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Getting Planning Permission for a Home Renovation

Back in the days before planning permission was required to make adjustments to a home, people were modifying their homes all the time, sometimes with disastrous consequences. The whole reason that you need to get planning permission isn’t to make your renovation process any harder; it’s simply a case of health and safety. If you modify your home in a certain way, it may lead to damage being caused if too much pressure is placed on certain foundations, or in other cases it could result in a neighbour suffering.

That’s what makes planning permission such a priority for even the smallest of renovations. So how can you go about getting planning permission for your home renovation and what can you expect the process to consist of? Let’s take a look at the details involved in obtaining permission and how to go about being approved.

The first thing that you’ll need to do is decide on the type of renovation that you’re intending to undertake. If it’s a small renovation (knocking through a wall, adding a doorway, installing a wall for windows), then you’ll need to detail the size, estimated duration and other finer details to your local government authority or establishment to gain approval. This won’t always result in a home visit, but these may sometimes be necessary to fully understand the renovation.

If you are intending a larger scale renovation (construction a new room, a conservatory or an extension), then you’ll need to book an evaluation with your local authority in charge of planning permission. They will attend and evaluate your property, or more specifically the location that you are planning the renovation. Once the renovation is fully understood, your case will be considered and you will be accepted or rejected.

So how long can you expect to wait for your renovation to be approved or rejected? Well this will vary depending on your location and the amount of work needed to evaluate your renovation, but the time is typically between a week and a month. If you find that your planning permission hasn’t been rejected, then you are entitled to query the reason for the rejection and then if possible. If the reason is something that you can alter (perhaps the time is a factor, or maybe the size of your renovation will impact your neighbours), then you are permitted to change your plans to suit and then resubmit for consideration.

If you find that your request for permission is continually denied, then it may be a case that the renovation cannot proceed as you originally intended. There are certain ways around this, but most of the time a home owner may have to submit and accept that they cannot legally go ahead with their intended renovation. It is always a good idea to find out the guidelines and policies as laid out by your local authority and stick to them as much as possible.

More details on government regulations regarding planning can be found at http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/

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Home Construction from the Ground Up

By Joe Nahas

bps constructionNew homeowners are often greeted with two possibilities. The first is whether or not to purchase a home that has already been lived in by someone else and the second option is to construct their own home from the ground up. If you have decided that a bit of home construction is on your agenda, then there are a few things that you will need to take in to account.The first is that you will want to employ an honest and reliable home construction company. You will want to be sure that the company has plenty of experience when it comes to building a new home and make sure that you have gone through all of the plans and details beforehand to ensure that the home you get is what you expected.

Secondly, you will want to take a look at the amount of time your home may take to construct. This time will vary from a month all the way to a year if your home is very large, but as long as the construction is managed properly then there should be no delays, barring those unavoidable delays associated with poor weather conditions.One of the main benefits of building your own home is that you will know exactly what you want. When buying a home, you will often be expected to make do with space and layout, but that’s not the case when constructing a home. While in the planning phase, be sure to point out the specific traits that you would like your home to possess. A good construction company will be able to implement all of the features that you’re after, even if they aren’t usual requests.

Once you have everything in place, your home will then be in a position to be built from the ground up. If you have alternate accommodation arranged then you should plan to stay an extra week just in case any unforeseeable events occur while your home is being constructed. But in most cases, the construction process is fairly straightforward.You’ll be able to keep up with your construction workers and check up on work throughout the process too and if anything, your workers will appreciate your enthusiasm. You can also provide pointers, instructions and more as your home is built to guarantee that your home is as perfect as you imagined.

One of the main things to bear in mind is that your home should reflect you. Whether you live alone, with a partner or have a family to move in once the construction is complete; there’s no better feeling than walking in to your new home and warming to its comfort immediately. If you are in a position to move in soon after, then you can begin to decorate and adjust your property in ways that suit you ideally, so in the mean time simply sit back and enjoy the knowledge that your home will be unique to you in every way.

More information on where to start in finding Australian construction companies see http://hia.com.au/

Swimming Pools – What To Consider Before Taking a Plunge On Building Your Home Spa

What size pool pump should I use.

salt water chlorinators for poolsPlease note this information is provided as a guide and is not a substitute for professional advice whatever you do with your pool you do at your own risk.

Key point: Choose the correct size pump bigger is not better.

When your pool was built your pool builder would have correctly sized the pump for your pool. If no equipment has been changed since pool was built the pump will be the right size. Unfortunately this is not always the case so you will need to check what size pool pump you have and compare it to what size would generally be used for that pool.

Most people think you select your poor pump size according to how much water is in the pool this is not the full story.

You actually need to size your pump to the filter that is being used in the pool and this is far more important for the following reasons.

1 A pump that is too large for a sand filter will not filter properly, the water passes across the sand with too much velocity and actually creates vertical channels in the sand bed, the high-speed water passes down these channels and does not get filtered by the sand.
2. A pump that is too large for a sand filter will also cause there to be too much pressure on the tank of the sand filter this can cause premature failure of the tank and laterals, the extra backpressure will also cause premature failure of the pump.
3. A pump that is too small for a sand filter will not backwash properly meaning the sand will not be lifted and cleaned once a month as it should be. The sand then becomes partially blocked and the system runs under too much pressure causing problems.
4. A pump that is too small for a sand filter can also result in a pool with low water turnover and dead zones in the pool which is often observed as algae in the corners or steps, if the pool has a salt chlorinator cell may not fill with water and the chlorinator will then turn automatically off and stop making chlorine.
5. Similarly cartridge filters will be under too much pressure if the pump is too large and the tank will fail prematurely. The cartridge element itself will also fail prematurely.
6. A pump that is too small for a cartridge filter is not as big an issue except for insufficient turnover of pool water and if it is a saltwater pool this cell may not filled with water properly and stop producing chlorine.

More at http://poolwholesalers.com.au

Choosing the Right Size of Diesel Generator For Construction Projects

Choosing the Right Size of Diesel Generator

 

It’s no secret that diesel generators are incredibly useful to professional institutions like hospitals during power cuts, but the truth is that they can be very helpful within homes and properties too. If a power cut was to ever effect a grid (which is a common event in most cities and states), having a reliable source of backup energy can make all the difference when trying to keep things moving. With that in mind, it’s no good having a huge diesel generator capable of supplying power to a small community within one home, just as it would be a bad idea to rely on a small generator to power a neighbourhood.

 

Deciding on the right size of diesel generator should be a priority, as not only will it help to ensure that things are able to continue running during a blackout; their size can be tailored to suit specific volumes of energy to avoid wastage and excessive consumption. Diesel isn’t the cheapest fossil fuel on the planet, and replacing it can take its own toll on your wallet, so ensuring that it is being used to its fullest potential is very important.

 

Smaller Diesel Generators

 

These types of generators are ideal for homes of all sizes. For larger homes, it’s a good idea to install more than one of these generators as each one can take on the responsibility of the next one whilst replacement fuel is being applied. Small generators may not be able to run a neighbourhood, but they can certainly provide energy to a home for as long as there is a source of diesel. If alternators are present (electrical output sources present within most diesel generators), then it’s a good idea to store a few replacement batteries should they need to be used too.

 

Medium Sized Generators

 

These generators are capable of holding larger volumes of diesel than their smaller counterparts, and can provide energy for hours on end – in some cases well over 48 hours. As they use larger amounts of fuel to operate, the cost can be substantially more expensive, but considering the alternative is to sit and wait out a power cut, medium sized diesel generators have become a viable option for most households.

 

Large Diesel Generators

 

Large generators require far greater amounts of diesel, as well as higher capacity batteries to operate. When running, they are more than capable of providing energy to an entire home for days on end without interruption, making them particularly useful during cases of prolonged power outages.

 

Each generator installed will have a designated watt capacity and this will define how much energy they use during operation. Unlike traditional electrical equipment that relies solely on electricity as a source of power; diesel generators often emit a much lower electronic power consumption. As the power emitted is lower than with traditional electronic equipment, energy bills won’t skyrocket with their use – although the cost of diesel may balance this equation. More at http://mpgen.com.au/

Building An Extension On Your Home

Build a house extension diy step by step, How to build/construct a house extension step by step: DIY the foundation, the concrete slab, autoclaved aerated concrete walls, the roof framing, the windows, plasterboard ceiling, underfloor heating, tiling, finishing. Link to the video of construction of the tratitional wood truss : http://youtu.be/d0ktYpYJfuc

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This video does not constitute or replace a real specialized technical manual, and was only made ​​for convenience and educational purposes. “TutoBuild Eng” makes no warranties of any kind and accepts no liability. “TutoBuild Eng” cannot be held responsible for any damage caused to devices or persons using information contained in this video. The use of the information contained in this video is at your own risk.

Kitchen Renovations

Design District:Kitchen Renovation, Watch as the Design District team renovates an outdated kitchen, and transforms the space into their client’s dream kitchen. The space is perfect for entertaining and accommodating their family’s needs.
Starring Amy McGeachy, Danisha Drury, Jason Binab and John Byrne.