Choosing the Best Handrails for Your Home or Office

The Hole Picture: Tips for Great Core Drilling

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Core drilling is one of the basic skills required to fit out a building with plumbing or electricity.  It’s a fairly simple process; the drill cuts out a cylinder of a specific diameter - the ‘core’ - and removes it from a wall.  It’s just like coring an apple, if a little more physically demanding.  However, there are certainly ways to improve on your technique and to make the entire process run more smoothly. Read More»

What You Should Know About TPVs

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If you have been looking up industrial materials similar to plastic and rubber, you may have come across TPVs. A TPV is a thermoplastic vulcanizate, which belongs to the group of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). The name might be complicated, but there are many advantages to using this type of material. There are many uses to TPVs, which often appear under the brand name Santoprene. Here are some things to know about TPVs to decide if they will work well for your manufacturing projects. Read More»

Batten Down the Hatches: Choosing the Best Material for Outdoor Bench Battens

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Benches designed for outdoor use, particularly those designed for use in public areas or as street furniture, are built to exacting standards to provide maximum practicality and durability. Even so, the choices you make when choosing your outdoor benches can dramatically affect their long-term durability and lifespan, and this is especially true when choosing the type of battens fitted to your benches.  The battens are the horizontal slabs, arranged in parallel, which form the seating surface of an outdoor bench. Read More»

Accent Textures: Using Mesh Architecturally

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Wire mesh is much used as a functional item that can control access points, create a visual barrier and even be used to keep livestock in place, but it is also a tool for building designers. Adding another textural palette to what architects already have at their disposal, mesh fencing can be utilised in a number of creative ways. Wire fencing makes a great source material for a balustrade, for example, but it need not stop there! Read More»

Cleaning Crates for Preservation or Restoration- What To Do with Old Crates

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Old or new, crates are built to be robust and stand the test of time. Many people seek crates for various reasons ranging from moving equipment, storage of materials, or artistic restorations. Depending on your intended purpose, there are several ways to handle the crates. With preservation and restorations, however, some key notes should be taken when cleaning in order to ensure your crates maintain the qualities you want. Here is a look at some of the recommended cleaning procedures when your intentions are either of the two. Read More»