• Is Your Home At Risk Of Asbestos?

    8 September 2015

    Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was commonly used in building materials. This is due to its resistance to both heat as well as corrosion. As such, incorporating them into products used in construction would increase the fire resistance of these items without incurring exorbitant costs to fireproof them. However, this was before it was established that asbestos could prove to be a serious health hazard. Once the mineral becomes friable, which means it becomes easily to break off, it dispenses fibres into the atmosphere that can be easily inhaled.

  • Dos and Don'ts During Asbestos Removal and Handling

    26 August 2015

    Due to the toxicity associated with ingestion or inhalation of asbestos fibres, one should observe caution when moving or handling it. Asbestos removal is a common activity during building renovations and demolition work. Such work predisposes the workers involved to the dangers of inhaling its dust and asbestos fibres entering cuts. Dos during asbestos removal and handling  Wear protecting equipment covering the nose, eyes, mouth, and limbs – Asbestos dust contains microfibers that could cause cancerous growth if ingested, inhaled or absorbed through cuts during accidents.

  • Five Tips to Help the Paint on Your Timber Fencing Last as Long as Possible

    14 August 2015

    When you own a painted timber fence, you occasionally will have to repaint it. If you want your painting efforts to last as long as possible, there are a number of things you can do. Take a look at these tips: 1. Repaint every time your fence fails the bead test When you paint a timber fence, the paint acts much like a seal, preventing moisture or insects from penetrating your fence, and as a result, if you delay or procrastinate on repainting your fence, you increase the chances that the timber will wear down and get damaged.

  • 3 Walkthroughs To Do As Your Home Is Built

    5 August 2015

    Many people are not sure about how many times they should visit the construction site of their new home before the builders hand over the completed home. While it is advisable to visit the construction site as many times as you can, there are certain visits that carry more weight than others do. This article discusses three important walkthrough visits that you should make before you occupy the new home:

  • 8 Outdoor Kitchen Essentials

    24 July 2015

    An outdoor living space is a wonderful extension of your home, and great for entertaining in the summer months. So, what must you have to complete your outdoor cooking experience? Prep Space: Choosing a weather resistant material that is attractive and compliments your outdoor appliances is essential. You don't want to have to run in and out of the house for every little thing, so enough space to bring your ingredients outside and enjoy your company properly while you are preparing the meal is the best expression of a full outdoor kitchen.