Treating, Repairing and Designing Timber Fences and DecksTreating, Repairing and Designing Timber Fences and Decks

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Treating, Repairing and Designing Timber Fences and Decks

Welcome to my blog! My name is Brenda, and I love designing homes and landscaping yards. In particular, I love implementing natural wood and timber into my designs. Last year, I put on new timber decking and added a fence. to our garden Through the process of working with a contractor and doing a lot of independent research, I was able to get just the type of decking and fencing I wanted, and now, I am adamant about taking great care of it. In this blog, I am going to cover a gamut of concepts related to timber decking, and I might into delve into some other posts about construction or DIY. I hope that you like my ideas!

Four Tips on Using a Skip to Clean Out a Foreclosed Property

If you have bought a foreclosed property that is a disaster inside, you may need to hire a skip to hold rubbish as you clean out the property. Want to ensure the experience goes smoothly? Take a look at these tips:

1. Place the skip in the back garden.

If possible, when the skip arrives, place it in the back garden of the house. Putting it in the back keeps it out of the way of passersby who may climb on it or dig through it, potentially putting you at liability risk if they get hurt. Also, many homes have large patio doors leading out the back, making it easier to carry large items out of the house compared to using the relatively narrow front door.

2. Load large items into the skip first.

If possible, when pulling trash out of the property, try to put the largest items in the skip first. This is the most efficient way of loading the skip and it allows the small items to fit into the spaces around the large items. If you have large items that are blocking part of the skip, break them down. For example, if a big piece of gypsum panel sits diagonally in the skip, it can prevent other items from fitting in so you should break it up to make it smaller.

3. Don't jump in the skip to compress the rubbish.

When you are cleaning out a foreclosure, there can be a lot of waste. If it starts to overflow, you may need to compress the waste to try to fit more in. Don't climb into the skip and jump on it. The rubbish may be full of old nails, carpet staples, scrap metal or other sharp objects, and you don't want to get cut.

4. Double bag all fetid waste.

If you have to clean out a refrigerator of rotting food or if there is other fetid waste in the foreclosed property, make sure to double bag that waste. Unfortunately, if you have the skip for several days, the rubbish may get hot and start to emit even worse odours. To keep odours under control from old food, moldy carpet or other gross elements, pour baking soda into each rubbish bag to absorb odours, and also sprinkle it on the ground around the skip.

Want more tips on using a skip effectively when you are cleaning out a foreclosed property? Contact a skip company or visit