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2 tips for those building a home in the outback

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If you want to build a home in the outback, you may find the following advice to be useful. 1. Use the services of a wastewater design company  If your plot is situated in a particularly remote part of the outback, then you will need your contractor to fit a wastewater treatment system (such as a septic system). Whilst you could simply purchase a generic system, it is worth having a custom one created by a wastewater design company.…

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Two tips for those planning to have a bore constructed on their property

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If you have decided to have a bore built on your property, here are some tips that you may want to keep in mind. Have a barrier built around the bore if the water from it is likely to be unsafe to drink Water from a borehole is not always safe to drink. This is because groundwater can sometimes be contaminated by small amounts of toxic chemicals and pathogens. For example, if you live near a landfill, it is possible that the unfiltered groundwater is likely to be contaminated with run-off from this refuse site.…

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Red Flags of an Imminent Septic Tank Disaster

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While it can be easy to forget about your septic tank since it is out of sight, this receptacle needs routine maintenance servicing or it will be a ticking time bomb. When your septic tank is not cleaned on a fairly regular basis, signs of trouble will start to manifest in your home. And if you ignore these signs, your septic tank will start to leak and your property will become a biohazard.…

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Wasps Got Into Your Tree? Why Wasps Strip the Bark from Trees

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Autumn is approaching in Australia. This means that owners of trees favoured by European hornets and wasps need to look out for the usual late summer/early autumn feast. If enough European hornets (Vespa crabro) or European wasps (Vespula Germanica attack the same tree or bush, they can do some serious damage. But why do they do it? It Is Their Last Feast  During the spring and summer, wasps and hornets collect insects to help feed the young of their quickly expanding nest.…

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Reasons to Opt For Fresh Insulation Installation for Your House

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Insulation is an integral part of home construction, as its primary function is to mitigate heat transfer, in terms of both gain and loss, inside your house. Nonetheless, the biggest presumption homeowners make regarding their insulation is that it will serve them for a lifetime. In truth, insulation, especially that which is exposed, is bound to deteriorate with time. The more the degradation, the less protection for your home. Furthermore, there are a number of risks that you will be exposed to once the insulation is compromised.…

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Custom Home Options for Families of Special Needs Children

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As a parent of a child with special needs, you know the importance of having certain amenities in the home. Though most of these amenities are for safety, some of them can be for emotional well being as well. If you are planning on having a custom home built, then there are some aspects you may be considering to help your special needs child. Here are some of those custom home options to consider and how they can help you.…

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How To Deal With Cracks In Your House

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A common problem in a lot of houses across Australia is the occurrence of cracks in the structural work. While often these are purely cosmetic annoyances, there is a chance the crack could be a sign of a much larger problem in the structure of your house, but how do you discern this? From cracks in the floor to the ceiling, there are a few ways to figure out just how bad each one is and what steps you should take to protect yourself.…

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3 Important Things To Remember Before Starting Your Construction Project

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Whether you are working on a commercial building project or a private premises there are dozens of things you have to be aware of when on a construction site. With so many moving parts to keep track of it can be easy to forget a few things here and there. While this is expected and mistakes happen in every workplace, there are things you can do to mitigate these risks and remembering the more important pieces of the puzzle mean that the rest of the project will fall into place easier.…

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How to deal with a potential asbestos threat

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If you think you may have discovered asbestos somewhere in your home, then you will need to have it checked quickly to see whether it really is asbestos and therefore poses a health risk to your family or whether you can relax knowing that you have found something harmless that you can remove or ignore at your leisure. The problem is that asbestos isn’t easy to identify and there is no way to make a definitive determination about whether or not a substance is asbestos on your own.…

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3 Insights for Installing Concrete Kerbs in a Commercial Parking Area

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Installing kerbs in a commercial car parking facility not only improves the appearance of the area, but it also helps to control traffic into and out of the parking lot. Kerbs are installed on one or several sides of a parking lot to protect landscaped areas, pedestrian walkways, and other non-motorable spaces from encroachment. Notably, commercial property owners must note a few things, such as acquiring the necessary planning permission for laying kerbs on impermeable surfacing.…

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