Archive for October, 2012

Tips on hiring an eco friendly contractor

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Are you planning to hire a professional contractor to paint your house and give it a revamped look? Well, if your answer is in the affirmative, here is a piece if advice. Hire an eco friendly painting contractor. If you are wondering how you can find an eco friendly painting contractor, read on.

First, make a list of all the professional painting contractors who work in and around your locality. Once you have the list, check out the websites of each of the contractors featured in the list. If a painting contractor does his job in an eco friendly manner, he will definitely mention it on his website. You can take your pick from such contractors. Second, after you shortlist a few eco friendly contractors, try and get in touch with people who had hired them previously. Talk to these people and ask them about the kind of organic paints they used.

Basics of building permits

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

There are two aspects of the significances of the applications of the correct building applications. If the builder works on the residential properties the permit will help him get the regulations of local building outline which has to be abided by all the workers in the site. It includes the electricians, the contractors and the plumbers as well. By abiding by the rules and regulations, you will be able to make sure that the construction site is a safe environment to work.

The process of obtaining the permits is quite straightforward. In order to get your permit you will have to produce the property survey with a drawing in full details of the site where the building is going to be positioned. Then, there are several regulations regarding environmental conservation related to construction building. They have to be abided by as well. They generally deal with the use of eco friendly materials and adopting eco friendly means.

Construction Safety Essentials

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

When people work in various kinds of environment, they are vulnerable to picking up various kinds of diseases and infections. Also there are many chances of getting hurt via accidents at construction sites. So before you start work in such areas, you should be fully aware of what kind of precautions you should take. First of all, you should always wear protective clothing and gear. Helmets are a must.

Then you should wear masks. When you work at construction sites, you also are exposed to millions of tiny particulates which could settle in your lungs and cause severe lung diseases and infections and even respiratory problems. To avoid all this, make sure that your company provides all these safety precautions to all their workers. If not, you can choose o walk away or choose to talk to a lawyer if your employers don’t agree.