Residential Roof Construction: Prefabricated Trusses or Onsite Timber Frames
30 November 2017
If you are building a new roof for your house, you should be diligent in choosing your timber frames trusses. Your choice of roof frames will determine the strength and durability of the roof as well as the appearance of the structure. In general, there are two framing options to consider for your home: prefabricated trusses and onsite timber frames. The latter are frames which are built on top of the roofing structure by a contractor while ready-made alternatives are constructed in a factory and delivered as completed units.
How to Keep Dishwashers Clean and Tips on Repairing an Overflowing Dishwasher
27 October 2017
Dishwashers save you the hassle of washing dirty dishes the hard way. With a dishwasher, you do not need to manually wash dishes in the kitchen sink one at a time—you simply put all the dirty dishes in the appliance and press a button to clean them all at once. Like many other plumbing appliances, however, dishwashers may overflow, usually because of clogging in the appliance itself or blockages in the kitchen sink drain to which it is connected.
Avoid Electrical Fires This Holiday Season: Here's How to Do It Right
20 October 2017
Electrical faults are one of the top causes of fires in Australia. The holiday season contributes to the most electrical fires due to increased use of home appliances and lighting.
Other than damaging properties, electrical fires are known to claim dozens of lives. Make sure that everyone is protected during this holiday season by preventing an electrical fire from starting. Here are a few things you can do to avoid a fire in your home.
5 Benefits of Concrete Slabs Over Pavers
18 September 2017
If you're putting in a patio, you have two main choices—concrete slabs or pavers. There are pros and cons to both options, but there are key benefits to choosing concrete. Here's a look at why you may want a concrete slab over pavers:
1. Easier to Transport
With concrete, you can start with bags of mix and then add water. Because the mixture in the bags is dehydrated, they tend to be a lot lighter than the concrete itself.