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    Why Glazing Is So Effective In Traditional & Historic Buildings

    For contractors working on historical or traditional buildings, particularly those in the UK, choosing the right materials can be a real challenge. Building regulations and the scrupulous eyes of local conservation officers can present stumbling blocks in both the design and construction process: you’ll usually be instructed to only use ma... Read More

    by Cantifix on August 06, 2018Comments (0)
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    Commercial Landscape Trends

    Landscaping for businesses involves more maintenance than residential due to the number of individuals who share the same space. Business owners must accommodate their patrons with enough space and present an eloquent plant design to better suit their investment. These landscapes are commonly known as commercial properties, or in this case, comm... Read More

    by lge77 on November 28, 2018Comments (0)
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    Understanding and Preventing Construction Injuries

    Construction Falls: Understanding And Ensuring Safety   By. Thomas M Hester   Falls from height (FFH) are the leading causes of serious and fatal injuries for construction workers. Almost all of these injuries and fatalities were preventable. There are many different factors that increase the risk of FFH injuries. Getting a underst... Read More

    by FarmerBrown on November 14, 2018Comments (0)
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    Everything You Should Know About Quartz Countertops

    Upgrade outdated countertops with quartz countertops. They are extremely durable making them the perfect choice of material for family homes that are likely to see a bunch of wear and tear from young children. Choose black quartz countertops to help hide any messes kids might make. Or go for a clean sleek look in your kitchen with white quartz c... Read More

    by lge77 on November 13, 2018Comments (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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    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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    Unique Wall Alternatives

    Changing the walls is an effective means of giving a space a completely new look, whether it is a private residence or a public building. There are many creative ways of achieving unique wall designs, some of which completely discard the idea of traditional drywall. Typically these options, such as foam walls or basement wall finishing systems, ... Read More

    by lge77 on February 14, 2018Comments (0)
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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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    Are You a Stupid Contractor or a Craftsman?

    If you follow me on C.T., you know that I have a reputation for picking on the “stupid contractors” so the rest of us good contractors can have a good laugh. But the truth is (at least over here in Connecticut) many homeowners, business owners, and our potential clients fear that they will be stuck working with a stupid contractor. ... Read More

    by Brian MainMan on August 09, 2011Comments (19)
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