Australia’s Daily Telegraph has recently outlined the three factors that can prevent a suburb from experiencing the ‘bubble burst’ that so many commentators are fond of predicting. This bubble burst predicts the moment when Australia’s property boom from the last few years falls flat – when houses struggle to sell and prices drop. In order to beat this scenario, a suburb should tick three boxes. Those are; sustained residential development, significant growth in surrounding areas, and proximity to the central business district.
A great tradesperson is one who will get your work done to a professional standard, within a reasonable timeframe, and for a fair price. A poor tradesperson will fail on any or all of these accounts and cause just as many headaches if you’d ignored the problem at hand completely. So how can you tell the difference between one who will fix more than he or she breaks, and one who will break more than he or she fixes?
There are plenty of tools out there that, while incredibly useful and functional, can only be used as for one task. A nail gun, for example, will only ever be useful as a tool to easily plant nails. And even though there’s nothing wrong with a nail gun, or any other single-use tool, there are some clever designs out there that conveniently allow a single tool to be used for multiple purposes. Here are five of the best.
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!