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A Complete Guide To Concrete & Compaction Equipment

Whether you are adding an extension or garage to your home, a new conservatory or a garden shed, they all have something in common. They need to be constructed on a good solid foundation. The greater the weight the base has to bear; the stronger it needs to be if future problems are to be averted. Just digging a hole, and filling it with 6” of concrete, is not the way to go. Whether laying down a base for a conservatory, preparing a brick-paved drive, or prepping a garden pathway, the common denominator is compaction. Compaction is not just about concrete compaction. For the strongest of bases, compaction should be undertaken at every stage of the job. Read more here...

 

 

 

How To Get Your Garden Ready For Summer With PSM Hire

Like most things in life, there’s a hard way and there’s an easy way of getting things done, and how to get your garden ready for summer is no different. As April draws to an end, the middle of spring is upon us. Nature is beginning to stir. Birds begin nest building. The first of this year’s fox cubs are being born, and hedgehogs are going through an amorous period. The suburban garden is beginning to wake. The sun is out. Pansies, daffs, crocus, tulips, and hyacinth are flowering. The grass is beginning to grow. Shrubs, bushes, and hedges are sprouting new growth, and early flowering shrubs are beginning to bud. This year, gardening is not going to be a chore, something that has to be done. Most people keep a limited amount of gardening tools in the shed. Read more here...

 

 

Tools: Hire Or Buy?

As a qualified plumber, brickie, electrician or decorator, you will no doubt have built up a comprehensive selection of your particular tools of the trade. But what about those tools that are used less frequently. Tools such as concrete breakers, heavy-duty masonry hammer drills, pipe threaders, wallpaper strippers, heaters, portable lighting equipment, and the rest?  On first consideration, buying tools might appear an attractive option. After all, it’s yours; no-one else can use it. You can offset the cost against tax. It’s there whenever you need it. No more having to drive to the local hire shop. It’s a one-off purchase. No more having to pay out the cost of hiring power tools at the beginning of the job. However, when you look a little further than just that new Hilti in its bright shiny box, that one-off payment brings with it a host of extras. Read more here...