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Buy local timber to avoid trouble: it works best, looks great and lasts longer

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Have you ever stood on a timber deck and been concerned for your safety? Following a spate of “deck disasters” a group of Queensland timber merchants are encouraging consumers to use locally grown and manufactured building materials instead of imported products of dubious quality and origin. The Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network says builders and DIYers often receive bad advice, being told a timber species is suitable for certain applications when it’s not and sometimes sold a dodgy product. Spokesperson for the Network Rod McInnes said Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network members sell fit for purpose and true to label timber products grown and processed in Queensland from legally sourced logs grown in well managed forests. “This timber meets our high Australian standards so you can be confident that it will deliver the best performance,” said Rod McInnes. “Using Queensland grown timber also removes any risk of not complying with the Federal Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation that started in 2014,” he said “Consumers can rest assured that they’ve bought the right product for the job when the Accredited Queensland Timber Product logo is featured on the packaging.” Responding to a market need for practical advice all Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network staff receive training on the latest building regulations and technical aspects of timber application and use from Australia’s leading timber experts. “So you get the right product, the right a...
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The Four Types of Tow Trucks

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Everyone knows what a tow truck is, but there are actually four types of tow truck that many people might not be aware of. They are defined not by the size or make of the truck, but the mechanism they use to tow vehicles. Flatbed Trucks The simplest and safest form of tow truck brisbane, a flatbed truck is a truck with a hydraulic plate on the back for a vehicle to be placed on it in a horizontal position. The transported vehicle either drives on to the flatbed under its own power or it is pulled with a winch. Flatbed tow trucks are the safest for vehicles because it is secured in a flat position instead of being pulled by a hook or chain. Hook and chain Two chains are looped under the while the front of the vehicle rests on rubber mats. The vehicle then moves on its back axle while it is being transported. The hook and chain is an older mechanism that is largely obsolete nowadays, as the chains can scratch and damage the bumper. The hook and chain cannot be used on 4x4 and all-wheel drives as it wrecks the drivetrain. These days hook and chain tow trucks are mainly used for wrecked vehicles and junk cars, situations where extra damage to the bumper doesn’t matter. Wheel Lift An evolution of hook and chain technology, the wheel lift uses a hydraulically lifted metal yoke to pull a car by its wheels. Front wheel drive vehicles are pulled by their front wheels and vice versa for rear wheel drives. Wheel lifts are not as safe or secure as flatbed trucks, but they are much less...
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What You Need to Know About Cladding Brisbane

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You've probably heard from some people that cladding offers plenty of benefits to houses. But before you call for Cladding Brisbane service providers, you should learn all that you can about this home improvement procedure first. If not, you are prone to abuse by individuals and companies that are offering cladding services. Of course, the first thing that you need to know is what cladding is. The term actually refers to the process of applying an external wall to a house in order to increase protection from factors that can cause damage to it. Day in and out, houses are bombarded by elements that can cause damage to it as the years go by. Now that you know what cladding is, you probably want to know next the specific benefits it brings to homes. Read the entire article to find out. Cladding can save you money Because cladding can help protect your home from damage, it can save you a lot of money. If you are a homeowner, then you probably know how important it is to save every single dollar. The last thing that you need right now is damage to your house that would require costly repair work. Of course, repair cost is just one of the things that you need to worry about if your house gets damaged. If you love your home, then you would not want to see it ruined right? Cladding is the best way for any homeowner to preserve his home for a long time. Another source of expenses if you have a home is maintenance work. And the older your home is, the more frequent you need to do maint...
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How tattoos can go from Body Art to a Hair Loss Solution with Scalp Micropigmentation!

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Body art tattooing and cosmetic tattooing have a similar appeal but until recently - very different markets. Body art tattoos was once the domain of inmates and sailors, a sign of strength or gang allegiance. Im more recent decades body art tattoos have transcended gender, class, race and stereotype to be a part of mainstream culture. Cosmetic tattooing was created to assist women who had over plucked their brows, to then being a "wake up make up" concept where eyebrows, eyeliner and lip were tattooed to take away the need to apply make up in the mornings. Cosmetic tattooing also branched out into paramedical tattooing, where breast cancer survivors could have their breast reconstruction process finalised with tattooed areola. It then expanded into being used to disguise scars, with flesh coloured pigment being used to blend scar tissue in with the flesh tones. In terms of tattooing coming to fruition as a hair loss solution, it was first used to cover up large and conspicuous hair transplant scars. This is where hair transplant doctors would take a strip from the back of a clients head, and then cut the strip into tiny pieces and use the healthy follicles from the strip to transplant into a clients scalp where hair no longer grew. Scalp Micropigmentation was used in this instance to disguise the scar, which was always a few shades brighter than the rest of the scalp, from the scar tissue. The Scalp Micropigmentation was utilised to create tiny pigment based replica follicles...
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Yotta Bookkeeping Brisbane Profile

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New trends in the business world have changed the way people do business nowadays. Technology has brought businesses closer to people who can assist with the day to day business operations. These changes and trends have also enabled businesses to run smoother and efficiently as well as turn more profit. One of the key business operations that has really benefited from the latest trends and technological advancements is bookkeeping. Bookkeeping is an important aspect for every business because it helps businesses keep records of all financial transactions. Bookkeeping is much like visiting a doctor- nobody wants to take time to see a doctor but neglecting an illness can lead to serious consequences. The benefits of using Yotta Bookkeeping Brisbane outweigh the financial consequences and disadvantages of an in-house or individual bookkeeping system. As a business owner, you have two options when it comes to bookkeeping services. You can either hire an in-house staff to do the work or hire another firm to perform the work for you. Outsourced bookkeepers are beneficial, that is why it’s an attractive option to many business owners. Owners of small and medium sized businesses exhaust their time and energy while trying to be all things to all people. Therefore, they spend less time and energy on growing their businesses. By hiring Yotta Bookkeeping Brisbane, you save money, time and work with a team of professionals with advanced accounting skills. You also access top tools, redu...
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What to look for in a document storage company

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In the modern world, there is an increasing need to store your information safely. The risk of losing information is high, and people are looking for better storage options for your data. However, before you choose a place where you can store your documents, you have to keep in mind that it is a long term decision, and it could affect you immensely. Therefore, it is important that you consider the most important factors, that need to be considered when choosing your storage partner. The main factors to consider have been provided below. 1. Proven track record The document storage company that you choose should be one that has a clean slate. It is important that you find out as much as you can about the company you choose, on the basis of its life; it is important that you find out how long it has been in operation, its track record, the things that they have accomplished, how they have grown, their development, and the relationship they hold with their existing customers. These are all important factors to consider when you choose your document storage company. You would always be better off with a company that has been clean in its dealings, rather than one that has a bad past, even if it was a small mistake. 2. Security One of the most important factors to consider, when choosing you document storage company, is the measures that they take to ensure that your information is safe. The main reason, as to why you choose a document storage company is to keep your documents saf...
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