Pros and Cons Of Composite Decking

Ok, so you have decided you want decking for your garden, and one of the contenders is composite decking, but have you weighed up every pro and con?  We say that because there may have been someone who has told you that composite decking is the only option you should consider. On the other hand, you may have had a friend say that timber decking has to be your choice.

We can understand if your head might be spinning by all the votes for and votes against composite decking  so to help you move your decision along we are going to outline some of the pros and cons of composite decking and do so in as neutral a manner as we can. You might wonder why would want to list the ‘cons’ of composite decking, and that deserves an explanation.

In truth, EVERY product that exists has at least one or two downsides, and anyone who tells you otherwise is doing you a huge disservice. Even though we love composite decking, it is not perfect for everyone, and whilst it has many advantages, there are some disadvantages too, which we have a duty to tell you.

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What Timber Flooring Suits You Best?

Knocking Wood

It’s probably 50 years ago that the most popular option for flooring in a house would be timber flooring. Maybe the reason for that, 50 years ago, was that there weren’t a lot of other options. Over time, synthetic flooring materials have been introduced and floors made of wood have taken a bit of a back seat. Tiles and carpets became super popular as both conservationists and cost relegated timber floors much lower on the desirable scale.

More recently though, timber flooring has been making a comeback and gaining favour with homeowners. Now, the problem is more one of choice and for consumers to decide what is the most appropriate product for their homes.

Different Types

Lots of different types of timber can be used for your floors and it’s a matter of personal preference. For example, oak flooring adds beauty to your home with its rich texture. But there are many choices such as blackbutt, jarrah, karri, Tassie oak, and even bamboo. Before making a final decision, you should at least look at all the options.

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Important Things About Equipment Hire

If you are working on a major renovation or construction project, such as building your own custom swimming pool, there is usually a need to clear land to be able to set and plan the job. Regardless of your enthusiasm when taking on these DIY jobs, it’s neither practical nor smart to own every piece of equipment required for the job. If you’re clearing land you are going to need tip trucks, excavator, trench diggers and probably a front-end loader.  Fortunately, you can avail yourself of equipment hire to help you clear large rocks, tree stumps, create some new levels and do whatever it is you wanted to do to spruce up your outdoor space.

Regardless of how much you might know about construction, such as how to do it and safe operating procedures, you’re still going to need the right earthmoving equipment, еѕресіаllу while wоrkіng оn particular terrains аnd at сеrtаіn hеіghtѕ.

Here аrе ѕоmе mасhіnеѕ that аrе gеnеrаllу rented for land сlеаrіng jоbѕ:

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Using a Pergola as a Porch

If you were abandoning that good idea of adding a porch to your home due to the cost, wait up. Many patios can be used for a front porch or a back porch, partly because they are much more affordable than having one made from brick or timber, which is more like an extension to the home with a similar price tag.

Using a pergola as a porch is a great idea that can really change the look and feel of the home. It can give you a sheltered place to relax and even make the house cooler, especially if you add shade cloth or shade blades, which can be opened or shut according to the weather. Shade blades can be added to the walls as well as the ceiling for the ultimate in pergola convenience.

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Questions to Ask Your Potential Transport Company

There are many reasons why you may want to send large items across the country or even internationally.  To do so it’s important to do a little research in order to choose the right freight or transport company for your needs. This will most likely need to be done online, because that is where all the information is. Taking a stab in the phonebook is not recommended because there will not be enough details there.

Once you’ve found some websites for companies transporting goods, read them with these 3 questions in mind.

  • Are they experienced in shipping the kind of product you have? There is no point in choosing a company equipped with one-tonners to freight a bulldozer or something else that is too large to fit on their trucks. Nor should you choose a company that is used to freighting livestock to take care of valuable antiques that are fragile and require special packaging and handling. Find a company to fit your product.

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