Buying A Home That Contains Asbestos? 2 Things To Consider Before Finalising The Sale

30 August 2017
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

Buying an older home to renovate is a great way to create a modern and beautiful home and increase the value of the property. If the home you're considering was built prior to the 1980s, then it's important to obtain an asbestos report as part of the pre-purchase inspection process. The dangers of exposure to asbestos fibres during renovation projects is a well-known issue. If the asbestos report for your potential new home identifies building materials that contain the mineral substance, then you may begin to have second thoughts about the purchase. Read More 

Three Cost-Effective Ways to Manage the Impacts of Land Clearing on Your Rural Farm Property

24 July 2017
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

The short- and long-term effects of extensive land clearing are staggering, for both the environment and the financial viability of agriculture in a cleared area. If your rural farm property is suffering from ecological degradation due to clearing activities, check out these cost-effective methods for managing the impact and regenerating your farmland for the benefit of future generations. Practice minimal disturbance Your bush regeneration plan will depend greatly on your aims and objectives—whether you wish to restore habitats, aesthetics, drainage, ecosystems or native plant communities. Read More 

3 Things You Should Research Before Drilling a Borehole

19 July 2017
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

A borehole can provide a reliable supply of water cost-effectively. However, one needs to do their homework prior to the drilling of the borehole if that borehole is to provide sustainable service. This article discusses some of the things that you need to think about before commissioning the borehole project. The Purpose of the Borehole You need to decide what exactly you want the borehole for. For example, do you want it strictly for domestic purposes? Read More 

How to Reduce the Cost of Sediment Control

19 July 2017
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

Some inexperienced homeowners often spend a lot of resources trying to control the sediment that is generated at their DIY construction sites. Some of those costs would have been avoided if ample effort was directed towards the prevention of sedimentation or erosion. This article discusses some cost-effective ways that you can use to reduce the amount of sediment that is generated at your construction site. Select the Season Carefully  The different seasons of the year present different opportunities for erosion and sedimentation. Read More 

How to Lower Costs When Hiring Skip Bins (Save Your Money for the Pizza!)

13 July 2017
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

Did you know that you can make big savings on your waste disposal habits? Well, this is something many people barely pay attention to when they want to hire skips bins from service providers. They end up paying way more than they would have actually done with proper planning and certain considerations. If you hire a small skip bin, you will have to pay for an additional one to meet all your garbage collection needs. Read More