Introducing New and Improved Hay Rakes

Just a few decades ago, raking hay used to be done by hand. It was a slow and laborious process involving dozens of people and required a lot of muscle work and sweat. Fortunately, this task has been improved Read more

Why Reusing Grey Water Helps Reduce Your Water Bill

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment administer the government agency that offers sustainable advice on several home concerns. By reusing grey water, households can be less dependent on water supply from the main system, as well as cut wastewater Read more

Keys to a Long-Lasting Container Shed

Modern technology has brought about new ideas of building shelters without using a lot of resources. Various container sheds in Australia, for instance, continue to increase daily. This increase has come about because such structures can now be constructed Read more

Contemporary Landscapes: Urbanising Your Farm

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agricultural landscapeLong gone are the days when only grass reigned in farmlands. With the rapidly growing demand for food, it is difficult to sustain farms that produce only 15% of the global population’s needs.

Purists may denounce the mere idea of technology in an agricultural setting. What they don’t seem to understand, however, is that farmers have been using gadgets to farm for ages. Today’s technological advancements are just more, well, advanced. Companies like Cato Bolam Consultants design farms to suit the usage technology while proceeding with the usual agricultural process.

Everyone should understand that technology isn’t there to wreck them – it exists to help them.

The Economy of the Farm

Dr Mike Walden, distinguished professor and economist, had a grandfather who raised hogs in Ohio. The tractor that his grandfather bought changed their lives as well as the economy of their small farm. Once they expanded, they developed the land to accommodate more room for the tractor to move. As a result, the farm’s productivity soared by 140%.

Walden believes that farming is a high-tech industry. Land developments have paved way for incomparable food production and the promotion of plantation growth. There are more fruits and trees now, thanks to technology.

Cultural Sobriety

While people talk about sacrificing for profit, people who work in farming sacrifice their lives, says Nate Storey, CEO of Bright Agrotech. The farmer culture is highly resistant to change, making implementing the help of technology difficult for those who want to improve the lives of others. You can’t blame them – the rise of the industrial revolution really was traumatic. What Storey wants is to make people understand that the tech world isn’t as bad as the world makes it seem.

Not every tech industry is out to get you, Storey thinks. He believes that leveraging technology to grow will be beneficial not only for the farm but also for all those people it promises to serve.

Farms that are near cities expose the common man to how difficult it is to grow food. It’s all about building a bridge between cultivators and the consumers.

Purpose Served: How Service Companies Can Benefit from Ladder Racks

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Ladder RacksEmployees who work in service industries, such as construction, will always encounter the exhausting and dangerous task of moving ladders from fleet vehicles. Those who are healing from an injury or are shorter than their peers will have a hard time loading and unloading ladders, especially if their company uses high-roof fleet vans.

In service industries, efficiency and safety are of utmost importance. This is why many Australian companies buy commercial ladder racks for their facilities. Find out how your business can benefit from using these racks.

  • Ladder racks streamline the use of ladders, therefore, improving the productivity of your employees. These reduce the time wasted on loading and unloading a ladder, so employees can focus on getting more jobs done.
  • These racks protect the storage of your ladders, which are both heavy and quite expensive. They tightly lock the ladder on top of your fleet vehicle, ensuring that it will not move or slip throughout the journey.
  • Ladder racks offer more cargo space in the interior your fleet vehicle. These eliminate the need to stock the ladders in the truck bed or at the back of their van. This means there will be more interior space for storing equipment and tools.
  • Ladder racks ensure the safety of your employees and reduce the risks of accidents. For instance, they do not need to move the ladder in and out of their vehicle anymore, thereby reducing the risk of a back injury. Moreover, aluminium construction makes the racks lighter and corrosion-resistant.

Ladders are essential tools for construction and other service industries. This is why it is important for fleet operators and drivers to keep these items secure while driving. Buy only from a reputable dealer to ensure quality, safety, durability and performance.

5 Benefits to Getting Timber Doors For Your Homes

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Wooden Doors Homeowners are afforded with a broad range of choices for both interior and exterior doors. But choosing the right type and style of door is more challenging than it appears, especially interior doors.

If you’ve always thought of getting interior timber doors for your homes, triline.net.au shares some advantages that can help you make up your mind.

 

  1. Durability

Timber has a long shelf-life. In fact, many timber doors and windows can last more than 60 years with proper care. This is especially advisable for homeowners who have plans to making their property a family home for generations to come.

 

  1. Eco-friendliness

Timber doors are like artistic chunks from nature. They may come in various shapes, sizes and designs but they are all eco-friendly. Having an interior timber door is literally having a piece of Mother Nature right in your living room. Timber doors are carbon neutral, which means they have the ability to absorb CO2 from the atmosphere.

 

  1. Cozy Feeling

Timber doors always make a home feel warm and cosy. Perhaps because wood is often warm to the touch. Apart from enhancing the aesthetic of your property, they also add to the homey vibe your place creates.

 

  1. Added Value

Custom doors, especially timber doors, create an authentic look for your homes. And because it is long-lasting, they can help increase the value of your homes should you choose to resell. You can also create a custom door based on the design you want, but nowadays, timber doors come in various designs to suit a wide range of perspectives and lifestyle choices.

 

  1. Easy Maintenance

To maintain their elegance, timber doors need refinishing every few years. But what’s great is that scratches are easily repaired, compared to other raw materials. And with great care, they can last more than one lifetime.

 

Getting The Right Door For Your Home

Consider these advantages when deciding what door type to get for your interiors and exteriors. Wooden doors add a classic elegance to any property, and with proper maintenance, they don’t just increase the value to your homes, they also help maintain that homey feeling through generations.

 

Overhaul Your Office on an Affordable Budget

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office overhaulingWhen planning to give your office a much-needed facelift, you often worry about the budget. Sometimes you even worry how you can do it effectively and efficiently, without affecting your work.

If you want to create a simple but cost-conscious solution for your office makeover, the experts at Formline Group recommend these basic methods that can assist you in redesigning your workspace without disrupting your work flow.

Space

Sometimes, you might think that there is not enough space in your office. However, you don’t need to expand your office area. You can use the space you have if you buy compact office chairs and desks. Replace your bulky office furniture and use slim desks and chairs with a sleek professional look. You should also place these strategically to maximise your work area.

Light and Colour

These design elements affect your productivity. Use warm colours, like orange and yellow, to promote creativity and positivity. Use cooler hues, such as blues and greens, to give your office a clean and efficient appearance. Spotlights and lamps could also lift mood and reduce stress.

Décor

You can enhance your office decorations in a subtle and affordable way. Use wall décor that gives employees the positive motivation they need. Motivational posters, abstract paintings, and even creative wall patterns could lift your office from dull and boring, to active and inspiring.

Indoor plants can also give your workplace a connection to nature. Psychology tests show that people are more calm when natural objects like plants, rocks, or even scenic nature scapes are in their field of view. If your office window only gives you a view of the parking lot, you can place a curtain and some indoor plants and make it a welcome sight.

Creating a lively and engaging office space does not need to involve high costs and expensive furniture. You can improve your office environment with the smallest changes, and sometimes it all starts with a positive attitude.

Secure Your Cargo and Prevent Accidents on the Road

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cargo movingThere are many factors why road accidents occur. However, when you carry cargo in a heavy vehicle, you have to be more careful and make sure that you follow the necessary precautions. Sometimes, even that will not prevent road mishaps.

Road accidents are sometimes inevitable in Australia, even when motorists follow safety driving measures on the road. However, a truck driver’s careless manoeuvre is not the main reason truck accidents happen; rather, many drivers fail to secure their cargo properly.

Many cargo-related accidents involve flatbed delivery trucks carrying steel, concrete, or any heavy material. The Government briefs all heavy vehicle drivers to follow the safety precautions they have set, but there are other ways to ensure your cargo will not be a hazard to other motorists.

Carry What the Truck Can

Every vehicle has a maximum load capacity. If your truck can carry loads of only up to 10 tons, make sure your load will not reach that limit. You must also factor your weight to the truck’s load, in addition to the actual cargo. So this means that if the maximum is 10 tons, the load threshold should only be within the range of nine to nine and a half.

Avoid Overloading

When you exceed the maximum load limit, your delivery truck may become difficult to manoeuvre. Statistics show that overloaded trucks still prove to be a danger on the road. While you can always compensate this with your expert driving skills, you can never tell what can happen to the cargo. It may wobble and tilt to one side until it breaks free from your truck—hitting other vehicles and motorists.

Fasten the Cargo

Make your load part of your delivery truck. You can use a strapping tool to fasten your cargo together, and then secure the entire load to the truck. The latter can be done using chains, tie downs or woven lashing straps. For instance, if you are carrying steel rods or pipes, X-Pak recommends that you use corded poly strapping or high tensile steel strapping to bind the cargo. You can then secure the entire contraption to the flatbed using lashing straps, effectively making the cargo part of your truck.

Transporting steel, concrete, and other heavy material is a dangerous enterprise, especially if you pass through Australia’s long highways. Failing to secure your cargo properly can cause serious road accidents not just to you, but also other people. Take the necessary precautions, and make sure that your long truck drive is a safe one.

Homeowner Guide: Keeping Your House in Tip-Top Condition

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Home OwnerOwning a house comes with a major responsibility of keeping your home in the best condition. To ensure that you and your family can live in peace and comfort, your house must be checked and examined on a regular basis. Some of the areas you need to pay attention are the following:

The Roof

The roof is considered to be the most important part of any home. It serves as your first line of defense against turbulent weather conditions, so you must inspect the roof as often as the season changes. Check for any loose, missing, or curled shingle since it may cause serious damages to your property. As repairs or replacement can be costly, you should try as much to avoid going to that point. That’s why it only makes sense to make it your top priority.

Water & Sewer Pipes

Along with the roof, your plumbing plays a crucial role in your home’s function and sanitation. Broken pipes or leaks may cause a series of problems. According to a plumbing professional in Denver, weird smells, clogged drains, and insufficient water levels can all be signs of a more serious plumbing issue. To do this task, you might need to contact a trained plumber to perform a comprehensive assessment in your plumbing.

Doors, Windows & Walls

Doors, windows, and exterior walls are some of the most ignored components of the house. People assume that as long as they’re intact and look okay, they don’t need further attention. The problem is when the issue gets bigger, it’ll drain out your patience along with your money. Any trouble with these areas may put you and your family’s life in danger. Loose door hinge may attract thief or burglar from breaking into your home, while a broken window might become an entry point for annoying pests. As for cracks on the wall may often mean unstable foundation. Beware of these things and be sure to address them immediately.

Heating & Cooling System

To keep your heating and cooling system running efficiently, regular maintenance is needed. Change and inspect the air filters once every month or whenever necessary. This will affect the efficiency as well as the cooling or heating capacity of the system. Fix busted wirings and fixtures that may possibly cause short circuits.

Enjoy a comfortable, peaceful and safe home living when you know how to keep your house in top shape. Follow these basic home maintenance service for the own good of you and your family’s own good. Don’t wait until it’s too late and act now.

Make your Closet Dream to a Reality

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Dream ClosetTired of your newly ironed clothes getting wrinkly because your old closet does not have enough space? Or you simply need additional space to store your latest fashion haul? Yes, it is time to bring your dream of having a walk-in closet into life.

Here are some points to keep in mind before installing your dream wardrobe.

Tips for building your walk-in closet 

  1. Have plan

Walk-in closets are usually placed in the master bedroom. However, before building one, make sure you have a concrete plan (i.e. design and measurements) in order to properly carry out your plan.

  1. Have adequate space

The reason why you are building a walk-in closet is for you to have more space to store your clothes. The average walk-in closet should at least be 7×10 ft. or 10x10ft. if a couple will use it together. Anything smaller than that would not give you the convenience you are looking for.

  1. Have quality materials

You can choose to make your own walk-in closets using DIY kits that can easily be assembled. However, choosing to customise your closet would always be a better choice as this will give you more freedom of choice. Do not forget to take into consideration the installation and location of lights and ventilation.

  1. Door type

In order to save space, some people use internal cavity doors. This gives your closet area a physical privacy from a bigger area, your bedroom. Internal cavity doors also provide an aesthetic touch to the room. Others opt to choose the traditional pullout doors to have access to their closets. Whichever door type you choose, ease of access should be prioritised.

 

These closets are not only for the movies because the right materials, planning, and design can get you your dream walk-in closet in no time.

 

SAF Women: An Opportunity to Volunteer into Military Service

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Women in Military ServiceOver the last few years, SAF has been recruiting women into the military and 140 women joined the SAF women team in 2014. This is twice the number of women who have been recruited in the past years. Currently, there are 1500 uniformed women in the SAF, constituting 7% of the total SAF population.

Training for the Women

The SAF women’s program was created by fellow women to address the concerns of having a firearm both off-body and on-body. The women’s program consists ofwomen’s defensive handgun 1 and 2 which targets safety and concealed carry.

At SAFTD, the staff and instructors are committed to offering sound firearms training to equip the females with proper skills needed to protect themselves and their loved ones. Currently, women for the fastest growing field in the firearms sector. This has motivated the SAF Training Division to support ladies in the mission of learning defence mechanisms for security and personal safety.

More Women Involvement Due to Technology

The major challenge to higher recruitment rates for women is the perception that military roles include the frontline combat roles and responsibilities. Well, thanks to technology there has been an introduction of mechanisation and unmanned systems allowing women to actively participate in the SAF. There are now other career options in the SAF that are being advertised. Through advertisements and open fairs, more women are made to understand SAF more and the different vocations present they can all take part in.

No Women-Defined Roles

Women who serve in physically demanding jobs can serve as naval divers, commanders or guards. Nevertheless, there are no roles in the SAF that are defined and set apart for women. Any woman can serve in any position so long as they are in the capacity to.

More women are climbing ranks in the military and it is a good thing as more parties are getting encouraged. SAF insists that they need more women to recruit without a specific target to meet.

Movie Swords: The New Type of Collectables

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movie set swords
Are you fascinated with the swords heroes used to fight with demons and villains in the movies? For movie lovers, you can now get a hold of your favourite movie swords from the character you like best. Today, movie swords, used, original or replica, are in demand especially among movie geeks.

Whether they are completely original or used in a movie, they still have some value in them that avid fans would always want to get a hold of them, no matter how high their prices are. What are the types of swords that are popular among fans?

Samurai Swords

Do you remember the best samurai or Japanese movies and animes you watched growing old? An expert from Global Gear says some of the samurai swords used in these movies are being sold in auctions and collectible stores across the globe. Movie sword for sale is one thing that would remind you of the thrill of watching these action-packed movies.

Modern Action Movie Swords

Do you remember Kill Bill? The action movie star used a sword that marked the success of the movie. There are many replicas, which closely resemble the original one, sold in various stores on the internet. Some superhero movies like Batman also used swords in some of its episodes.

Fantasy and Rare  Swords

Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings swords are the bestsellers when it comes to collectibles. Aside from the fact that these are very rare, they sold like hot potatoes because they have millions of avid viewers and fans from all ages.

The fun of collecting these movie swords is an innovative hobby and for some individuals, collecting relaxes them amidst the chore. For movie geeks and kids at heart, these swords will most likely provide a glimpse of the past and their childhood.

Experience the Rodeo with Bull Riding

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Bull RidingThe Wild West and the western lifestyle continue to arguably be romanticized by the American people. You may be fascinated by it yourself, and you aspire to embrace the western lifestyle fully. Even if you are already born in a town steeped in western culture, you may still have much more to discover about the western lifestyle.

Face the Bull

Perhaps one of the most iconic components of the western lifestyle is the rodeo, and what better to represent the rodeo than bull riding? Bull riding may be considered as one of the most dangerous sports. People have been injured, and people have died, but people still ride and watch those who ride. It continues to be a popular sport that keeps the audience at the edge of their seats.

Aiming for Recognition

Recently, the sport is trying to grip an even wider audience around the country and even around the world. Professional Bull Riding is striving for wider recognition of the sport. Just like any other often underappreciated sport, PBR seems to try to become as big as the NBA or the NFL, for example.

Practice Bull

Now, you may be interested in riding a bull yourself. You can ride a mechanical bull, which is safer than the actual thing. You can have your cowboy or cowgirl outfit ready, and yeah your way through a good time. You will have to take time to prepare yourself if you want to enjoy a real bull ride, however.

Training and Protection

You first have to practice your riding. Once you think you can hang on for eight seconds — the goal of bull riding — you can pick out your protective gear next. You need a bull riding helmet, a protective vest, and a glove for your riding hand. Other things you need are rosin, chaps, bull rope, boots, and spurs.

Under the supervision of an instructor or an experienced bull herder, you can have a taste of real, terrifying, exhilarating bull riding. Hold on for dear life!