A home renovation can do wonders for the value of your home, your sense of happiness in owning it, and your own confidence in getting a job done well. That said, a home renovation can also lead you to a quick trip to the emergency department. Safety should be your number one priority for any such job, so here are 8 safety tips to keep in mind.
New South Wales was a surprise winner in the latest release of data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, as it is now home to half of the country’s new jobs. As reportedly recently in the Sydney Morning Herald, the figures outline a scenario in which half of all the new jobs created in the last year were based in the state – a situation that’s been seen just twice before. Perhaps unsurprisingly, much of this is thanks to the strong property market within the state. The property boom trend has eclipsed the strong mining markets across the country, which is largely how NSW managed to win this spot over states such as Western Australia.
Construction and the trades have been in hot demand all over the world for centuries. As such, there has always been a constant stream of new workers training up in the trades after leaving school or after switching professions. Here in Australia, between the constant mining projects going on around the country, the booming property market, the growth of the nation as a business hub, and the installation of the National Broadband Network, the demand for skilled workers in all areas of construction is on a high.
A renovation is an exciting way to refresh your home, improve its value, and make it more appealing both in appearance and functionality. Or at least, that’s what the purpose of a renovation has been in the past! These days, more and more people are undergoing renovation projects with the explicit intention to make their house greener – which not only reduces its footprint, but can also boost the resale value as well. Here are a handful of renovation ideas that will make your home more environmentally friendly!
Whether you’re hiring your tools or buying your own set, it’s only good sense to look after them as best you can. This will help them last longer, function at peak performance, and it can often help keep you safe, as well. Proper care often depends on the tool itself, so be sure to take note of any tool-specific instructions when you pick it up or purchase. For many, however, much of the care you should take can be said for countless tools!
The trades are like any sector in this current information age – simply exploding with new ideas, innovations, and devices. There are regular conventions and conferences around the world dedicated to such updates within the construction sector, each with a seemingly endless supply of the latest gadgets and tools. As much as we’d love to attend them all, sometimes we have to stick to finding these new toys online.
Tradies work on a different wavelength to the usual office job in more ways than one. One of them is that an office worker will generally know what they will be doing in a year’s time – a tradie will often still be booking in projects months and weeks ahead, so can’t always say where they will be working or what they will be working on.
As the National Broadband Network (NBN) begins to unfold around the country, its installation is benefitting more than just those who will eventually use it. In a press release published in August, the NBN announced plans to double the current workforce tasked with the monumental job of installing the hardware around the country. This move will benefit thousands of workers, with approximately 1,300 new jobs set for New South Wales.