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.
Every year, several Australian cities can just about be relied upon to rank extremely well in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Ranking. In 2015, Australia came out as a top country once again.
The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has recently announced New South Wales as the ‘premier state’ for home building in Australia. This comes as a result of the association’s winter 2015 Housing Scorecard, which offers a state-by-state analysis of home building around the country.
A well-stocked toolbox for a DIYer is like a blank canvas for an artist. The potential you hold in your hands is practically infinite. So while you can easily hire general tools to complete just about any job, there are definitely some basics that every toolbox should have.