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So you understand the roaring wave of fear that swept through the greatest city in the world just as Monday was dawning--the stream of flight rising swiftly to a torrent, lashing in a foaming tumult round the railway stations, banked up into a horrible struggle about the shipping in the Thames, and hurrying by every available channel northward and eastward. By ten o'clock the police organisation, and by midday even the railway organisations, were losing coherency, losing shape and efficiency, guttering, softening, running at last in that swift liquefaction of the social body.

Pre-Construction Termite Treatment: Why it’s Important

Pre-Construction Termite Treatment: Why it’s Important The goal of pre-construction termite treatment Pre-construction termite treatment is an attempt to prevent termite infestation in new construction. The pre-construction treatment attempts to detour infestation from the most common termites found to invade houses. Being in the building industry for many years I have seen my fair share of termite damage. In this…

Safety Requirements For Decks and Balconies in Queensland

Decks and Balconies Safety Guidelines in Queensland   Australians in general and Queensland, in particular, are very savvy and precise about deck and balcony safety. In recent years, there have been a number of accidents and even deaths related to both falls from decks and balconies, and the collapse of them, according to the  Queensland Deck, Balcony and Window Safety…

Importance of Electrical Safety Inspections

Importance of Conducting An Electrical Safety Inspections To identify electrical wiring and outlets issues electrical safety inspection is mandatory before buying a property. Many homeowners however fail to realise the importance of regular electrical inspections once they live in the property. This is a big mistake because arranging for a routine electrical safety inspection can help to prevent serious or even fatal accidents at…

Home Buyers Guide To Pest Inspections

Home Buyers Guide To Pest Inspections The Importance Of Pest Inspections For Property Buyers Having spent my entire career in the building industry I have seen my share of structural damage. This includes both small homes and large commercial buildings. Althgough large commercial building and now all contrcuted from steel frames, many older buildings used wood for internal frames. Before the…

Close Call On Brisbane Construction Site

Flying Debris From West End Construction Site I have been consulting on a large construction site in  West End, Brisbane this week. It is a new 8 storey apartment building with shops being made available on the ground floor. Most of the floors have finished and plumbing has started up to the 5th floor so far. I wanted to write…

Safety For Roofing Contractors in Australia

Safety Tips For Roofing Contractors in Australia The safety practices advised by the Workplace Safety and Health Administration (WHS) for roofers have new regulations because of the increase in recorded deaths of workers falling from rooftops between the years 2003 and 2010. The new instruction will rescind the 1999 Interim Fall Protection Compliance Guidelines – which allows employers for residential…

Are Building and Pest Inspections Always Required?

Are Building and Pest Inspections Always Required For A Home Owner? Overview: What are building and pest inspections? Building and pest inspections are simply inspections which take place before a house or investment property is bought or sold. Building inspections assess many areas of a home/property the most common areas being; roof space, sub-floor, guttering, footing, ceilings, doors, plumbing, framing,…