The Many Fabrics of Bed Sheets

Recently I went out shopping for bedding, specifically for a sheet set for my queen size bed. It had been awhile since I last purchased bedding, and I came away from the stores with a head full of questions. I’m not sure what happened in the bedding industry from the last time I bought sheets…

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How to Remove Carpet

As a carpet repair expert I’m often asked what the best way to remove a carpet is. The answer really depends on what type of carpet is in the room, how it’s installed and what you want to do with it after it’s removed. Most carpet that a homeowner wants to remove will be installed…

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How to Meet UK Staircase Building Regulations

Whether you are planning a whole new staircase or just a refurbishment of your existing stair balustrade, you need to make sure that your stairs comply with current UK building regulations. Many older staircases may not meet today’s standards, so installing new handrails, spindles and newel posts will give you a chance to bring your…

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CPAT – Candidate Physical Aptitude Test

As an increasing number of Municipalities across Canada and the United States make the CPAT their official physical test as part of the firefighter hiring process, recruitment candidates should familiarize themselves with this test, as well as understand how a metabolic and strength conditioning program can properly prepare them for it. The CPAT began in…

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Foundations – What You Need to Know

OK then, you have done your site investigation, the outline planning is through and you are ready to start designing your foundations. Here’s what you need to know. There are five main types of foundation common to low-rise buildings within which category domestic housing falls. What type of ground you are building on will determine…

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