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How Balustrades Can Make Australian Businesses Wheelchair-Friendly

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

In 2009, the Australian Federal Government passed a law known as AS1428. If you run a commercial business, you’re probably familiar with its stipulations. Or, at least you should be. The law lays out a series of requirements that businesses need to follow so that their premises are as accessible as possible for disabled customers. These regulations have posed some tricky questions for the designers of commercial environments. Every space now needs to include access routes and features that provide support for wheelchair users. Suddenly,...

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Mistakes That Many Homeowners Make When Buying a High-Pressure Washer

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

A high-pressure washer can be a great tool for any home, as it makes quick work of cleaning those upper stories of the house as well as the driveway, greasy tools, the deck, and just about any other surface that cannot be cleaned with a broom or standard wet rag. Using a high-pressure washer also means not having to balance on a ladder to clean your home’s eaves or windows. When you’re ready to buy a high-pressure washer, note a few mistakes that are all too common but which you’ll want to avoid to ensure you choose the...

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Timber-Framed Roofing Systems: Rafters Vs Trusses

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Prospective new homeowners who wish to enjoy the benefits of timber-framed roofing need to understand the various options available at their disposal in order to make an informed decision. With this in mind, here is a discussion on two among the available options for timber-framed roofing. Rafters/ Stick Framing  A large number of older houses feature this kind of roof frame. Stick framing uses pieces of timber that have been cut to a pre-determined size and length (rafters) to connect the peak of a residential roofing system to the...

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New Boat Trailer? 2 Important Considerations

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

A trailer is perhaps the most important accessory to invest in alongside the investment in a new dinghy. Many times, first-time boat owners are overwhelmed by the exciting prospects of boat ownership that they end up settling for the first trailer (often the most affordable) recommended by a boat dealer (such as those from White Water Marine).    However, there are other (often more important) factors that boat owners should consider when choosing between different types of trailers for their new dinghy. Discussed below are two...

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Important Things You Need for Taking Care of Your Vehicle’s Body

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Sometimes, waiting in line for your mechanic to repair your dent or paint your vehicle could be really time-consuming and expensive. This doesn’t always have to be the case. Why don’t you just fix up those dents and spray your car yourself? Think of all that time and money you could save if you had your own place and equipment. Therefore, if you own a vehicle and a spacious garage, below are a few things that you might need for taking care of your vehicle’s body. An Air Compressor This is a piece of equipment that converts...

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Environmental Regulations: Protect Yourself From Hefty Environmental Lawsuits

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Environmental protection is nearly in every detail of the business world. Often, entrepreneurs find themselves at fault for breaking environmental laws they didn’t even know existed. Below are binding environmental issues to watch out for when you set out to your next business venture.  The Recycling Venture Recycling is one way of protecting the environment, but a recycling business can be in violation of environmental regulations if conducted the wrong way. If you plan to invest in the recycling industry, for example by opening a...

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How to Ensure Your Commercial Building Passes a Fire Inspection

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Are you unsure whether your commercial building will be cleared after a fire inspection is conducted? Read on and discover some checks that you can conduct yourself to increase the chances of passing the building inspection. Stairs and Hallways Stairs, aisles, and hallways provide a way for people to escape in case there is a fire outbreak. You should therefore check and confirm that these places are free from any obstructions (such as old HVAC units). Such obstacles can impede or even injure people who are fleeing during an emergency. Your...

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Stop Thieves From Stealing Your AC Unit With These Tips

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Unfortunately, in some cases, air conditioning unit can be tempting to thieves. They may not need the cooling power, but they can rip them apart and sell the copper, aluminium and compressors. Luckily, there are ways to keep your AC unit safe from criminals. 1. Encase it in a fence in a cage. To protect your outdoor air conditioner unit, surround it with a small fence so that thieves cannot easily take it. To make it even more secure, buy a cage made specifically for AC units, place it above your unit and lock it in place. Ideally, to provide...

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How To Keep Your Bamboo Decking Non-Slip

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Bamboo makes a great choice for a decking material.  As well as being durable, it looks great and is easy to maintain.  But just like composites or wood, bamboo decking can become slippery during wet weather.  However, a slippery deck is easy to remedy; read on to find out more. What causes slippery bamboo decking? The main factor that causes slipperiness is the growth of plants like moss, algae and mildew.  These invaders may go unnoticed during the dry summer months, but as soon as it rains, they can turn your deck into...

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Common Reasons for Water Pump Failure

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

There are a lot of reasons why you may need to use a water pump. You can use it to circulate water in your swimming pool or backyard fish pond, to irrigate your small garden, to water your lawn, and so forth. Sadly, many homeowners usually fail to enjoy optimal service from their water pumps because of premature breakdowns that result in downtime. While it is perfectly normal for all water pumps to experience functional failure at some point, most of the glitches that are associated with these pumps can be prevented. Here are some things you...

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