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Things to Consider When Choosing Door Handles

Things to Consider When Choosing Door Handles

With so many hardware and building supply companies in the market, it's a tough task for constructors and homeowners to choose the right door handles. So it's vital to seek the correct advice from experts, and this is the reason why Hardware Direct is here to help you in every step of your project.

2 months ago 36 Views
Removing Heavy Rust From Tools

Removing Heavy Rust From Tools

Being a professional tradesman is a busy, full-time role. There are many facets to running your own business that can distract you from the wear and tear of your tools. It is normal for rust to build up over time. Here are some ways to easily clean and protect your hand tools.

2 months ago 35 Views
5 Tips to Ensure The Safest Workplace Environment

5 Tips to Ensure The Safest Workplace Environment

The construction industry is one of the highest risk industries around Australia. It’s not really that surprising given that the job consists of working around highly dangerous tools or working in dangerous places such as on scaffolding. Not to mention that hazards like falling are also very frequent.

3 months ago 41 Views
10 Tips to Make your Home Safer From Getting Burgled

10 Tips to Make your Home Safer From Getting Burgled

There is nothing worse than coming home to find you have been burgled - you feel violated and more often than not it ruins all your good memories of living there. Burglary rates are on the rise in Australia, with most break-ins occurring during the day. Two-thirds of these burglaries occur through unlocked or poorly secured doors and windows.

3 months ago 47 Views
Tips for proper drilling techniques

Tips for proper drilling techniques

Drilling & screwing are such simple tasks but is it surprising how many things can go pear-shaped when driving in the screws. Common errors include split board ends, stripped screw heads, and broken screws, which are just a few of the things that can happen. These mistakes occur because of using the wrong tools, orapplying unnecessary driving force whilst screwing. The ability to use a drill correctly to place a hole exactly where it is needed is a fundamental and essential skill for woodwork projects. However, a few guidelines can serve to ensure that the right tools and techniques are applied for maximum efficiency.

4 months ago 50 Views
When and why you need highly flexible sealants

When and why you need highly flexible sealants

There are many sealants on the market, each with its own qualities and functions. As they vary so much in their properties, there is no one-sealant-fits-all to choose for every job. As a professional, it's important to have a clear and thorough understanding of the products you work with and when to choose one over another. A highly flexible sealant has many purposes, and knowing when it is a suitable choice and when it is not is an integral part of your knowledge of building supplies and skill set as a tradesperson.

4 months ago 56 Views
304-grade and 316-grade steel - what's the difference?

304-grade and 316-grade steel - what's the difference?

What is the difference between 316 and 304-grade steel? Why is it even important to know the difference? Truth is, it's important because of their different qualities. Both 304 and 316 are the most common forms of stainless steel and this blog will make sure your materials don't rust out and not do their job.

5 months ago 56 Views
Make your tools last longer with these easy tips

Make your tools last longer with these easy tips

Tools and accessories are expensive, especially if you're looking for a specialised tool, or something heavy duty for when you're on the job site. Because of the high price tags attached to quality tools, you may be tempted to get budget equipment, but time & time again we hear the horror stories & frustrations associated with cheap products so it really does pay to invest in quality tools in the long run. Follow the tips below to ensure you maximise the life of your tools.

5 months ago 65 Views
How to keep your construction clients happy

How to keep your construction clients happy

When you're carrying out a construction job on an office, residential property or commercial property one thing that is very important is keeping the customer happy. While not everything will always go to plan, delivering a quality finish within budget must be at the forefront of every decision. Customer satisfaction goes beyond this, however, and herein we explore four key elements that will keep your clients happy, improve your feedback and help your business to boom. 

6 months ago 79 Views
How to extend the life of your drill bits and drills

How to extend the life of your drill bits and drills

Drill bits and drills are one of the most useful and most used tools in any builder or fabricator's toolbox. The drill and drill bits are used in almost every construction and as a result they take a beating. If you find yourself looking too often to replace your tools online because you have damaged your drill bits or drill, the following advice can help you to extend the life of your equipment.