Preparing For Storm Season

2017-10-13T15:01:00+00:00

Storm season is just around the corner and it is never too early to make sure you and your family and property are storm ready. Wild weather is par for the course during storm season in Brisbane. This typically runs from late October to March but can often arrive much earlier. Dramatic and unpredictable, severe storms may cause you a pile of repair bills if they strike without warning. To be on the safe side, [...]

Preparing For Storm Season 2017-10-13T15:01:00+00:00

How to avoid paint tins going in the rubbish

2017-05-24T14:37:37+00:00

Not sure what to do with old paint cans cluttering up your basement or garage? Follow this action plan to either condense or dispose of your surplus—and win back some valuable floor and shelf space in the bargain. 1. Determine if the paint is still good. Solvent-based paints have a 15-year shelf life. If you can stir it, it’s probably okay to use (even if you have to remove the “skin” on the surface first). [...]

How to avoid paint tins going in the rubbish 2017-05-24T14:37:37+00:00

Asbestos Information

2017-10-13T15:01:00+00:00

Asbestos: Approximately one third of all homes built in Australia contain asbestos products. As a general rule, if your house was built before the mid-1980s, it is highly likely that it would have some asbestos containing materials. If your house was built between the mid-1980s and 1990, it is likely that it would have asbestos containing materials. If your house was built after 1990, it is unlikely that it would have asbestos containing materials. The [...]

Asbestos Information 2017-10-13T15:01:00+00:00

Underground waste bins

2015-05-11T18:24:12+00:00

The City of Sydney has built Australia's first underground storage system for bins, providing an expensive but effective way to reduce urban clutter and an unsightly mass of waste bins. The new system (installed in Royston Street, Darlinghurst) replaces a cluttered bin bay with an underground storage system. Known as "Ecopunto", the Italian system was provided and installed by Parramatta based engineering firm Waste Drive. Underground storage systems have been used in cities around the [...]

Underground waste bins 2015-05-11T18:24:12+00:00

High density living

2015-04-22T15:08:57+00:00

In Australia there has been a focus towards high density dwellings. This has meant the rise of the apartment complexes which in turn raises population density. As a society we need to consider the impact that rubbish creation has on these concentrated areas. So how can we help by doing our part. The list below is a start. ~ Crush your cans prior to putting them in the recycling bin. ~ Buy organic shopping bags [...]

High density living 2015-04-22T15:08:57+00:00