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Building an extension for my mother-in-law

I love my mother-in-law but I never planned on living with her permanently. I have been enjoying her living with us now that we have kids but I feel like we all need some extra space so I am getting a granny flat built at the back of our block. This should allow us to have some extra space to make sure everyone has the privacy that they need whilst we can still be a family. This block has some tip on the process of building a granny flat including how to choose a contractor and how to get the council approval for the build.


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Building an extension for my mother-in-law

When to Use Stainless Steel Pipes and Tubing at Home

by Chloe Cooper

Stainless steel is one of the strongest and most durable materials available when it comes to pipes and tubing; the material is often used in construction as well as the medical field, because it's so strong and resistant to heat as well as germs and bacteria. You can usually find lengths of stainless steel at any home improvement store, or even at a recycling centre. Note when it's good to use this material at home and why it can be so beneficial.

For custom exhausts

Stainless steel holds up well against heat, as mentioned above, and because it's so durable, it's a good choice for custom car exhausts. If you hit a bump in the road or drive over rough, rocky roads, your exhaust won't get cracked or damaged when you use steel tubing under the car body. The thick material of steel will help a muffler keep your car quiet, and the material won't warp or bend under the heat of exhaust fumes. Steel is so strong and durable, it can actually outlast your car itself!

Septic systems and plumbing pipes

Steel has naturally antibacterial properties, as it won't absorb germs and bacteria, making it a good choice for plumbing applications. Chemicals used to treat septic tanks and unclog drains are less likely to damage steel pipes than other metals, so you may have fewer plumbing leaks or leaks in a septic tank when you choose steel tubing for pipes. The material is also durable so that it won't crack even when under pressure, or if a bracket should come loose and a pipe should start banging against a wall or the septic tank itself.

Gas lines

If you have a gas hot water heater or stove and need to replace the gas lines, consider stainless steel piping. The material won't break down or corrode when exposed to gas or high heat, making it a very durable and safe choice for gas lines.

For a durable and decorative touch

If you want to bring a touch of modern decor into your home, opt for stainless steel pipes and tubing for stair rails. The polished metal will reflect light and make a dark staircase look brighter. You can also add an eclectic and modern look to your kitchen by choosing stainless steel tubing for drawer pulls and cupboard handles. If you want to try a DIY project, use steel tubing and pipes as a base for a coffee table, to add a modern touch and a unique look to your furniture and accessories.