Most people who don't have accessibility issues would be surprised to discover how difficult it can be for wheelchair users to get around. Even in modern society, which feels quite progressive and open, there are often problems — and even venues and businesses which mark themselves out as 'wheelchair accessible' aren't always. Twitter is full of stories from wheelchair users who've been told that a business is accessible only to arrive and see steps leading to the entrance.
27 July 2018
It's surprising how much difference a new coat of paint can make. A room that looked drab and unappealing can be made to feel warm and inviting with a bright new coat of paint. Painting your rooms is an easy way to improve the appearance of your home without buying completely new furniture or spending a lot of money on entirely remodelling your property. The right painters for the job
26 March 2018
Whether you have a staircase in your home or a deck overlooking your property, the one mandatory safety requirement is installing balustrading. However, your choice of balustrades does not have to be based solely on functionality. Keep in mind that these railings will become part of your overall aesthetic. So if you do not want to detract from the kerb appeal of your home, you would be best advised to lean toward materials that would accentuate the visual interest of your interior design.
18 January 2018
Outdoor entertaining areas are an incredibly popular feature in Australian homes. Having a space to relax in comfort, entertain guests and enjoy the fresh air are a huge part of Australian culture. If you're planning to add a new patio to your home, then you're no doubt looking forward to having an attractive space that will act as an extension of your home. Connecting your new patio with your home's interior space is important if you want to achieve the right indoor to outdoor flow.
20 November 2017
If you have decided to have an extension added to your current business premises, here are a couple of tips which should help you with this challenging process. Take steps to minimise the disruption it will cause to your business operations Increasing the size of your business premises will do wonders for your enterprise's long-term success. However, if you don't take steps to minimise the disruption the construction work causes to your daily basis operations, the extension could result in a short-term reduction in customer engagement and sales.
11 October 2017
One of the benefits of having a new home constructed is that you get to choose every detail of the design. If you are in the process of designing a new home, you may be trying to decide between installing rafters or trusses in the roof space. Below is a guide to 3 benefits that trusses offer when compared to rafters. Less waste to protect the environment Rafters will normally be cut to size on site before being fitted to the building.
31 August 2017
If you have purchased, or are considering purchasing a brown field site for development you will need to have an environmental assessment conducted to identify any possible land contamination. The growing number of developments taking place on brown field sites has led to an increasing awareness of the potential dangers land contamination can pose to new buildings, as well to to existing developments. It is not just land purchased for development that may be affected, land contamination may also affect land that is dormant or being prepared for sale for other purposes.
2 August 2017
Extra durable steel tends to be more expensive that the common grades of steel. In businesses there tends to be a trade-off between the cost of rapidly wearing out items and replacing them (when made with cheaper materials) against buying a more expensive high-grade steel and building more durable items. Here are some tips on how to calculate the tradeoff and work out which option is best for your business.
29 June 2017
If you have owned or operated a commercial building for any length of time, you will be well aware of the importance of annual fire safety inspections conducted by accredited inspection services. These inspections aren't simply a legal requirement but a vital safety measure, ensuring that all parts of a building's fire safety and suppression systems are up to code and functioning as they should be. With that being said, failing an annual fire safety inspection for any reason can be a crippling inconvenient and expensive problem to fix, so naturally, you will want to give your building the best possible chance of passing its next fire inspection.
20 June 2017
Most sports involve some kind of markings on the ground, helping to keep the game regulated and guide players. However, not all sports are played on the same type of surface, which can make it difficult to get top quality results using the same techniques across different ground types. Although there are paints available specifically for various surfaces, using the right one is not necessarily enough in itself to ensure a good result.
15 June 2017