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    Which Countertop Style Is A Good Fit For Your Home?

    If you are thinking about selecting the perfect colors for your kitchen countertops, it pays to know one or two things about the materials used to make these products. It also makes sense to consider the color of your cabinets and your kitchen floors. This way, you can blend your colors and create a personalized aesthetic effect right in you... Read More

    by lge77 on September 17, 2019Comments (0)
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    Backyard Design Trends to Consider For Fall

    Many homeowners use their backyards to create a vacation-like space for entertainment and relaxation purposes. From building a custom deck, to installing a pool, there are many different ways you can create the perfect backyard. Utilize the backyard design trends below to create a space that both you and your friends and family can enjoy well ... Read More

    by lge77 on September 10, 2019Comments (0)
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    Security Improving Features for Your Business Premises

    Security is the main concern for every business person. Well, the cost of lost belongings and damage of property affects a business badly. In order to secure your premises, you must go with security shutters because these offer you maximum security. Roller shutters are also useful to secure your business, but only shutters you also need to go wi... Read More

    by ADVshuttersltd on August 30, 2019Comments (0)
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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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    Differences Between Rolling Shutters and Mechanical Shutters

    These days, with the growing need of the window treatments all the variations of roller shutters had been very prolific if we talk about the past few years. Thus it is quite clear those plain windows are now rarely seen and with the help of manufacturers looking for ways to continuously innovate. This is been noticed as the mechanical shutters... Read More

    by ADVshuttersltd on August 16, 2019Comments (1)
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    Investing in the Right Gear

    As a tradesman, you will always be fighting a battle between expenses and having quality equipment to allow you to the job at hand. While going on the cheap route might save you in the short term, we all know that it’s better to spend £100 on a quality set of screwdrivers, rather than going through 5 packs of £30 screwdrivers o... Read More

    by skintscot on August 27, 2019Comments (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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    Turning Away Work

    I turned down a job yesterday. The potential client was explaining his project and as soon as he mentioned the name of the architect, I stopped him. "Sorry, Frank," I said, "I will not work with that architect. I've worked with him on several jobs in the past and each time it was an unpleasant, money-losing experience. The man has no sense of "t... Read More

    by Tim Garrison PE on January 12, 2012Comments (15)
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    Why Fabrication for Shopfronts is Important?

    Shopfront is the first thing customers notice when they enter your place. In that case, choosing the right material is very essential. Along with that to get the best design fabrication plays an important part. In this guide, we have discussed what is the benefit of getting fabrication. The shopfront is the most essential part of any business a... Read More

    by ADVshuttersltd on August 09, 2019Comments (0)
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