Monthly Archives: "July, 2016"

The Benefits Of Outdoor Privacy Screening – More Than You Think!
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While more and more housing is being squeezed in to make room for new developments, next door neighbours are closer now than ever before. As plots are given less space it's far easier for prying eyes to see across your garden. To get round the problem you could of course put up a large fence or wall, but the issue is that aside from being unsightly, it can also spoil your view as much as it stops others from...

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3 Myths About Metal Roofing You Really Shouldn’t Believe
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While metal roofing has been around in some form or another for many years, most homeowners prefer to opt for more traditional roofing styles of slate, asphalt, wood, or even thatch. The main 'perceived' issue for metal roofing is that it's unsightly and 'not in keeping' with the rest of the house. In reality this couldn't be further from the truth. Nowadays, metal roofing can be made to look like slate, wood, or even asphalt and can be weathered...

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Have You Considered A Metal Building? Maybe You Should!
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Whether you're looking to build a garage, office, storage area, or barn you might want to consider a metal building. While cement, bricks and mortar, and timber are more conventional, a metal building has many distinct advantages. Let's take a closer look. The practicalities There are a number of practical advantages a metal building has over its more traditional counterparts. Firstly, because metal is strong and flexible, you don't need an excess of columns and load bearing walls. This means that...

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Everything You Need To Know About Structural Steel
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If there's one type of steel that's arguably used more than any other it's structural steel. As the name suggests it's a category of steel used mainly in the construction industry. Although used for a wide variety of building purposes, it's mainly utilised in a mid 20th century technique known as steel framing. This building technique forms an initial skeleton of vertical steel columns and horizontal i-Beams to which floors walls and roofing are then attached. The idea behind the...

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So What Exactly Is Plasma Cutting And How Does It Work?
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One of the most effective way of cutting metals such as steel, aluminium, copper, and brass is by using a plasma cutter. Utilised extensively in the metal fabrication industry it's a great way to cut difficult metals into perfect lengths, shapes, and sizes. While that's all well and good, what exactly is a plasma cutter and how does it work? In order to properly explain how it works it makes sense to first of all know what plasma actually is....

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