A custom timber deck provides a good outdoor space on which you can relax, entertain guests or enjoy a beautiful garden during good weather. This is why adding a deck is one of the most requested improvements among homeowners today. There are many designs you can go for, as well as materials that you can use. Because a deck is outdoors (and hence unprotected from the elements), your choice of material is the most important decision you'll make.
28 September 2018
Building a garage that will stand the test of time requires time, effort, careful planning, but most importantly, the right building materials. Every part of your garage, from the foundations that hold it up to the door(s) that allow you to access it, should be constructed from suitable materials, and the materials you use to roof your new garage are no exception to this rule. Unfortunately, while many traditional garage roofing materials (such as asphalt, metal sheeting and corrugated iron) have their merits, they also have their fair share of shortcomings.
2 March 2018
Brass is a unique metal, and is highly prized for its combination of attractive looks and exceptional resistance to corrosion—it's no wonder, then, that brass sheeting has so many potential applications, from decorative garden screens to bullet casings and clockwork components. However, to turn your sheet brass from a nondescript slab of metal into a useful or attractive component, it needs to be cut, and cut well. Whether you have a large or small amount of brass sheeting that requires cutting, choosing the best cutting method for your needs is vital.
2 March 2018
The analytical balance is a valuable piece of equipment in the laboratory environment. Under ideal circumstances, this device will provide reliable results for critical experiments and other processes. Unfortunately, the unit can become unreliable if the right handling practices are neglected or proper maintenance is not performed. If the presented results are not precise, your lab might have to deal with sample wastage and other related losses. Here are some beneficial tips to help you avoid inaccuracies when using your analytical balance.
13 February 2018
Are you planning to hire a fuel storage tank for use at your construction site? Read on and discover how plastic fuel tanks differ from tanks made from steel. Use this information to select the most appropriate tank for your needs. Corrosion Internal and external factors can expose fuel tanks to risks of corrosion. For example, steel tanks may corrode due to prolonged exposure to the moisture contained in the fuel stored in the tanks.
12 February 2018
Storing rainwater at home can be a good choice if you have a large garden, or often need to hose off the house or deck, wash the family vehicles, or even wash the family pets. Collecting and storing rainwater can also be good for areas that are a high risk for brushfires, and especially rural areas that are some distance from emergency services. If you're thinking of getting a water tank for your home, note a few features to look for in a tank, so you know you opt for the best type while not overpaying for something with more options than you actually need.
8 February 2018
Underpinning is a method used to stabilise faulty building foundations. This sort of building repair may be required because of a number of different reasons, including when the initial foundation is no longer robust or stable enough, when the soil moves and destabilises the foundation of a building, when the properties of the soil on which the structure sits on has changed and when the way the building is used has changed.
1 February 2018
Whether you want to distribute a family history or other important research project, or you need to ensure that your videos of those crucial first years of your child's life last forever, there's nothing as safe as a physical copy. Many people feel mistrustful of purely digital storage methods and cloud hosting and, when it comes to treasured memories or years of work, your best bet is storing this valuable data on a CD.
1 February 2018
If you are a big fan of the great outdoors, a tarpaulin is a vital piece of any camping kit. A high-quality tarp can be placed over rucksacks and other camping equipment to help to protect it from the rain when you are making your camp. A tarp also makes an excellent ground mat if you need to sit down or place items on a muddy patch of ground. Damage to a tarp can cause no end of trouble during a camping trip, so you will want to make sure you do everything you can to protect it and keep it in top condition.
26 January 2018
While the floating jetty of your home does not need too much maintenance, it does have two areas that need cleaning after being exposed to wind and rain from the winter months. By paying attention to these two parts of your jetty now, you can protect both your boat and your family. Set aside a couple of hours to attend to this checklist of chores before you start to use the jetty for the spring and summer.
26 January 2018