September 2020 - Redefining Progress

Posts Written OnSeptember 2020

Is Council Approval Required For a New Shed?

The rules and regulations in Victoria around planning for an outdoor structure are not always clear. In light of this many of you have been asking about installing a shed outside your property and whether or not you will need council approval in order to do so. To help you out we have had a look through the planning laws here in the state and we are going to talk a little today about what this means for you and your plans for constructing a shed. With regards to garden sheds, we must stress that we will only be looking at…

5 Best Timber as per Australian Climate

When it comes to putting some timber decking, fencing or structures in your garden it is important to take into consideration the weather conditions where you live. All timbers around the world have various qualities which make them goo for bad in certain environments, and it, therefore, makes sense to get the best amber for your own particular climate. Here in Australia, it is generally very dry and very hot, at least for the most part. Beyond this, we have to consider things such as wildfires which may occur and our very own critters which we have roaming out there in…

5 Eco-Friendly Laundry Tips

If you are trying to stay that little bit more eco-friendly when you do things around the home then you will no doubt be trying to think up ways in which you can change your laundry routine with this in mind. The laundry process, of course, uses a great amount of water, electricity and products which result in plastic wastage and potential harmful manufacturing processes, so it is important that you do your best to get this right. Thankfully however there is a wealth of options before you with regards to your laundry area, and these are some of the steps…

Why More and More People Are Leasing in Their Lives

The old attitudes towards life was to grow up, get a job, save up and buy your own things, be it a property, a vehicle or anything else for that matter. In the modern world however, at least in most nations, those attitudes have changed a great deal and now we are much more focused on the idea of leasing rather than ever actually owning. The idea of a lease is that you pay a monthly cost to keep the item and then after the contract is finished you hand it back, and take on another lease. This is proving…

Avoiding Too Much Wear And Tear When Working In the Warehouse

Working inside a warehouse, be it for your own company or another’s, is quite the taxing job and it really puts pressure on every part of the body. It is for this reason that you must ensure you are taking steps to maintain a healthy and strong body that is prepared to deal with the heavy workload which you are going through. There are a number of tasks which you can be doing to ensure that you are able to keep your body in great health whilst you are working in a warehouse, and here are some tips to remember.…

Giving Your Custom Car The Love It Deserves

If you have built  a custom car or had one built for you then you no doubt treasure it every bit as much as you should. There can however be a sense of finality when you do finish the build, which can be quite frustrating if you have creative juices that are ready  to get out. The reality however is that you never really finish the car and this is in fact a perennial job which you need to do with regards to looking after the vehicle and making sure that it is properly maintained. To make sure that your…

Handy Tools To Use One The Building Site

I was chatting last week with a guy who works a lot on Mississauga real estate projects as a foreman, and in particular we were discussing hacks and great tools which could help when on the building site. The conversation got to this point because we were discussing this website which can be used for construction management, and he was saying how much he missed being a builder on the ground level. We know how advancements in safety equipment help those working on a site, like a safety harness when working at heights, but what about those little advancements that…

Awesome Tech That Will Enhance Your Workouts

If you love to workout then it is essential that you take a look into the world of tech which can offer you with regards to exciting gadgets and tech pieces which are going to really help you to enhance your workout. From understanding your body’s metrics to managing your workout and the schedule which you use to work out, there is a wealth of options here for you to choose from. Without getting stuck into brands but rather discussing the tech which is available to you, here are just a few options which you could choose from that are…

Why You Have to Pay Attention to the Details When Remodeling a Property

When it comes to remodeling a property, either for yourself or to sell on the market, it is essential that you pay attention to all of the small details that are involved in this. Even the most simple property construction work can be challenging, at least more challenging than it first appears, and that is why you should always be attentive to the finer details of what you are doing. If you don’t have a wealth of experience in the construction or the real estate industry then this applies particularly to you, and here is exactly why you always should…

Finding a Financial Future and Why it Starts with You 

Setting a budget, managing your spending, putting a portion away every month – good financial behaviors start by seeing results in good time. One of the hardest challenges of saving money is being proactive despite having the money available and not spending it. That long-term view of money is a great way to build up a foundation and make bigger more impactful decisions in the future. It’s pretty difficult, but that’s the great thing about becoming habitual with these good practices, eventually, it’s second nature and you’re making progress without thinking about it. Living in a big city or working in…