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Sustainable Building Design: Key Factors to Consider

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Building design can have a great impact on the environment, economy, and society. Whether this impact is positive or negative depends on the sustainability of the building. Sustainable design aims at creating win-win design solutions that meet the needs of the owner and have a positive impact on the environment. Before undertaking a building construction, there are factors to consider in coming up with a sustainable building design. Here are some of the key factors:

13 June 2016

The Dirty Sock Syndrome: How Can You Safeguard Your HVAC Unit?

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If you find your home has a foul smell and you can't figure out where it is coming from, it may be time to inspect your HVAC unit. After prolonged use, heating and cooling systems can give out a foul-smelling odor every time they are switched on. The odor is popularly referred to as Dirty Sock Syndrome. The Dirty Sock Syndrome is a common complaint of homeowners who use heating and cooling systems all year round.

10 June 2016

Types of Buckets You Can Consider When Engaging In Excavation

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If you are looking to carry out minor excavation on your property, whether for landscaping or for renovations, then you should consider hiring a mini excavator. This handy equipment is easy to use and helps you save on costs that you would incur if you opted to hire out complete excavation services. When hiring out a mini excavator, you should consider what attachments would be best suited for the project you are carrying out.

10 June 2016

How to Repair a Damp Patch on Your Ceiling

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It can be rather alarming to see a damp patch on your ceiling. It's something that needs to be rectified as soon as possible, otherwise the problem can become very serious indeed. So what should you do if you notice an unsightly damp patch on your otherwise pristine ceiling? And can you take care of it yourself? Get a Thorough Inspection You will need to look inside your ceiling cavity to identify the cause of the damp.

9 June 2016

3 Key Areas to Concentrate on When Designing an Energy Efficient Home

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The high costs of energy is making it necessary for modern homeowners to look for ways of reducing their heating and cooling bills. If you are thinking of building an energy efficient home, there are lots of things that you will need to consider. But here are a few major areas that are sure to have the greatest positive impact on your efforts to moderate indoor temperatures and drive down energy bills.

8 June 2016

4 Things to Plan Ahead of Time When Building a New House

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When you are having a new home built, there is a lot to think about. After doing the basic planning of the house, such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, deciding on the home builder, and figuring out permits, there are some additional details to consider. Here are five things to think about when starting to plan the details and layout of your new home. You will be glad you thought of them.

7 June 2016

Quick Tips for Choosing the Right Timber Products for a Home Project

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Timber or wood may seem all alike to you, but there is a lot of variation when it comes to the durability of different types of wood products as well as its overall appearance. You don't always want the cheapest product available when you're remodeling or renovating, but should choose what will work for you long-term. Note a few quick tips for choosing the right timber products, no matter your home project.

7 June 2016

Extra Gear That You May Need For Your Winch

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A winch refers to a mechanical device that can be used to adjust the tension of a rope or wire by pulling it in or pushing it out. Winches can be used for several purposes, such as retrieving a vehicle that is stuck in mud or a ditch. This article discusses some of the additional gear that a construction specialist may need in case he or she is planning to use a winch to retrieve his or her vehicle in the course of doing work in the countryside.

7 June 2016

How You Can Insulate The Loft Of Your Newly Built Home

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If you have just moved in to a newly built house, start thinking of ways in which you can save energy as early as possible. One way is by installing loft insulation, which can save up to 45% of the energy you need for heating and cooling your home. In a home that has no insulation, heat rises and escapes easily through the roof. In fact, 25% of heat in un-insulated home is lost through the roofs.

6 June 2016

Bringing Down The Cost Of Business Electricity

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Virtually all business activities rely on the use of electricity either directly or indirectly. For this reason, the cost of electricity is often a concern for a large number of business persons. This situation often prompts the need for business owners to look for practical ways of reducing their commercial electricity utility bills. Discussed in this article are three among the various ways referred to above. Change Tariffs Or Change The Supplier

6 June 2016