Importing products containing asbestos. What you should know.

Importing products containing asbestos is illegal. Businesses that import goods, need to be aware of the risk that the goods or materials may contain asbestos. Importing products containing asbestos is illegal and has been from the 31st of December, 2003. All governments in Australia adjusted their regulations to reflect this, which includes ... More

Qualified asbestos professionals. Knowing the difference.

Qualified asbestos professionals must have a licence. Unless you are removing 10 square metres or less of non-friable asbestos, you must hire a professional asbestos remover. If you are looking for qualified asbestos professionals, it can be hard to know who to choose. Due to the potential for asbestos exposure for many people, there are ... More

Asbestos and natural disasters. Be prepared now.

It is important to consider the combination of asbestos and natural disasters. Australia is known for its warm weather But we also have a variety of natural disasters that can cause destruction to our homes. Floods, cyclones and bush fires are some of the worst. When preparing our homes to survive these disasters, we must think of the extra ... More

Asbestos removal costs. Factor it into your renovation.

Asbestos removal costs. We all know that renovating or doing maintenance to a home or workplace can be costly. Many people try to do as much as they can themselves before calling in the experts, however a successful renovation starts with keeping things safe and this means calling in professionals when needed. There is no point making ... More

Asbestos clearance certificate. When you will need one.

You may need an asbestos clearance certificate. If you have had asbestos removed from your home or workplace, you will need an Asbestos clearance certificate. This ensures the safety of further people entering the work site. Want to know more ? Read on for information on the next step. What is an Asbestos clearance certificate? When ... More

Dangers of asbestos. Why safety should go first.

What are the dangers of asbestos ? It is no secret that exposure to asbestos particles have caused sickness and death due to asbestos related illness. Here are some things you should know before renovating or removing asbestos. Why is it dangerous? Asbestos is a building material commonly used in Australian homes and buildings around the ... More

Asbestos at home. Where to find it and what to do about it.

Asbestos at home can be dangerous for all that live there. 1 in 3 homes in Australia has asbestos at home. If your home was built before the mid 1980's (when asbestos stopped being used in building materials), you will find asbestos. If your home was built after the 1990's, then its unlikely you will find it. It is important to know where ... More

What is an asbestos survey ? Information for renovators.

Renovators may benefit from an asbestos survey. An asbestos survey is beneficial if you are unsure whether you have asbestos at your property or not. If you have asbestos, the survey will tell you where it is and what condition it is in. The survey will also guide you to manage the asbestos for the safety of anyone that may come in contact ... More

What is asbestos? and what you should know about it.

Asbestos is dangerous. Asbestos and its health dangers are often in the news. We know it can cause incurable illness in people that have been exposed to it. What is asbestos? and why should you think about getting rid of it ? Here is some information that you need to know. What is asbestos ? Asbestos is the name for a common building ... More

Built in wardrobes, Organising your space, being aware of Asbestos

If you have watched  Sex in the City, you will have to agree that one of the main characters was Carrie’s built in wardrobe. It contained all of the things that meant the most to her. Shoes. Shoes and more Shoes. As well as a large range of vintage and designer clothing. Even if you have never seen an episode of the show, most people would ... More

Built in wardrobes, Organising your space, being aware of Asbestos

If you have watched  Sex in the City, you will have to agree that one of the main characters was Carrie’s built in wardrobe. It contained all of the things that meant the most to her. Shoes. Shoes and more Shoes. As well as a large range of vintage and designer clothing. Even if you have never seen an episode of the show, most people would admit that having the right wardrobe for your needs makes for an organised bedroom. So how can you utilise the space that you currently have? Here are some tips for getting the most out of your storage.

Built in wardrobes – Hanging space

Depending on whether you wear suits, pants, coats or long dresses, you will need hanging space that is either short or long. Short hanging space will give you double the amount of storage, however dresses need fabric to fall. Half the challenge in designing the ultimate wardrobe is knowing what you have to store in the first place. A full stocktake should be done before drawing out a diagram of what you need.

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Built in wardrobes – Shelves

A large built in wardrobe can display all of your shoes out for all to see, however for most people this is just a dream. Keep the shoes out on shelves that you wear on a regular basis and then use clear shoe boxes to stack the rest away on shelves, or at the base of the wardrobe. This keeps them in top shape, dust free and easy to find when you do want to wear something different.

Built in wardrobes – Drawers

Drawers are great for our under garments, T-shirts and active wear. The theory ‘Less is more’ works well with all of these items. Keep a few good quality pieces of clothing that you love to wear in each category and get rid of the rest. Use a top drawer to hold belts, gloves and other accessories. Dividers can be bought from storage shops that will keep your drawers in top shape.

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Use containers on high shelves

If you are lucky to have a top shelf, then buy some matching containers or baskets to keep excess items tidy. Football jerseys and jumpers that only get worn a few months of the year could be stored here. Containers with lids will also help keep the dust out and preserve your clothes that aren’t being used regularly.

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Sort through what you have and reduce where you can

Most people have more clothes than they need. Most people are storing clothes that don’t fit them and that they haven’t worn for years. These clothes should be purged and either donated to charity or thrown away. To get the most out of your new storage solution, you should only keep the clothes that you love to wear every day and on a special occasion.

A great range of products exist on the market. Whether you pay someone to come and install a built in wardrobe or try a DIY project, remember that attaching anything to a wall can disturb dangerous asbestos particles. Know what you are working with and know how to do the job in a safe way. For advice on working with asbestos, contact ARM Responsible Asbestos Removal now.

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