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    How to Maximize the Value of a Small Bathroom

    In life, sometimes, we simply have to make due with personal circumstances in and outside of the home. If your living with one or more small bathrooms, you’re already familiar with this sentiment, especially if you don’t have the funds for a transformative remodel. Luckily, there are numerous aesthetic and functional changes you can... Read More

    by kevinmckenzie on June 13, 2018Comments (0)
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    How to Plan an Eco-Friendly Move

    As household appliances and technologies have grown more sophisticated, their construction processes have become increasingly complex, meaning a larger variety of manufacturing materials with a wider variance of biodegradability and eco-friendliness. As such, the average person must be more attentive to their e-waste disposal practices to reduce... Read More

    by kevinmckenzie on June 11, 2018Comments (0)
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    5 Advantages of Steel Log Siding

    One of the most important parts of building a home or redoing a home is the quality of your house siding. There are so many varieties to choose from that your client can virtually have any look they want. One of the most popular options that are taking the industry by storm is the steel log siding. This siding has a variety of benefits that make... Read More

    by lge77 on May 11, 2018Comments (1)
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    7 Hard-Knock Truths To Building A Successful Contracting Business

    I've been blessed to be involved in this industry. It's all that I really know, and I've tried to make the world of it. I've been involved with a handful of start-up companies, I've help build a $20,000,000+ construction company, I've had success's, and I've had LOTS of failures. I've done lots of thigns wrong. I've learned a lot. And so on. B... Read More

    by DamionR on June 15, 2011Comments (17)
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    7 Different Types Of Glass In Construction: Explained

    Glass has been used as material in construction for thousands of years, and over the centuries the place of glass in the way we build has changed dramatically. This is largely down to the fact that the technology available to us has developed, and the ways we produce glass have evolved. There are many types of glass available to contractors and... Read More

    by Cantifix on May 29, 2018Comments (0)
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    Why your business should take dust seriously

    While dangers such as asbestos have been phased out of construction, many of the industry’s biggest risks are still under-appreciated. A macho culture and frustration with the ‘red tape’ of safety legislation can lead to corner-cutting, ‘common sense approaches’, and a lack of awareness about previously common pract... Read More

    by Lee Sadd on May 10, 2018Comments (1)
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    Stilts and Work Safety

        Drywall Stilts and Work Safety.     Murwall's plasterer have receive their training on the use and maintenance of stilts.   Stilts must be used with proper training and workers must complete practical experience in the use of stilts . Murwall's plasterers stilts are from a recogniz... Read More

    by Murwall on May 27, 2018Comments (0)
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    Five Costly Home Improvement Errors to Avoid

    Unless your home renovation plan consists entirely of small, cosmetic updates, odds are that you’ll plunk down quite a bit for the remodel you envision. Home improvement carries high financial stakes, so the last thing you want to inflict is an unforced error that further adds to the final price. Unfortunately, this is an all-too-common o... Read More

    by kevinmckenzie on May 23, 2018Comments (0)
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    Contractor Talk 2.0 Launch Contest

    I'm extremely excited about the launch of Contractor Talk 2.0 and I want everyone to try out the new features. I think once you use the new tools you'll see how valuable and fun they can be. To encourage everyone to try things out and have some fun along the way we've come up with a contest that we hope you'll enjoy. What Can You Win?We are g... Read More

    by Nathan on April 22, 2011Comments (48)
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    A Man of Many failures

    Alot has changed since my first post here at ContractorTalk. Back then it was the contractor chat room.  This guy, Nate was his name, sent me an email after reading one of my posts on another forum suggesting this cool new website.  How could I resist but take a look?  I've been hooked ever since. I was one of the first to sign u... Read More

    by Grumpy on May 01, 2011Comments (24)
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