5 Common Waterproofing Issues Commercial Buildings Face

It may seem obvious, but there are many ways a multi-storey building is different to a house. A major difference is the waterproofing issues, as there are many more threats to the businesses using the development as opposed to a single-business structure. (more…)

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Incredible Rooftop Gardens from Around the World

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It’s always a good feeling to glimpse a touch of green in the midst of a grey urban sprawl. Rooftop gardens are invading our urban spaces - they’re on the rise, and equal parts eco-friendly and chic. They add beauty to industrial areas and help lessen our impact upon the environment. Plus, they’re also statistically good for employee morale and productivity compared to a drab break. (more…)

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Coastal Waterproofing – Waterproofing to Last!

Most of the Aussie population lives around the coast, and it’s a great lifestyle with numerous benefits. But building by the sea can also have its drawbacks, with wild weather and constant exposure to ocean spray inevitably leading to damage and deterioration over time. Waterproofing in a coastal or harbour environment requires a waterproofing system that will resist the harsh weather conditions associated with these areas, including the highly aggressive and damaging effects of salt. (more…)

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10 Tips for Building and Waterproofing a Retaining Wall

Building a retaining wall is often the best way to create usable space on a sloping site or create visual interest in an otherwise flat garden. Regardless of whether the retaining wall is designed for aesthetic or practical purposes, however, unless it is designed and constructed well it won’t serve either purpose. Good design really begins below the ground and behind the wall, so if you’re wanting a trouble free wall that will look good for years to come then consider the critical elements outlined in this article. (more…)

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A History of the Australian Railway

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From the time of settlement until the mid 1800s, settlers travelled by foot, horseback, horse-drawn wagon, or camel. The only alternative in those days was coastal shipping. A new era began in 1854 when the first steam train commenced operation in Australia, an era in which railway construction expanded rapidly in all of the country’s independent colonies. The earliest railways were built in the 1850s. Originally, rail tracks and carriages were imported from England and Ireland, but by the 1880s both track, carriages, and steam locomotives were manufactured locally.

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