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How to Design Dry-stack Concrete Masonry Units

How to Design Dry-stack Concrete Masonry Units

Brief  David Biggs explores frequently asked questions about The Masonry Society's latest update to guide the design and construction of dry-stack concrete masonry units, such as the need for movement joints. Biggs also covers where dry-stack units can be used and how...

How to Plan for Success with Curbs, Gutters

How to Plan for Success with Curbs, Gutters

Brief  Concrete contractors working on curbs and gutters should be mindful of slump requirements, speed consistency and jobsite specs before picking equipment, says Seth Ulmer from Curb Roller Manufacturing. Ulmer notes that there has been a shift toward...

How to Insulate External Walls

How to Insulate External Walls

Brief  If you want to cut your energy bills, improve your home's eco credentials and give its kerb appeal a boost, then an external wall insulation system could be for you.   Insight The benefits of external wall insulation systems are numerous, so it should come...

How to Chosse Roof Materials before Building

How to Chosse Roof Materials before Building

Brief We have you if you will heed our advice and assess other alternatives. Considering The Spruce's yardstick for choosing roofing materials like appearance, longevity, and structural issues, we have curated a list of 15 roofing materials you should intently look up...

How to Sill a Window

How to Sill a Window

Brief  Our inspirational collection of brilliant window sill ideas is here to ensure you don't overlook this important design detail.   Insight Getting creative with window sill ideas is a brilliant way to really add character and interest to your home.Not only...

How to Install Concrete Anchors

How to Install Concrete Anchors

Brief  It is challenging to securely attach items to concrete since concrete is rock-hard, prone to cracking, and difficult to drill into. But with just a small handful of the right tools and materials, it's possible to do so—efficiently and safely.   Insight...

How to Perfect Fit a Window

How to Perfect Fit a Window

Brief  The world of window sizes can be a little confusing — but our quick guide is here to explain everything you need to know.   Insight Window sizes are just one aspect to consider when choosing windows for your home — along with style, material, colour and...

How to Remove Grout from Tile

How to Remove Grout from Tile

Brief  If you're learning how to remove grout from tile, you'll need to know how to do it effectively but without damaging the tile. Use something too abrasive and you risk scratching your beautiful tiles. Sure, a grout stain on your tile is not ideal, but you don't...

How to Remodel or Rebuild Your Home

How to Remodel or Rebuild Your Home

Brief  From new construction to renovations, here are the most common building permissions, restrictions, covenants and laws you should know about.   Insight In residential construction, it’s important to understand the basic rules, regulations and restrictions....

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