The Benefits of Using Slate Pavers for Your Patio

One of the great benefits of living in Australia is the beautiful weather. With long, warm summers, you are likely to want to spend as much time as possible in your back garden, and this means that your garden should be designed to be functional and beautiful. A patio area for socialising is a great idea, but which type of pavers are the best choice? Natural stone pavers are always beautiful, and slate pavers have many particular benefits. Read More 

Why Rendering Will Provide the Ultimate Protection for Your New Home

If you are building a new home, then you may be going for the traditional look and creating a structure from bricks or blocks for maximum visual effect. You may want your new house to stand apart from all of those neighbouring buildings and look as if it has been there for some time, so you feel that this "untouched" appearance will help you achieve that goal. However, while you may be able to get blocks or bricks that have a certain amount of glazing or protection attached to their surface, don't expect them to provide you with a first-class defence against the typically harsh Australian weather. Read More 

How to tell whether your driveway needs to be repaired or replaced

A driveway; that long, hard surface extending from your house to the street plays two critical roles; to provide a path for your vehicle and people, and to add aesthetic value to your home. However, no matter how perfect a job the contractor who installed it for you did, your driveway is bound to be prone to wear and tear. The common culprits that indicate you need to repair your driveway are potholes, which are mainly caused by poor drainage of the surface. Read More 

Signs You Need to Waterproof Your Exterior Walls

When you live in a clean home that's free from damp, life is easier. Aside from producing musty odours, damp could contribute to poor health. Those who suffer from certain respiratory conditions, such as asthma, might find they're more prone to attacks when they don't benefit from waterproofing. If you suspect you need to waterproof exterior walls, it's a good idea to look out for certain signs. There's a white chalky substance on your walls Read More 

All you need to know about ex-situ stabilisation

Ex-situ refers to the treatment of soil when the soil is above the ground. The various technologies used in soil stabilization are applied to the soil when the soil is above the ground as opposed to underground (in which case it is referred to as in situ). One of the ways in which the soil is treated ex-situ is through stabilisation. This entails adding stabilisers to the contaminated soil, after which chemical reactions will be prompted between the stabilising agent and the contaminants. Read More