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  • 4 Tips for Staying Safe During a Demolition Project

    Every building has an expected design life, and when the useful life ends, the structure becomes unsafe for living. It is important to demolish such buildings to create space that can be reused. Demolition work involves knocking down a building or part of a load-bearing structure. Health and safety are a priority when handling demolition projects in Australia. Therefore, you have to know the proper ways to keep yourself and your workers safe when demolishing a building.
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  • 3 Reasons Why Underpinning Is Crucial for Your Home or Business Premise

    Unless you have enough experience in the construction industry, chances are that you know little about your home's foundations. They are crucial aspects of any structure or building. For this reason, they require more strengthening and stabilisation through underpinning.  Before beginning the excavation project, you need to hire qualified contractors. They are crucial in determining the soil ability to withstand the structure's weight. After the assessment, they can decide the type of underpinning method that's required.
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  • Commercial Fencing Guide

    A fence will enhance the security of your commercial building, its appearance and value. Below is a guide on the various considerations you should make when choosing and installing a commercial fence. Check Zoning Regulations Zoning regulations may prohibit specific types of fences. For instance, high chain-link fences may be prohibited in the CBD. Besides, the regulations may determine the height of fences to be used or completely restrict the use of fences.
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  • Top Mistakes When Treating Rising Damp

    If you think termites and asbestos are the only significant problems that homebuyers dread, think again -- rising damp makes the list, and the characteristic musty smell is the first telltale sign that puts off homebuyers. The moisture in the walls creates the perfect environment for mould growth, which causes extensive damage to the home. Therefore, inspecting and treating rising damp in your newly acquired house must be part of the renovation process.
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  • Safety Issues During Residential Demolition

    Safety is a critical consideration when demolishing a house. Failure to take adequate safety measures could cause accidents and injuries at the site. The article below discusses the various safety issues you should address before demolishing your home. Dangerous Materials Your house should be inspected for the presence of hazardous materials such as lead-based paints and asbestos. Homes constructed before the asbestos ban may contain friable and non-friable asbestos in the roof, walls, floor, insulation fillings and boilers.
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  • Must-Do Things and Mistakes to Avoid When Underpinning Existing Foundations

    The biggest hurdle you may have as a building contractor is underpinning foundations, which has a significant effect on the building's future. While there are many pitfalls to this process, most of them can be avoided by hiring expert professionals. The following are essential things to keep in mind: Hire Professional Building Survey Specialists When you choose to underpin existing foundations, never begin the exercise blindly. For this reason, you need to hire a chartered property surveyor to conduct a thorough analysis.
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  • Three Critical Requirements Entailed in Asbestos Abatement Regulations

    Asbestos is a hazardous material, and although some buildings in Australia have asbestos-containing materials, its use as a building material has long been banned. Notably, more residential and commercial facilities are working around the clock to remove and replace asbestos roofing and insulation materials. However, due to the danger asbestos poses to human health, the government has laid down strict regulations on proper asbestos abatement. What do these regulations entail? Read on to find out.
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