those key considerations that can help you to confirm the suitability of a site for your critical facilities. Likelihood of Natural Disasters The site analysis tries to assess how vulnerable that site may be to natural disasters. For instance, weather data for the past 100 years may be studied in order to find out the likelihood of flooding at that site.

11 May 2017

The Role Of A Certifier In An Owner-Builder Home Project

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Designing and building a new home as an owner-builder is a dream for many Australians. It's a way to have complete control over the quality of the workmanship and finishes and to feel a strong emotional attachment to the completed home. It can mean savings of thousands of dollars by minimising or eradicating the cost of contractor labour. If you're embarking on an owner-builder project, you'll still need to ensure that your home meets all the building regulations and codes that are required by your local council and your state government.

11 May 2017

Top Reasons to Consider Pattern Pave Concrete for Your Home

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If you are considering changing up the appearance of your driveway and walkways around your home, you may have contemplated choosing pavers for your residence. However, individual pavers may make you wary as they have a propensity for causing a tripping hazard as well as coming loose over time. If you like the look of pavers but would like something that will provide you with additional benefits, you should consider patterned pave concrete.

10 May 2017

Is Timber Flooring the Right Choice for Your Home?

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Timber flooring is very durable and attractive, and it's a more hygienic choice than carpeting, which holds dust, dirt and other debris in its fibres. If you're thinking about timber flooring for your home, note some features about this type of flooring to consider, and then discuss the option with a flooring contractor as needed. Prefinished versus jobsite finished Timber floors need to be finished, meaning a coating or sealant put over their surface.

9 May 2017

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Repairing Plasterboard Ceilings

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It is important that you avoid certain common mistakes if you decide to repair your plasterboard ceiling without involving a professional. This article discusses some of those common mistakes that you should watch out for during that repair project. Mistake 1: Not Fixing the Root Cause Plasterboard ceilings can develop issues due to several factors, such as a moisture leak. You should investigate and fix the root cause of the problem in the ceiling before you patch that damaged section.

9 May 2017

DIY Concrete Cutting: How to Achieve the Perfect Concrete Saw Cut

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If you are undertaking a DIY concrete cutting project, it is essential to understand that the task requires more than just renting sawing equipment and possessing some handy skills. Concrete cutting is a challenging task that requires utmost precision and patience to achieve the perfect cut. However, this does not mean you cannot get the best results unless you are a professional. By practicing proper techniques, you can have concrete slabs that have been cut to precision.

9 May 2017

4 Dog-Related Problems that an End of Lease Cleaner Can Cope with Better than You

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For owners, dogs can be the most important part of their homes. However, you might find that the people who occupy the property after you aren't so keen on the things they leave behind, and your landlord may refuse to return your full bond if the dog has left any signs. Even if they do return your bond in full, it's only polite to make sure the property is just the way you found it when you leave it; after all, it was nice of your landlord to allow pets in the first place.

8 May 2017