How to Ensure Scaffolding Safety at the Building Site

How to Ensure Scaffolding Safety at the Building Site

One thing every company that uses scaffolding should be concerned about is safety at the building site. When employees are using scaffolding, their risks increase due to the working conditions being more dangerous. They are usually up high, so any fall is more likely to have disastrous consequences. The working space is limited which restricts their movements to some extent and this can also contribute to injuries or falls. So how do you ensure scaffolding safety at the building site?

    • Make sure all employees have proper training for working on scaffolding. This training should be ongoing, not done once and never again. People forget things and situations change. Training should be done so staff can keep up with the latest safety developments.
    • Never allow an untrained person to go up on scaffolding. It is quite easy to forget who has had training and who hasn’t. Keeping on top of details like this will ensure a better quality of safety for all concerned.

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Basic Tools for Gardening

Basic Tools for Gardening

If you have just moved into your first home you’ll be thrilled and elated that finally you can have everything the way you want without a landlord breathing down your neck. However, if you’ve only lived in rentals before, you may not have had the chance to do much landscaping, so to keep your new yard looking pristine you’ll need at least a few different garden tools.

Here is a list of basic tools for those who’ve never had the chance to get their fingers dirty in the garden.

  • Grass and leaf rake. This is something everyone with a backyard that has trees or shrubs needs. Even if you use the grass-catcher on the mower, there will be stray leaves drifting down onto the lawn that need to be raked up.
  • Garden rake. This is for raking over soil, not over the lawn. When you dig up soil for a garden you need to break the clods up and even the soil out with the rake.
  • Garden fork. If the soil is not too compacted, a fork is useful for digging in prepared garden beds to mix in mulch and fertiliser
  • Short handled spade. You can dig a new garden or loosen the soil of an old one with the spade. It’s also useful to dig holes to plant shrubs and flowers – and to tidy the edges of the bed.

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How to Choose a Colour Scheme For Your New Home

How to Choose a Colour Scheme For Your New Home

Colour is a big part of interior design, and if you ask any good interior designer such as Sam Sorgiovanni, it can seem a bit overwhelming to choose a colour palette for the whole house. Having the same neutral colours for every room is what you find in rentals. When it comes to your own home, you want something a little more distinctive and up-market than that.  Here are some tips on how to choose colours that go well together without being bland and boring.

  • Walk through the home with a pen and paper and jot down which other parts of the home can be seen from each room. This will ensure the colours chosen for each room will go well together with the colours that can be seen from there. Using a rough sketch of the floor plan is an easy way to keep track of it. It is not only the adjoining rooms that may be seen but places like the hall through to the kitchen.
  • Choose a colour for the room that is the biggest and most central to the whole house. Feeling stressed? Choose a soft, neutral hue for this room and that will make it easier to choose colours for the other rooms. But if you love colour and want to have at least one room painted in bold colours, start from that room. Then looking out from that room, choose somewhat softer colours for the rooms or spaces you can see from there. That’s not to say you can’t use bold colours next to each other, but there is an element of risk in doing so. You don’t want the colours to clash.

  • Having picked a colour for one room, the idea is to choose similar shades or hues for the adjacent rooms. A paint chart can help you with this. The benefits of doing this is that you can be sure each colour will look good together while still adding interest and depth. It is especially good for a home where there is an open floor plan; much of the house can be seen from one main room.

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4 Ways You Can Save with a Colorbond Roof

4 Ways You Can Save with a Colorbond Roof

Most people have a budget when it comes to building a home, so are interested in finding out all the ways they can save. Of course, you can save on the materials you build with, but it is not wise to use inferior materials. You want your home to last in good condition for as long as possible, not fall down in the first storm.

If you are looking to save, think about what you can do to your home that will save you money over the long term – the life of the building. This is where a Colorbond roof comes into its own. When you use Colorbond steel sheets for your roof you not only get a sturdy roof that will last for at least 50 years; you get a roof that will cut down on the running costs of the home for that length of time. How?

A Colorbond roof has thermal properties baked into it along with the colours – most of them anyway. This means that it will cost much less to heat and cool in the coming years. You won’t have to endure a home that is freezing or boiling hot, or pay a fortune to have it cooled or heated, no matter what the weather’s doing outside.

Colorbond roofing is also low maintenance so it is not likely to spring a leak like tiles roofs often do once a single tile gets a bit loose. You won’t have to pay for a tiler to come and repair your roof, or find water damage to the ceiling after a storm, that costs an arm and a leg to repair. You won’t have to repaint it – or if you do it will not be for a long time.
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A Guide To Making An All-New Green Kitchen

A Guide To Making An All-New Green Kitchen

With changing times, changes our responsibilities as well. Cooking is no more just about manufacture and consumption of food; rather, cooking is one of the most necessary components for survival and should be performed accordingly. What is a home without a kitchen? The answer is incomplete. Therefore, in order to make your home a place you feel most comfortable in, it is important to take care in designing of your kitchen.

With increasing workload, the cacophony of an industrial work life seems to get onto our nerves at certain times; and during these times what we crave for the most is a little bit of nature, a little bit of green, a little bit of pure organic life, that would give you the comfort of a mother, unadulterated.

As responsible and conscious human beings, it is not just enough to survive; it is important to ensure a healthy survival of the generations to come. To be precise, sustainability is essential, and it requires us to live in a more environment-friendly manner so that we do not affect the plants/animals/atmosphere around us adversely.

Why should I have a Green kitchen?

An environment-friendly kitchen is a kitchen that cooks eco-friendly manner so that balance is retained between our lifestyle and the outer environment we are living in. In respect to that, an eco-friendly kitchen deserves proper cleaning in a manner that would not disturb the ecological balance of our nature.

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How to Set Up a Perfect Home Office?

How to Set Up a Perfect Home Office?

With the changing times, the question arises in the mind, why our generation is so different from all other generations when we think about home office? And the answer is; the routines have changed drastically. Our ancestors have to spend their 8 hours of working in an office. They have to travel through various transports just to reach their office and travel on the same vehicles after working.

But if we talked about our generation, the paradigm has shifted drastically. We don’t want to get stuck into that traffic, weather and all other hindrances in order to work as we can work from home. Many have not renewed their office leases, called in the removalists, shed some excess office equipment and set up office at their familiar surroundings – at home.

According to a survey, more people are working from home ever before. Regardless what we do, our generation have figured out a way to accomplish the daily jobs to be done from home. The advancement of technology has gifted us with this comfort that we can even work in our pyjamas.

Advantages of Working from Home

  • We can save the time of travelling.
  • We can work efficiently because of the environment and comfort.
  • The office talks are long forgotten at home.

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Maintaining Your Kitchen The Smarter Way

Maintaining Your Kitchen The Smarter Way

The most vital place which is used nearly all and frequently is your kitchen at your home. It is a room which needs upholding the utmost.  Usually, it is ignored and done very rarely. If you do it on a regular basis, then believe me you will enjoy your cooking time in your kitchen. There are various things in the kitchen and so the need to maintain them.

  1. Cabinets Upholding Within the Kitchen

If you have open cabinets, then it is not a problem but it will look shabby as well. It is better to have cabinets with doors which are a proper one. Before starting to clean this area make a point, you remove everything from it. Check its doors are opening and closing legitimately. If not then fix it before you need to spend on it.

  1. Oven and Microwave

If you have oven and microwave in your kitchen, then it will not take much effort to maintain them. Just make it a habit whenever you use them you clean them. You can do it by using a seedy towel. It is best to use while cleaning any electronics within your kitchen.

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Defining A New Look For Your Contemporary Kitchen

Defining A New Look For Your Contemporary Kitchen

Contemporary Design

While defining a contemporary kitchen, one must be clear about the contemporary styles. It means the design or interior planned or developed according to the present time. The contemporary style is not rigid but flexible. It is very dynamic in nature, as it is cannot be defined as one style but it keeps on updating with the passing time.

It also mixes various other small designs from the different era, which can help your kitchen look classier. The contemporary architecture that can be used in your kitchen design can be like embraced solid walls covered in a random manner, under a roof that will give you a boxy feel.

Currently, there is a trend of emerging in contemporary interiors, i.e. one can merge the kitchen with dining or the dining can also be merged with living but connected to the kitchen.

How to Decorate the Contemporary Kitchen?
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Why Your Carpet May Need Dry Shampooing

Why Your Carpet May Need Dry Shampooing

The two major ways to clean carpet is through steam cleaning and dry shampooing. Neither name really describes the cleaning action correctly. Professional carpet cleaners in Perth often use the steam cleaning method, with chemicals sprayed onto the carpet and hot water injected into the carpet. Often, a rinse cycle is done. The machine then extracts most of the moisture so the carpet dries quickly; at least, in less than 24 hours.

But dry shampooing is not totally dry; it uses less water and chemicals, but the residue of shampoo and chemical dries quickly. Dirt sticks to it so it must be vacuumed out the next day by the homeowner. Since less water is used the carpet will dry in a few hours. Even though professional carpet cleaning method is not quite as good as the steam clean, there are times when choosing a professional service, such as ellisfacilityservices.com.au, is better.

  • After you have finished renovating and want to get the dust and grunge out of the carpet.
  • If you are expecting visitors the next day and realise the carpet looks a bit grubby.
  • You’ve had tradespeople in and forgot to cover the carpet.
  • You’ve had a party and the carpet got sloshed as well.
  • You need to freshen the carpet up but don’t have time to wait for it to dry for whatever reason.

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Are Eco Friendly Pools Really Safe for Humans?

Are Eco Friendly Pools Really Safe for Humans?

If you have a pool that uses chlorine or salt as a sanitiser you may be wondering if there is a more eco friendly alternative as you plug in your robotic pool cleaner and skim leaves from the top of the pool. There are several alternatives but are they really safe for humans to use? There are at least four alternatives for swimming pools, but you may not like all of them.

For instance, take what is touted as an all natural pool. This is made with clay and gravel and uses water plants to keep the water clean, so you won’t need an automatic pool cleaner. It is certainly good for the environment as the pure water offers insects and frogs a place to live. Frogs may be attractive and relatively harmless if their name is Kermit.

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