How Modifying Your Home Can Help the Environment

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Use of transparent concrete in the world of civil engineering

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Sustainability in civil engineering projects such as the construction of residential buildings, roads and bridges is critical. It helps to minimise the harmful environmental effects of civil construction projects. The use of traditional concrete is popular in most civil engineering projects. Despite the strength of traditional concrete, its dense attribute makes rooms dark especially those within a confined area. Consequently, such buildings end up using a lot of energy for lighting both during the day and night. Read More»

Shine On: How Solar Power Can Reduce Your Bills

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To many people, solar power still seems like a luxury or high-end way to generate energy. It’s assumed that the panels are expensive to construct and to maintain, that the equipment requires specialist machinery to convert solar power into anything you can use and that it’s not really a technology for private households. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Most private households could probably benefit from the installation of solar panels on their roofs — so it’s well worth considering them for your own home. Read More»

Slave To The Electric Bill: 3 Ways To Reduce Your Air Conditioner's Electricity Impact

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It won’t be too much longer before summer arrives in Queensland. While the Sunshine State residents love the lazy, hazy days of this season, it also brings some angst as the electricity bill starts to climb. You hate being in the position of having to choose between keeping the family cool or taking out a second mortgage just to pay the power supplier. This year, however, you can have a cool home without too much angst. Read More»

The Path of Least Resistance: 5 Easy Steps to Help With Erosion and Sediment Control When Developing a Site

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If you are putting up a house or any other building, you need to make long-term plans for diverting stormwater away from the structure. Whilst building, you also need to focus on erosion and sediment control. There are a lot of steps you can take that have varying levels of involvement and difficulty. However, there are a few easy things that can help as well. Try these ideas: 1. Limit the Amount of Vehicles on the Site Read More»

What to Do Before Hiring a Skip

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Whether you’re doing some yard work, clearing out your home before a move or carrying out renovations, a skip bin is the ideal way to dispose of a large quantity of refuse or debris. Before you hire your skip, though, you’ll need to do a little basic planning and research. Choosing the size of your skip Choosing the right size of skip is important for keeping costs down. Hire a skip that’s too large and you’ll be wasting money; hire one that’s too small and you may have to pay for multiple collections. Read More»

What to Do After You Have Used Your Home Fire Extinguisher

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If a fire breaks out in your kitchen, it is important that you understand how to use your fire extinguisher to deal with the hazard. However, it is equally important that you understand the actions you need to take once the fire it out. Below is a guide to 3 things you need to do once you have used a fire extinguisher to combat a domestic fire. Contact the emergency services  Read More»