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Repair and Restoration: Make Do and Mend

Hello, my name is Alfred and this is my new blog. I am kind of new to all this internet business. My grandson taught me how to turn on a computer and to use the keyboard and how to navigate the internet. He recently suggested I start a blog but I refused because I didn't have a subject. My dad had always said to me that you should never start writing anything unless you have a subject. My grandson suggested that I write about my passion for repairing and restoring things. I believe we should make do and mend so I have taught myself how to fix many different types of things. I hope you enjoy my blog.

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Classes of Hazardous Waste Resulting from Demolition of Old Structures
19 November 2020

Buildings that have been in place for decades can

Signs That Your Ceiling Plaster Might Need Replacing
16 September 2020

The stability of the ceiling plaster in your home

How To Design An Efficient Asbestos Management Plan
14 December 2019

Asbestos was used in the past in a wide range of b

Do You Think Your Building Has Asbestos? Don't Panic—Call The Professionals
23 September 2019

Asbestos is one of the most dangerous things you c

Two tips for repairing a house that has been damaged by damp
13 November 2018

If you'll be involved in the restoration of a hous

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Classes of Hazardous Waste Resulting from Demolition of Old Structures

Buildings that have been in place for decades can be brought down to give way for better, more beneficial structures. The benefits in question extend beyond the monetary gains because the new structure comes with enhanced safety features and better amenities for the occupants. The most challenging aspect of demolitions and restoration projects is the presence of hazardous waste. Typically, these are materials that can compromise people's health and the environment's well-being if you do not dispose of them properly. Read More 

Signs That Your Ceiling Plaster Might Need Replacing

The stability of the ceiling plaster in your home is crucial, as it could cause injury and extensive damage if it collapses entirely. Thus, look out for the following signs that it may be in trouble and need to be replaced. Cracks The ceiling plaster is not particularly flexible. Thus, if your house shifts slightly due to an earth tremor or else due to the settling of the earth underneath, the ceiling can crack. Read More 

How To Design An Efficient Asbestos Management Plan

Asbestos was used in the past in a wide range of building materials because of its good chemical makeup, high tensile strength and heat resistance. However, everything changed when it was discovered that materials that contain asbestos were releasing airborne fibres to the environment that could cause asbestosis, lung cancers and mesothelioma. The only solution was to ban the use of such materials. Despite being officially banned, asbestos is still present in most buildings, and property owners using such structures need to come up with an effective asbestos management strategy to minimise risks. Read More 

Do You Think Your Building Has Asbestos? Don’t Panic—Call The Professionals

Asbestos is one of the most dangerous things you can find in your home or office, so understandably, if you think you have found some, you will be very anxious. It is important that when in this heightened state of nerves, you do not attempt to remove or clean up the asbestos by yourself. Using a simple face mask and gloves is not an appropriate way to safely dispose of asbestos, no matter what you or your friends and family think. Read More 

Two tips for repairing a house that has been damaged by damp

If you'll be involved in the restoration of a house that has been badly damaged by damp, you should keep the following advice in mind. Check the condition of the wall plaster before painting or wallpapering Pervasive dampness in a house can destroy its wallpaper and wall paint. The condensation created by this issue can, for example, lead to the deterioration of the adhesive that binds a sheet of wallpaper to a wall, which can then cause the wallpaper to fall off. Read More