Protecting and maintaining healthy landscaped flowers, shrubs and plants can be completed in a lot of ways. However, for many, nothing can do the trick as effectively as mulching can. Organize your garden, grow attractive plans, keep weeds at bay and make your landscape more visually appealing by putting into practice the following mulching tricks and tips. (more…)
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One of the benefits of building a conservatory is the potential to add a lot of value to your home.
It’s sad but true: a beautiful garden doesn’t stay looking fabulous without some summer garden maintenance. Thankfully most of the garden tasks are quickly and easily done, especially if you hire a tradie to do them for you! We’ve put together a list of five of the most common summer garden maintenance tasks for you to schedule these warmer months. (more…)
Make the most of the remainder of the summer holidays by enjoying a backyard that’s clean and comfortable. Over the next two weeks we’ll bring you 10 summer backyard and garden maintenance ideas to help you prevent weeds and mossies, and tips on keeping the garden watered while you put your feet up! Hire tradespeople from Builderscrack to get these jobs done professionally while you relax with friends and family.
Swimming pools come in many different shapes and sizes, and can often be tailored to a specific location and area.
A swimming pool contractor will have a great knowledge of the ins and outs of different types of pools.Some pools are built into the ground, whilst others are above ground.
A Swimming Pool specialist will initially consult with the homeowner to make sure that the swimming pools dimensions and locations meet with council regulations and your requirements.
They will then use a backhoe dig, contour and grade the walls of an in ground swimming pool. Next the wall panels are assembled and aligned using sections, nuts, bolts, transit and an electric air gun. The next step is for premixed concrete to be poured between the dirt wall and wall panels to enable the anchoring of the bottoms of wall panels and cross braces.
Gravel will then be spread into the hollow foundations to make a drain field and then trenches will be dug and drain tiles will be laid uphill of the pool site to divert ground water. Pipes will then be laid out and connected for water inlets, filters and return valves.
Cement is then mixed and poured into the foundations, then the swimming pool contractor will spread and smooth it evenly throughout the foundations allowing it to set. Heater parts are next to be assembled, connecting the gas, oil or electrical lines and the heater is started to check it is working. The liner is installed into the pool and the pump is started to fill the pool with water.
A concrete deck is then built around the pool and it is fenced off in accordance with local council regulations. Then any parts of the above-ground pool are laid out and assembled and the pump is checked again and the pool is checked for leaks.
When hiring a Swimming pool specialist check if they also maintain and repair the pool and other related equipment, advise home owners and sell chemicals to prevent problems with pool water.
A skylight is a window built into the roof of a house in order to allow natural light to come into the house directly. They may be installed for aesthetic purposes, or as part of a heating system. There are many different types, such as ventilating, fixed, tubular, flat, round, polygon, pyramid, dome, ridge and lean-to. Your specialist will advise you of the best suited type for your desires.
A skylight is essentially a window that’s built into the ceiling/roof of your home to let natural light directly in.
They may also be installed to be visually appealing or as part of a wider passive-heat strategy. There are a range of skylights available all with different designs, materials and components. When hiring a skylight installer, ask them what options they recommend for your home.
It’s not common to select a skylight that’s too big for your house, when you’re trying to add as much natural light as you can. The best ones have a poorer insulation value than the same space of roofing, so the bigger it is the more heat will escape in winter and enter in summer.
Therefore it’s recommended to consider how much sun your roof gets and the temperature variations between winter and summer before deciding on the sizing.
It’s a general guide that a skylight will let in 8x as much light as a similarly sized window.
There’s three types generally available in wide use. A ventilating skylight, a fixed sky light and a tubular sky light.