If you are like many people, the first thing that often comes to mind when you hear the term "stonework" is the construction of buildings and other structures with stone. While buildings or other structures built from stone are a critical part of modern architecture and construction, stonework entails so much more than just the construction of walls, paving and the like. There are several other ways to use stone in your home, even if your home isn't built with stone.
31 August 2019
Plasterboard is an ideal material for use in lightweight-framed residential structures. The product is strong and durable; homeowners will have extended service from the element. Also, plasterboard can be painted or plastered for an attractive appearance. Therefore, if you are building or renovating your home, you should think about installing this lining board as an internal wall or ceiling. There are different types of plasterboard to consider choosing for your project.
27 November 2017
Many people enjoy the look that timber cladding can give the exterior of their home. Unfortunately, there are plenty of reasons why timber cladding might need to be replaced. When that must happen, you'll probably be tempted to simply stick with what you know, but that is rarely the best idea. Instead of replacing your timber cladding with more timber cladding, here are just four reasons why you should opt for vinyl cladding instead.
24 January 2017
You should carry out appropriate pre-purchase building inspections before buying your new home. Proper inspection of a building will ensure that safety hazards are discovered, and you won't have to buy a home that will put your family in danger. Below are basic inspection guidelines to help you assess the safety of a home you intend to buy. Assess the Structural Stability Make sure you pay attention to the structural stability of the house you want to buy, so as to detect any defects that may be present.
24 June 2016
Security is something of utmost importance for every property owner; no one wants intruders to gain forceful entry into their property and steal or cause damage to their interior assets. What is more, all people inside a particular building should be protected from harm that may be caused by natural disasters such as hurricanes, mild earthquakes or fierce storms. That perhaps explains why, over time, manufacturers of safety and security-enhancing products have continually been striving to provide people with unique and effective ways to protect their homes, commercial buildings and industrial premises.
26 February 2016
As is the case with other types of industrial equipment, cooling towers are bound to suffer wear and tear after being in use for extended durations. This often creates the need to carry out maintenance and repair-related activities on the cooling tower. This article discusses three common problems that affect industrial cooling towers and their solutions for the benefit of business owners looking to undertake DIY maintenance of these cooling systems.
25 January 2016
When you start touring homes and narrowing down the home you want to buy, there are certain questions you think of asking. Some of these questions deal with the age of the wiring, when the last time the heating system was checked, and the last time the roof was repaired or replaced. One set of questions you may overlook asking relates to your solid timber doors. Here are some important questions you should ask:
18 January 2016