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How to Make an Environmental Statement When You Build Your New Home

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Although the Australian government may not be setting much of a lead at the moment, you can certainly make a difference when it comes to environmental protection. For example, you may be about to build your own custom home and may want to forsake the traditional building methods in favour of solutions that are considered much more sustainable. To really make a difference, you may need to go back in time to an extent or look at construction methods that were originally used in the Far East.…

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What Will Determine The Overall Cost Of Your Individual Tree Removal Project?

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Tree removal is something you may have to engage in as a tree owner. In typical cases, a healthy tree can become compromised during the storm season, causing it to lose its structural integrity. Alternatively, you may have a pest infestation on your property that will lead to internal damage to the tree. And in some other cases, you may simply need to remove a healthy tree from your property since it is becoming an impediment to sunshine, power lines or even your house!…

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Maintenance Tips for Your Air Conditioning System

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Air conditioners need regular care and attention for them to work at their best; a little action now can prevent issues from developing in the future that require repairs. Also, if you neglect regular maintenance, your unit will run inefficiently, and you will chew through needless excess energy. Here are some simple routine maintenance tasks. Swap Filters The filters, which sit behind the grill that faces the room, capture debris and dust particles from the air passing through.…

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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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