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Typical commercial roofing conditions experienced by commercial roofing specialists whirlybirds in Perth include Single-layered membrane. Most commonly metal. If unsure of your commercial roofing’s composition, contact whirlybirds in Perth to inspect your entire roof for potential problems. If there are any structural concerns, have them addressed before any work is done. This is especially important if you live in an area that experiences severe thunderstorms, strong winds, or any other type of severe weather.

Commercial Roofing San Antonio can help all residential and commercial property owners to keep their roofs in top condition. Whether your roof is new or old, Commercial Roofing San Antonio can help it look great and last for many years. As a premier roofing contractor, Commercial Roofing in Texas has the experience and expertise necessary to ensure your roof is sound and long-lasting. Commercial Roofing in Austin provides repair, installation, and cleaning services at an affordable price, and is well-known for its commitment to excellence, innovation, and quality workmanship.

Commercial Roofing in Austin offers a complete range of commercial roofing materials including asphalt shingles, slate, fiberglass, metal roofing materials, clay tile, ceramic tile, and wood shakes. No matter what your preference in commercial roofing materials, Commercial Roofing in Austin can provide it. In addition, Commercial Roofing in Austin is also able to offer the same high-quality service and maintenance that its residential roofing customers enjoy. Whether you need a repair, a replacement, or a new roof, you will find it under one roofing company. Commercial Roofing in Austin is able to assist you no matter what the need.

Asphalt membranes are an affordable roof covering option for many businesses and commercial buildings. The cost-effectiveness of this membrane makes it an attractive and popular choice. This type of roofing material is available in a variety of textures and chemical formulations, which can be customized to meet your specific needs. Moreover, asphalt membranes are known to be stronger and more durable than other asphalt roofing systems, such as clay tiles or wood shakes.

Metal roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles, can be installed to extend the life of buildings and protect them from harsh weather. However, these roofs are not without their problems. Metal roofs are expensive to install, and because they are susceptible to extreme temperature changes and can deteriorate over time, metal roofs often do not make the best roofing choice for commercial buildings.

Ceramic tiles are one of the most affordable roofing systems available today. They are very durable and come in a wide array of textures, colors, and finishes, making them very attractive and versatile. Furthermore, ceramic tiles are fire resistant and waterproof, making them a popular choice for industrial and commercial properties. Finally, many homeowners and commercial properties are replacing traditional wood shakes and clay tiles with this more affordable option. While this may seem to rule out ceramic tiles as an appropriate roofing choice for residential homes, there are a number of valid reasons why this roofing system is still a great choice for many businesses.

The SECURE STORAGE REDBANK also know for Instant Space Self Storage has been able to create a buzz around itself ever since it was established. The Instant Space Self Storage company has a unique opportunity in helping businesses to increase their storage needs by providing instant space rental in a secure storage warehouse that is located within the United States. In the world of today, storage units and warehouses are not just for storage but are also used for business. Businesses such as home maintenance, retail sales, cleaning, and even office space need a place to keep their equipment and goods in storage so that they can be accessed and used whenever needed. If you do not have a secure storage unit or warehouse where you can store your products you may find yourself having to rent a storage unit or warehouse from a supplier which can take weeks to deliver the goods and will then require a deposit before you are allowed to access the warehouse.

The SECURE STORAGE RED BANK provides businesses with instant space rental in the form of lockable, climate-controlled, warehouse-style units. These units can be accessed by any employee as they are designed with workstation-style seating, convenient desks, and cabinets as well as television viewing areas and other activities for employees to do while working. The instant space self-storage facility also has climate-controlled rooms that can be used for any type of storage needs. These rooms are large enough to accommodate any size storage needs of any company.

In addition to the instant space self-storage warehouse, the SECURE STORAGE REDBANK also offers a choice of multiple vehicle leases. For businesses that need extra floor space to allow an employee to move from one vehicle to the next and not have to pay for the extra space, this is the ideal solution. The SECURE STORAGE REDBANK is committed to giving businesses secure storage units that are top quality at competitive prices. There is no need for your business to spend extra money on extra floor space when you can enjoy the conveniences of a self-storage facility located right on your premises.


It is definitely back in trend: the wallpaper – the wall decoration that became socially acceptable in the 1970s. What followed was the triumph of woodchip wallpaper and white walls in bourgeois households. But within a short period of time wallpapers have made a comeback.

The bright colors and psychedelic patterns of the 1970s have been finding enthusiastic buyers again for several years. The courage to use flower patterns also seems to be strong again – a look at the manufacturers’ catalogs allows this to be concluded. In addition, a small group of wallpaper fans discovered large-scale photo motifs for themselves: sleeping under an alpine lake, dozing on the sofa with a South Sea beach behind you – the main thing is that you can forget everyday life for a few hours.

Bored of white walls

“Our customers are bored of white woodchip and have seen enough of wobbly walls,” says Matthias Gerber from “Extratapete”, an online wall decoration retailer, “they like unusual pictures and have a weakness for graphics”. The mostly young buyers are not interested in wallpapering in the traditional sense. Rather, it is about placing accents and “making a visual statement on the wall”, as Gerber puts it. Dieter Langer, Art Director at the large-scale manufacturer “Marburger Tapetenfabrik”, draws a parallel between the new trend towards colored walls and social development. He points to a new variety of lifestyles and the pronounced need to live out one’s own style in the apartment: “We experiment with shapes and colors in a playful way. The one big trend direction

As usual with fashion waves, it is difficult to see where the new wallpaper boom is coming from. Andrea Kersten from the wallpaper manufacturer AS Création suspects that first interior decorators and property managers have rediscovered the possibility of changing the impression of rooms with wallpaper. So it is not surprising that branded wallpapers from her house have already appeared in telenovelas and TV soaps. Another hotbed for the new trend are the bars and pubs in cities like Berlin, which attract young people with a residential atmosphere. Wallpapers ensure the right “lounge character”. It is then only a small step from the in-pub to your own apartment.

Old pressure rollers taken from the moth box

The big wallpaper manufacturers have the chance to pick up on the trend in order to increase the sales figures that have stagnated for years. Established industry giants such as AS Création, Marburger Tapetenfabrik and Rasch are reviving classic patterns such as the “squint-eye optics” of the 1970s in current collections. They have illustrious names such as “Retrovision”, “Retro-Deluxe” or “Jukebox”. To do this, old sieves and cylinders are taken out of the moth box, making wallpaper printing possible in a retro look.

The traditional manufacturers have to be prepared for the competition from small niche providers such as the “Veruso” brand, which has only existed since 2003, who reacted to the trend at lightning speed and opened up their own sales channels via the Internet. The young entrepreneurs from “Extratapete” have even developed their own production process for the manufacture of wallpapers in small numbers. The start-up company sells new ideas and designs for wall design, from multiple-exposure dream flowers to city motifs that extend on meter-long wall posters. The company does business online or through small distributors. Custom-made products are also possible – but they are only worthwhile for types of buyers who are willing to spend around 300 euros on their unique item.

The trendy trend from student shared apartments and the lofts of urban individualists will soon become mainstream. The first IKEA branches have already started to cover display walls in their shops with printed paper or patterned fleece.

Wardrobes can’t be big enough. But not every bedroom has that much floor space. So it is important to use all square meters optimally. A room-high wall unit not only looks spacious, it also prevents dust corners. With sliding door systems, the space can be used right down to the smallest corner.

The furniture industry produces a wide variety of unit walls with different element widths, so that almost every niche is closed. The remaining few centimeters of distance to the walls are closed dust-tight by adapted panels. With appropriate height gradations, sloping gable walls in the attic and the sloping roof can also be used cleverly and space-savingly for built-in cupboards.

Cabinet walls can be equipped with rotating, sliding or folding doors. Special interior fittings such as height-adjustable shelves, cloakroom rails, drawers, baskets, pull-outs, shoe racks and rotating elements help to make optimal use of the closet space. Individual pieces of furniture such as chests of drawers, consoles or a dressing table complement the furnishings. If you have the space, you can have a walk-in closet installed. Such a piece of furniture can be integrated into any large bedroom with a sufficiently light partition. With this system you can hide the closet from sight and create a closet at the head of the bed.

If you believe the Chinese, according to Feng Shui, the position of the bed in the room is decisive for the quality of sleep. The bed should be in the most sheltered corner of the room, personal comfort determines the direction. In any case, the bed should be placed so that the person lying down can see everyone who enters the room. In addition, the head end should always stand in front of a wall and not be free in the room.

Although the different types of mattresses are quite different, they have to meet the same requirements.

The innerspring mattresses are made up of coil springs made of steel wire. This core can be constructed very differently. He has a relatively high elasticity and at the same time a good support force. The spring core must be optimally padded, because the springs must not be noticeable.

Good foam mattresses are built up in several layers. The middle layers have a higher volume weight and are therefore harder than the outer layers with a lower volume weight. Depending on the system, hollow profiles inside the mattress ensure ventilation. The foam core can only absorb a little moisture, so very absorbent padding is required.

This mattress – it is made of natural rubber – offers a soft, pliable elasticity, but it is usually too soft without central zone reinforcement. As with foam, a cushion is also required here to compensate for moisture.

With the waterbed, there is around 300 liters of water in a synthetic cover (with a mattress size 100 by 200 cm). In order to reduce the movement of water, the interior of the mattress is sealed off by several partition walls. Here, too, appropriate upholstery must ensure the right microclimate. The water adapts itself completely to the distribution of the load at all times, so the pressure is distributed absolutely evenly over the body and there can be no pressure points. However, the body is unable to adjust the volume of water available to its body temperature. For this reason, the water must be continuously tempered. Water beds must not be combined with base mattresses as they require a stable, level surface.

Schools start in August and September in Germany. The right workplace at home promotes concentration with daily homework.

How must a desk and the associated desk chair for children be designed so that children feel comfortable with their homework? The Federal Association of Accident Insurance Funds in Munich (BUK) has given thought to this question .

Keyword “dynamic sitting”

An important keyword in your guide is dynamic sitting. According to this, fidgeting is not only normal for children, but changing the sitting posture also strengthens the back. According to BUK, a good chair therefore moves with you and supports your back, no matter what position the child occupies on it.

The experts advise that when buying a desk and chair, make sure that they are height-adjustable. In this way, the furniture could grow with the child by repeatedly being adapted to the child’s size. The BUK experts recommend checking the heights once or twice a year.

Individual is ideal

In general, the guidebook answers the question about the perfect workplace with the formula: “The more precisely tailored to the individual child, the healthier. Versatile adjustable furniture is particularly suitable for this. Some chairs can be adjusted not only in height, but also in depth. An inclination of the table top by 16 degrees is considered ideal as it makes reading, writing and drawing easier. If a computer screen is placed on a part of the table top, the surface should remain straight.

With regard to the ideal setting of the desk chair, the BUK experts say: “When sitting, the child should completely touch the floor with both feet. The thighs
should lie horizontally on the seat. The hollow of the knee should not touch the front edge of the seat. ”The desk is ideally positioned when the elbows are at the height of the table top with the arms hanging down and the thighs have sufficient freedom of movement under the table.

Corona has shown: Home office works. However, if you work permanently from home, you should not only choose the location for the desk carefully. Otherwise home work will fail.

Working from home has its advantages. Many recognized and proven this during the Corona crisis : You can also be efficient in the makeshift office at the kitchen table.

But if you got a taste for it and would like to use the home office regularly, you should create a permanent solution. Otherwise not only the back will suffer, but also the family or shared apartment.

“Anyone who only works at home for three or four weeks can live well with a compromise,” says Detlef Detjen, managing director of the Healthy Back Campaign. However, if a permanent workplace is to be set up, the kitchen table and kitchen chair are not suitable. “You need a real office workstation,” says Detjen.

“In most cases the apartment is fully furnished. Finding an additional place there is difficult, ”says Hamburg interior designer Ines Wrusch. Especially since certain requirements are placed on the workplace so that you can be really productive there.

“When choosing a location, you should above all ensure that there is the necessary peace and quiet for concentrated work and that it is not disturbed by the other residents,” says Christine Scharrenbroch from the Association of the German Furniture Industry in Bad Honnef.

When the kitchen becomes the new office

The kitchen is a good place to work for many people because there is plenty of space on the dining table for computers, monitors and other work utensils. But this room is very busy, especially in larger families, and is therefore not necessarily a permanent solution. “For the home office I either have to forego another function in the house or choose a neutral place that enables two functions at the same time,” says Wrusch.

This is possible with well-designed furniture. “Since the workplace at home shouldn’t usually take up too much space, desks and secretaries that are functional and comfortable and that blend in with the living room or guest room in a visually appealing way,” says Scharrenbroch. Some models can even be placed in the hallway or on a landing – “for example in the form of stylish folding secretaries on the wall.”

Work materials should be stowed away after work, especially in the home office. For example, drawers integrated into the desk, smaller drawer containers, possibly on castors, and shelf systems are suitable for this.

Suitable furniture for working from home

It is important that the home office is designed as ergonomically as possible and enables movement. “Height-adjustable desks are becoming more and more popular, not only in the office but also in the home office,” says Scharrenbroch. The changing working positions make them particularly easy on the back. “With the office chair, it is important to ensure that the seat can be moved forwards, backwards and sideways,” adds back expert Detjen.

Even if space in the apartment is limited: the distance from the desk to the screen must not be too small. “We recommend a distance of 60 to 100 centimeters, but it shouldn’t be less than 50 centimeters,” says Detjen.


How tenants paint their walls is up to them. Strong colors must be removed when moving out. Even if the landlord is responsible for cosmetic repairs.

Tenants are often required to perform cosmetic repairs. However, the clauses in the rental agreement are often ineffective. However, that does not mean that tenants can ultimately return the apartment as they want.

This is shown by a ruling by the Wupptertal Regional Court (Az .: 9 S 18/20), which is reported by the magazine “Das Grundigentum” (No. 16/2020) of the Haus & Grund Berlin owners’ association . According to the judges, dowel holes and strong latex paint do not work.

In the negotiated case, the tenants moved out without renovating the apartment. The cosmetic repairs clauses in the lease were ineffective. After the apartment had been returned , the tenants demanded a repayment of the deposit, reimbursement of rents that were accidentally overpaid, and the payment of a credit from an utility bill. The landlord counted against the removal of the dowel holes and the painting of the strong latex paint on the walls.

Rightly so: the tenants are liable for damages, according to the court. Dowel holes must be closed at the end of the lease, even if they were made during the lease as part of the contractual use. The obligation to remove does not only exist in the case of atypical user behavior.

Even with strong latex paints on the walls, tenants are obliged to restore the apartment in such a way that normal cosmetic repairs would have been sufficient. However, the landlord has no claim to compensation for loss of rent: Due to the inadmissible clauses in the rental agreement, he is obliged to make cosmetic repairs anyway.

The building authority in charge has given approval for use of the new BER airport in the capital. A spokesman for the Dahme-Spreewald district said on Tuesday the German press agency.

After years of delay and numerous reports, the new Berlin Airport BER has now taken a very important milestone as it opened in autumn this year. The approval clears the way for the opening – according to information from the “RBB” , the building acceptance had already taken place.

This means that Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (BER) can actually open its gates on October 31 after a construction period of 14 years. The last required certificates were received from TÜV Rheinland last week , so the doubts about the opening are probably lower than they have been for years. The BER should actually go into operation in autumn 2011.

However, six opening dates were canceled due to planning errors, construction defects and technical problems. Fire protection was the biggest problem. Most notable, however, was the postponement in May 2012 – four weeks before the planned opening on June 3, 2012. Since then, eight years of mishaps have passed.

Test run in summer

Airport manager Engelbert Lütke Daldrup then stated that the BER start had never been as safe as it is now. “We do not see any risks with the commissioning in October 2020.”

In the summer, volunteer passengers are now supposed to test the processes in the terminal: From arrival to check-in to the gate – that’s it. Because the flight will not take place until October 31st. Tegel city center airport is scheduled to close on November 8th.

Commissioning is made easier because the number of passengers has collapsed as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Most recently, only around 1000 passengers per day flew at the existing Tegel and Schönefeld airports.

Financing your own home can quickly turn into a debt trap in the event of death. We explain to you how you can optimally secure your real estate loan.

If you want to fulfill your dream of owning your own home, you usually have to take out a large real estate loan in order to actually be able to call the property your own one day.

It often takes several years until the loan for the house or condominium is paid off. During this time, many events can take place in and outside the home that will test life. For example, if the father of a family dies, who co-financed half of the real estate loan, the surviving dependents are often threatened with high financial losses, which in case of doubt can lead to the foreclosure of the home.

With term life insurance you can ensure the financing of your dream home beyond death. Hannoversche will help you with this .

Buying real estate: you have to consider this before buying

A house in the country or a charming old apartment in the big city? The decision needs to be carefully considered. Before buying your dream property, you should consider a few essential points.

Because behind the facade of the supposedly perfect home lurk hidden costs or unpleasant surprises that many real estate agents know how to skilfully disguise. It is therefore important not to let the broker wrap you around your finger and to check important criteria before signing the contract :

  • Overall condition of the property: windows, insulation, electrics, etc.
  • Location of the property: transport links, shops, schools
  • Modernization or refurbishment measures required?
  • Do you have an energy certificate ?
  • Do you have a building permit for renovations ?
  • Have you secured your home loan ?

You should take the last point on the checklist seriously so that your dream of owning your own home does not come to an abrupt end.

Real estate loan: how to finance your dream home

In very few cases, the dream property is financed in one fell swoop. Most of the time, the financing is handled through a suitable real estate loan that binds buyers to the bank for years. After all, the money houses do not lend larger sums without appropriate collateral. In addition to the basic creditworthiness, many banks only approve the loan application if the applicant (s) take out term life insurance. The lower the risk for the bank, the better the chances of getting a loan with good terms.

Secure credit: sit back and enjoy your dream home

Term life insurance not only serves as protection for the loan made for banks: it serves primarily as financial protection for your family or your partner in the event of unforeseeable events such as accidents or illnesses with a fatal outcome. In particular, (young) families and couples with a main or even sole earner are strongly advised to take out term life insurance. Only in this way can surviving dependents be adequately protected in the event of death and – in the worst case – avoid foreclosure.

The principle of term life insurance is simply explained: If one of the borrowers dies , the insured amount agreed in the contract is paid out to the surviving dependents . In order to fully secure your loan, it naturally makes sense to adjust the sum insured to the total amount of the loan.

With risk insurance in the back, nothing stands in the way of your dream of owning your own home and you can lean back and relax in your own four walls.

On the safe side with Hannoverschen

But not only when buying a property should high loans be secured with term life insurance. The same applies to other major investments. Hannoversche offers profitable conditions:

  • three tariffs for every budget
  • Contract can be terminated monthly at any time
  • provisional insurance cover from receipt of the application
  • possible adjustment of the term to the interest rate and repayment rate of the loan
  • Payment of contributions in the event of occupational disability (on request) and much more

TIP: The earlier the risk insurance is taken out, the lower the premiums.