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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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Join It Up: Blend Function and Form with Decorative Concrete Joints

While concrete is a very versatile and durable material, it can sometimes struggle in the intense Australian heat. It expands and contracts with the temperature changes from day to night, and this is likely to lead to cracks over time. It's not possible to entirely avoid this problem; cracks are part of natural wear and tear. However, your concrete floor should last for up to 25 years if cared for correctly, and making sure that it's installed correctly in the first instance should help to extend its life to this full potential.

How Are Tree Stump Removal and Tree Stump Grinding Different?

Whilst you may sometimes hear the phrases "tree stump removal" and "tree stump grinding" used interchangeably, they're actually two quite different things. If you have a downed tree and you want it off your property, your tree removal service provider will ask if you prefer tree stump removal or tree stump grinding to eliminate the stump. Here are the differences between the two to help you make the right choice.  

Electrical contractors provide important electrical services

As technology continues to become the center of our daily lives, the use of electricity is now essential for many different applications. Electrical contractors deal with the wiring and fitting of premises for the proper functioning of electrical devices. Electrical installations are commonly done in residential, commercial and industrial locations. All these places are in need of properly functioning electrical equipment. It is, therefore, important to have the best electrical contractors to prepare your premises for its required functions.

Restore your house to its former glory

If your house has been burnt by fire, there's likely lots of damage to deal with. When the fire brigade has gone, there is soot, the smell of smoke and the damaged stuff. However, once the house has been declared safe by the fire brigade, you can act with speed to salvage some of your property. The best way to start is to call a company that specializes in fire damage restoration.

When to Use Stainless Steel Pipes and Tubing at Home

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.

Important Differences in Residential Window Films

Window film or tint can be a good choice for adding security and privacy to your home, for blocking heat and for protecting the windows from damage. However, not all films are alike, and the film you choose might not accomplish all these tasks as expected! It's good to know the different types of window films on the market today so you're sure to get the type that suits your needs.

Latest Safety Features for Tipper Trucks

Tippers can be used for commercial and nonindustrial functions, something made possible by the numerous types of tippers that are available for hire. The tipper family consists of tipper trucks, tipper tandem, excavators, and bobcats. The most common tipper that is hired is the tipper truck, based on its flexibility, efficiency and the work to be executed. However, just like most vehicles used every day, tipper trucks have been associated with several injuries over the years.

Emergency Plumbing: Essential Supplies You Should Have At Hand

Owning a home inevitably means you will have to deal with a plumbing emergency at some point or another. Despite this, there are some homeowners who do not know how to deal with these plumbing emergencies and find they spend a significant amount of money on repairs as well as water wastage. The first step to being able to handle minor emergencies would be to have the appropriate tools at hand.

Why a Metal Roof Might Be the Right Type for Your Home

While asphalt shingles may still be one of the most popular options for home roofs, metal roofs are also a good choice for homeowners to consider. You may not have thought about a metal roof if your current roof needs repair or the replacement of some shingles, but metal offers some distinct advantages over any other material. Note a few of those advantages here and then you can discuss this choice with a roofing contractor as needed.