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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How To Sell My Car In Gold Coast: A Few Tips To Help You Make The Most Out Of It

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One of the questions that many people have when trying to sell their cars is "how can I sell my car Gold Coast and get the most out of it?" If you are in the process of selling a car, it’s important that you approach this issue with the seriousness it deserves if you are to profit maximally from it. In order to do so, there are a number of things you might need to keep in mind before actually starting the process of selling the car. Some of these include: Be careful about repairs A general rule of thumb is that in order for you to sell the car quickly and for more, you should try to have it repaired before putting it on the market. However, this is not always as simple as it sounds. When thinking of doing repairs, it’s always wise to find out whether this will result in any tangible benefits or not. The best way to do this is by finding an estimate of how much you can sell the car for when it’s all fixed, and then compare the profits you make from this with if you decided to sell the car as is. If you end up spending too much on the repairs, the resulting car might be more difficult to sell since it will be more expensive, and you may end up making less from it overall. Try to have the car valued by a professional When you are thinking of putting the car on sale, you should try to find out how much its worth is. One of the major mistakes that many people make when selling cars especially for the first time is putting an arbitrary price tag on the car. In many cases, doing thi...
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The Secret of Organising Kids’ Parties

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Children's parties have come a long way in the last decade, parties used to be a basic checklist of guests, 'party food', games, cake and party bags. A simple and predictable structure yet always fun, easy and relatively cheap. The two biggest decisions would be, which cake out of the Women's Weekly Children's Birthday cakes to choose and should be a party for a few close friends or the whole class? Nowadays it's more like should we have it at the indoor Playcentre, McDonalds or the bowling alley and to hire a face painter, magician, jumping castle or clown? It's a modern world, children's entertainment services like everything are more readily available and in our time poor lifestyles it easier to outsource and get somebody else to take care of the food and entertainment. These days' parents are happy to spend more on their children and really spoil them on their birthday. If you have the money and you know your child will absolutely love it, go for it. The added bonus is that it can make your life a little less stressful - the children are entertained and you can kick back and enjoy the party yourself. It's become the new normal to hire an entertainer or activity for a child's Birthday party and it is certainly a special gift to the children to experience something out of the ordinary. I do however think there is a fine line between enhancing a children party and an overblown party. I think the best parties are based on the traditional concepts with an added extra, like a j...
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Rainwater Harvesting Tanks

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In Australia drought and water conservation are of constant concern. We are a dry continent; in fact we’re the driest inhabited continent on Earth. Every drop of water is precious, and investing in rainwater harvesting is of benefit to both individual households and our nation as a whole. Rainwater harvesting simply means the collection of rainwater for re-use, instead of allowing it to run off into the ground. The rain water collected has a myriad of uses; gardening, irrigation, water features, livestock, washing, bathing and heating. With minimal treatment, rainwater can also be used as drinking water, and is just as safe as the water that comes out of your tap. Just as solar power provides free energy, rainwater harvesting provides free water. Not only will it reduce your utility bill, it increases the sustainability of our reservoir and groundwater supplies. Rainwater harvesting means that you can bypass water restrictions to some extent, using your own supply instead of a limited supply of main water. Not only is Australia a land of droughts, in many areas floods are a constant concern. Without rainwater harvesting, almost all flood water is wasted as it washes away and becomes contaminated. Not only does rainwater harvesting find use from this abundance of water, it reduces the burden on storm drains and other water safety measures. Domestically, the most common method of rainwater harvesting are roof catchment systems. Rain that falls on the roof is siphoned off via gu...
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Common Beauty Treatments

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Benefits Of Microdermabrasion, Waxing and Spray Tanning In case you didn't know, your skin is your body's largest organ, at least by body cell count. Unfortunately, however, it is constantly exposed to a variety of environmental elements such as pollution, dust, sun rays, etc., every day. And such exposure can take a toll on anyone's skin regardless of their genetic or ethnic background. Therefore, in a bid to reduce the occurrence of acne, fine lines, wrinkles, 'crow's feet', acne scars, age spots and other skin disorders, dermatologists have come come up with special skin treatments geared towards protecting the skin from such undesired pigmentation. Here is a quick primer on that. Microdermabrasion, which is one the latest skin treatment techniques in the skin care niche, is a non-invasive, non-chemical procedure that utilizes a spray of microcrystals to get rid of the outermost skin layer. A layer that is typically composed of dry, dead skin. Consequently, after the procedure, the skin is left looking younger, glowing and healthier looking. In addition, microdermabrasion also promotes the growth of a new underlying skin layer with higher levels of elastin and collagen. Now, remember that collagen and elastin are two of the most important elements involved in maintaining a healthy and younger-looking skin. And for most people, elastin is usually at its peak in their early twenties before it starts to diminish steadily giving way to wrinkles and fine lines. As you may al...
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Johnny the Jester- the best kids magician Brisbane has to offer

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What are you planning for your child’s party this coming weekend? If it is a children’s party make sure that everything children like is availed. One thing you cannot lack is a clown or a magician. Clowns are so overrated nowadays, unfortunately. On the flip side, magicians will always have some special trick in their bag to entertain not only your children but also the adult guests at your party. The best kids’ magician Brisbane has to offer has to be Johnny the Jester- this guy is hilarious. Mind boggling tricks Johnny the Jester is one of the finest magicians in Brisbane. The fact that he can work very well with children adds to his excellence. He has been in the business for quite some time now. The experience and talent he packs in him is amazing. With him on stage, the kids are always screaming with such adorable glee and you can tell that they are really happy having him around. The magical python is usually the best part of the show. His shows are usually subdivided into three. There is the first part- the magic show which lasts for some forty five minutes. This is where you will get to witness some real tricks happening before your eyes. Johnny enjoys working with live animals. Steward the rabbit and Dorothy the dove are notable mentions. They take part in the magic show, disappearing and reappearing in such as rib- cracking fashion. Johnny is especially hilarious even without the rabbits- if your ribs crack laughing at his jokes, there is no telling what will happen...
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