Four Questions to Help You Decide If You Want to Add an Elevator to Your Rental Property


If you own a home that has been converted into flats, a small apartment block, a duplex or any other relatively small building that you rent out to tenants, you may be wondering whether or not installing an elevator is a cost effective or necessary addition. There are several factors you should consider as you make your final decision including these questions: 1. Are you legally required to add elevators to your building?

8 August 2016

Technological Trends that Will Improve the Efficiency of Your Fire Alarm Systems


Fire safety is a major concern for institutions and commercial property owners and adopting proper fire management systems can help ease the stress and hazards associated with incidences of fire. Advancements in the fire detection and alarm systems industry have seen the introduction of various technologies that help buildings manage their fire systems better by facilitating rapid fire detection and response time, local identification of fire hazards, and easy maintenance of fire alarm systems.

5 August 2016

A Few Important Tips When Using Wood Chips as Mulch in Your Yard


Wood chips are a great choice for mulch; they're all-natural and usually come from scrap pieces that would otherwise wind up in landfills, and which mean not having to harvest virgin materials to make new mulch. Wood chips are also often available in a wide range of shades; dark red can be a great choice to make your landscaping features stand out in contrast to your green lawn, or you might opt for a brown shade so that the mulch doesn't clash with your garden kerbing.

13 July 2016

Options for fencing a small acreage


If you have a small acreage, you should fence it off from the neighbours to delineate the borders. There are a few different options for the type of fencing you can use. These mostly depend on the reason for putting up a fence. Barbed wire fencing One of the cheapest options for fencing is a barbed wire fence, which consists of four, or more, strands of wire stretched between fence posts.

27 June 2016

Your Two-in-One Machine: What is a Tracked Access Platform?


Working at height can prove challenging, especially when crossing difficult terrain becomes cumbersome for heavy access equipment. Whether you are a construction worker, painter, electrician, or tree surgeon, it is important that whichever elevating working platform you use be safe and reliable in all terrains. New technology and design in the construction industry has seen improvement in projects that involve working at height, and the innovation of the tracked access platform leads the way.

9 June 2016

Making Timber Crates Mobile With Casters: Three Caster Shapes to Consider


Wooden crates can be for more than just shipping solutions. They can also be used to store items around your factory, warehouse or other industrial facility. If you have items stored in timber crates and you want to be able to move them around quickly, you may want to add casters to your crates. Ultimately, you need to consider how much weight the casters can bear, whether or not they have built-in brakes and a few other issues.

12 April 2016

Useful Guide to Purchasing Walkie-Talkies


You've been shopping around and almost every walkie-talkie dealer out there seems to claim that their products are the best on the market. As a first-time purchaser, this can be very confusing. Hopefully, the following guide will make it a lot easier for you to buy the right business walkie-talkies free of any frustrations. What types of walkie-talkies are available? Walkie-talkies are essentially available as handheld and vehicle-mounted two way radios.

9 February 2016

Troubleshooting a short cycling water pump


There are many things that could be wrong if a water tank seems to be functioning improperly. Calling a professional is the easiest way to sort your tank out, but you should be able to troubleshoot and perform simpler repairs on your own as well. This can save you a lot of time and money, as you won't have to call for repairs that turn out to be unnecessary. One common type of problem for residential water tanks is that the tank pump is pumping too rapidly, causing water pump short cycles.

18 January 2016

Things to Consider when Purchasing Radiator Control Valves


When you are considering purchasing radiator control valves for your equipment, there are a number of factors to consider. With the large number of models, makes and options in radiators, you have to make sure you select the proper valve; however, there are other considerations as well. Use the information here to ensure you find the best radiator valve for your equipment. Seller or Manufacturer When you begin searching for the radiator valve you need, you should consider who you are purchasing the part from.

4 January 2016