2017

  • Nuclear Fallout: Is the Land You Plan to Buy Contaminated?

    If you are considering buying a piece of land in rural Australia, you may not think that you need to worry about the effect of nuclear fallout or radiation. However, there is a chance that you do. Many Australians are not aware of the fact that the British government carried out a series of nuclear tests on Australian land between 1952 and 1957. The tests were carried out at Emu Field, Maralinga and on the Monte Bello Islands.
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  • Adding Square Footage to Your Home Through Underpinning Services

    In the past, basements were not thought of as actual living spaces. In fact, they acted as a storage area for timber and coal to heat the home and get homeowners through the biting cold of winter. That was then. Today, the basement acts a feature room in various homes, and most buyers are willing to spend extra on a home with a livable basement. So, for existing homeowners with low basements who wish to add square footage to their home by digging down instead of building up, basement underpinning is the ideal solution.
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  • Clearing Up Some Common Misconceptions About Fire Sprinklers

    If you have a commercial building of any sort, you probably have a fire sprinkler system installed, as these are often legally required in such a facility. However, it's good to understand a few important details about that sprinkler system so you know your building is always safe from a potential fire and to ensure you pass all fire safety inspections as well! Note a few misconceptions about fire sprinkler systems, and then discuss these with your installer or your fire safety inspector as needed.
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  • Why The Porsche Design Pen Makes The Perfect Gift

    When you are looking for a gift that keeps on giving long after the wrapping paper has been torn off in excitement, the Porsche Design pen ticks all the right boxes, quite literally. Capitalizing on the prestige and luxury of this iconic brand, Porsche Design products stand out from the crowd thanks to intelligent design and the use of interesting materials. This is a pen that is built to exceptionally high standards and which offers dependable use in the office or when out and about.
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  • Choosing a Gemstone That Says "I Love You"

    Along with flowers and fancy chocolates, jewellery is undoubtedly one of the classic presents you could give you someone you love. Unlike the other two, though, jewellery is a more permanent option, one that can be kept and treasured forever. Of course, there are a lot of choices to make when you're deciding on a piece of jewellery for a gift, and it doesn't just come down to the tastes of your loved one and the styles you think they will like.
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  • How to Minimise the Amount of Metal Fumes Generated During Metal Laser Cutting

    Thanks to laser cutting technology, laser metal cutters can now be used to give metal workpieces highly accurate cuts. What's more, the machines provide high production rates because they are automated. However, a major safety hazard associated with the laser metal cutting technique is the metal fumes produced. When inhaled, the fumes have health-deteriorating effects, and it is crucial to take steps to minimise such harmful exposure.  If you intend to use laser cutters for your metal cutting jobs, you should be conscious of the hazardous metal fumes that will be generated during the process.
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