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
These days, it is hard to come by an investment that promises certain returns when you spend money on it. This is not the case with real estate, however. As towns and cities expand towards suburbs to ease congestion, the value of land moves up to meet the rising demand. So if you are thinking of buying a home or other form of real estate, then go ahead. It could be your gateway to a fortune in the next few years.
13 June 2017