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Buying electric chainsaws or petrol chainsaws

When buying forest and garden machinery such as chainsaws, trimmers and leaf blowers, consumers are often faced with the choice of battery-powered vs petrol or diesel. Electric chainsaws tend to be perceived as cleaner and more modern than those that rely on a fuelled engine, but there are still some major advantages to using petrol machines. The classic sound of a chainsaw familiar to most of us is the sound of a petrol engine delivering power to the blades at the press of a trigger. This is ...

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Types of Portable Cement Mixer

There are two types of portable cement mixer that can be found on the majority of building sites across the UK. The most common are known as drum mixers or even just cement mixers. They are almost always orange in colour and likely to be made by Belle. The other type, which is becoming more well-known, is pan mixers. The quintessential cement mixer which most people would recognise is the Minimix, made by Belle. The key component is the central drum, that rotates continually. A set of fins fixe...

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Robotic Lawn Mowers

For those who love their garden but don’t have the time, fitness or inclination to cut the lawn, a robotic lawn mower could be the answer. Previously, those who fell into this category would have had to employ a gardener to keep their garden in good shape. This could be in the form of casual labour to a friend or family member, or arranging for a professional gardener to cut the grass every couple of weeks. Not only do robotic lawn mowers such as Husqvarna automowers remove the...

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Resin-Bonded Surfacing

Resin bonded surfacing is increasingly being used as an alternative solution compared to concrete because of its more attractive appearance. Driveways, paths, cycle lanes and car parks are just a few applications for resin surfaces where the developer seeks a certain aesthetic effect. The most common resin surfacing method involves a base-layer of mixed resin on a solid base, followed by a layer of aggregate. The alternative is resin bound surfacing, where the resin and aggregate is mixed toget...

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Safety When Working At Heights

Most tradesmen will at some stage encounter working at heights, whether on scaffolding, up a ladder or on a roof. The most apparent safety concern would be injuries from falling, but another cause of injury in such situations can be to other workers at a lower level. On most construction sites there will be work taking place above the ground floor, which will usually be done using temporary scaffold framing. The scaffolding itself needs to be clean, dry and intact before any use. Working with d...

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