Why Tiling Quotes May Differ

In a recent article for Home Improvement Pages, Rob Schneider looks at why one quote for laying tiles can differ dramatically from another. He says it is all in the detail. When you ask for a detailed quote, you may find that the cheaper quote does not include: The installation of an underlay and waterproof membrane, if the tiles are being laid on timber floor boards. (more…)

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The Benefits of Waterproofing Your Crawl Space

What is a crawl space and why should you waterproof it? According to a recent article in London Community News, your crawl space is the narrow area between rooms and floors in your home that allows access to the plumbing and electrical infrastructure. The article points out that because such spaces are generally neglected, they are susceptible to infiltration by insects, mildew, mould and moisture. These can not only damage your home, but because the air in these crawl spaces circulates throughout the house, they can also cause serious health issues such as respiratory problems and aggravation of allergies, asthma and hay fever. (more…)

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Expert Warns of Waterproofing Woes

Professor Kim Lovegrove has warned in a recent Sourceable article that the sharp rise in water damage claims being experienced in New Zealand could be about to hit Australia as well. The claims relate to homes constructed in the 1990s that were not built to adequate weather-proofing standards. Professor Lovegrove says this was because the building code at the time was not specific enough about how water penetration was to be avoided. (more…)

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Wolfin Membrane Used to Seal Historic Pillar Water Tank

An historic pillar water tank, thought to be the last of its kind in the New South Wales Government Railway System, was recently made waterproof, according to Infolink. Situated in Enfield, the water tank was relined as part of a refurbishment of the Enfield Marshalling Yards. It was waterproofed using the Wolfin Membrane System, which was chosen because of its UV stability and the fact that it can be applied underwater. (more…)

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Wolfin System Seals the Conservatorium of Music

The Wolfin Membrane System has been used in the waterproofing of Sydney’s iconic Conservatorium of Music, according to a press release. Resembling a medieval castle, the historic building is located in Macquarie Street, next to the Botanical Gardens. It was given a substantial upgrade a few years ago, commissioned by the NSW Government and a new building was also added, known as Verbruggen Hall. (more…)

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