The History of Timber Frame Houses

Timber has been used as a construction material in buildings in the UK since the Neolithic period. Some of the oldest timber houses in Europe are found in England and Scotland, and the earliest timber framed buildings existing in the UK today date back to the 13th century. This goes to show just how durable…

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Leading the Board: Qualities of an Effective Chair

What makes an active board effective? In this case, the old adage “a whole is greater than the sum of the parts” clearly applies. Well-qualified directors with the skills, experience, time and motivation to dedicate to the job are crucial. But, while necessary, the right people are not sufficient to ensure board effectiveness. Board effectiveness,…

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A Legal Terminology Cheat Sheet

Some common legal terms and their meanings include: Lawsuit – A lawsuit is any proceeding that must take place in a court of law. This may be a civil or criminal matter. Civil Lawsuit – A civil lawsuit is when one individual sues another person or a company for damages caused by them which may…

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What Do Rats Eat?

Rats eat a wide variety of food. They have voracious appetites and will eat almost anything. They are true omnivorous scavengers, but mostly prefer grain, livestock feed, and meat. Rats have also been known to eat soap, leather, furs, candy, milk, meat, vegetables, poultry, eggs, grain, seeds, fruit, nuts, snails and other rodents. A rat…

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How to Tear Out Your Old Flooring

Tearing out old flooring in order to install new may sound as a quick and easy project but sometimes it is a real chore. I will cover a few types of removals and hopefully one of these hints will help you out with your job. Flooring materials can consist of vinyl tile, linoleum, carpet and…

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Tips to Laminate Paper at Home

For those who want to protect important paper from any spills, tears, or any dirt that can cause damage, using laminating machine is the right solution. By laminating your paper, you will also make the paper looks more attractive. Some of the important things that people commonly want to laminate are certificates, awards, special drawings,…

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Samurai or Sledgehammer

Samurai or sledgehammer? this is the question when in comes to choosing to hurt someone. It is but a metaphor when it comes to choosing a car. Cars such as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo and the Subaru Wrx Sti. Lets start off with the Evo, this car is such a sensational experience to drive. It…

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How to Tea Dye

If you’re looking for a little help on how to tea dye, you’ve come to the right place. But first – why tea dye? Sometimes I wake up way before dawn and I want to make a doll or a Christmas ornament right NOW! I live at least 40 minutes from the closest fabric store…

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Paint, Stain, Alkyd, and Acrylic? Help!

If you have ventured into a hardware or paint store lately, you may have noticed that there are a million different paints and stains available. As with any project, homeowners are often inundated with material choices and conflicting advice. Sometimes, advertising can be misleading, and there are definite no-nos to be wary of when choosing…

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What Is a Jib Crane?

Cranes form an important part of most civil engineering projects. Different kinds of cranes are utilized depending on the weight to be lifted and available area for movement. One type of such cranes is the jib crane. A jib crane is a kind of crane that utilizes a mounted arm in lifting, moving and lowering…

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