Why were conservatories invented?

Building an extension to your house is pretty expensive especially now that construction materials are so costly. However, for those who want to make their vacant spaces useful, one economical option is to build conservatories instead of house extensions. A conservatory can be used as a playroom for children, as a balcony, a greenhouse for plants, or a second living room for the family. Their use is dependent with the materials used for their walls and roof. Those that are made with normal polycarbonate glass... Read more

What is sub-surface printed aluminium?

There are many situations where it makes perfect sense to utilise sub surface printing on aluminum, such as for nametags, product fascias or signs. One of the big advantages is of course that it offers excellent scuff resistance, yet you also get terrific weather and chemical resistance too, so the quality of the ink over time doesn’t deteriorate, well that’s the hope anyway. Aluminium fascia panels are renowned for featuring sub surface printing, and this is because they have to detail locations, whether it’s a... Read more

Cranes that don’t get enough credit

There are many different types of cranes and we talk about jib and gantry cranes a lot on our website, so this article is to run through a few of the other important types. Tower: As you can understand from the title, the first model is a tower crane which is used by many large developers across the globe. Tower cranes are a common fixture at any major construction site and this means they’re pretty hard to miss! You’ll often look up to see them... Read more

Cleaning Your Garage Door Without Damaging The...

Garage Doors bear the brunt of all weather conditions and are always forgotten and abused by users. If you haven’t cleaned your garage door in a while, maybe it’s time to do so now. Here are 4 easy steps to get optimal results when washing the door: Wash the door surfaces and windows of your garage with a mild liquid soap (such as a car-washing soap) and water. Wash both the interior and exterior using a sponge, cloth and/or soft brush. Do not use harsh... Read more

Reasons to buy an electric hoist for...

Although the market’s impulse is in manual hoists right now, this is not always going to be the case, and we’re seeing big increases in electric hoists. In all honesty, there are times when you need an electric hoist. Evaluate your use, security, and budget to help you make a decision though and do not do not rush to buy what exists, just because these products are part of the technology to which we are accustomed. Always look for what pushes you to buy an... Read more

Are you mechanically minded?

You may be wondering what it means to be “mechanically inclined” or “mechanically minded” as a person, but what does it mean? Well, this means that your aptitudes are such that you find mechanical and physical tasks to be intuitive and intellectually attractive. You may also be comfortable handling tools and gear that you can easily understand. So basically, being mechanically minded is having a natural interest in understanding mechanical processes and it’s often related to the construction industry. If you feel as though you... Read more

Maintaining a safe working environment within a...

You probably have heard of accidents on building projects, which have left workers with permanent injuries or some even dead. It’s so sad to know this still takes place even with health and safety precautions and state of the art equipment. With the increased number of mega building project being undertaken by both the government and private sector, the number of victims is expected to rise. Construction is by its nature a high hazard business, and the risks are known because the job itself involves... Read more

The importance of cranes in the construction...

Cranes are machines that rely on a pulley and cable system to lift large and heavy loads. When it comes to the construction industry, cranes are precious assets as they make it particularly easy to work with large and heavy construction materials, so no construction site would be complete without a crane, especially large developments in major towns and cities. Cranes have made it extremely easy for construction workers, and if we think back to the years without them, it was so difficult to undertake... Read more

Buying timber and creating beautiful furniture for...

Do it yourself projects have exploded lately. Since Pinterest came about a few years ago, it’s easier than ever to find all sorts of creative DIY ideas. They can range from making your own lip-gloss to creating a garden, to making your own furniture. Designing and creating your own furniture might sound daunting at first, but with the right materials, you can create an item or two that will can be handed down for generations to come, and will be a major talking point for... Read more