Power tools are essential for many industries, especially construction, and let us not forget the millions of homeowners that do odd jobs around the house, and most of the power tools they require are hired. If you are unfamiliar with the ranges and scope of modern power tools, here is a brief overview of some of the more commonly used.

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Electric fences are designed to keep livestock in and trespassers out, but sometimes they can malfunction. Here at Direct Trades Supply, our electric fencing supplies are designed to offer the best performance possible. Read our guide to common electric fence problems and how to solve them.

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It is surprising just how many homeowners are actually into a spot of DIY when it comes to home renovations and repairs, and without the help of a tool and equipment hire company, many would be unable to carry out those much needed repairs. This essential partner would not only be an oasis for the handyman, these hire companies also supply the construction industry with many essential items. Let us examine just how the residential home owner benefits from their local hire company.

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Nobody truly understands the hardships of running a farm besides farmers. You really need to experience the job in order to gauge how stressful it can be, and the pressure you feel to get everything right can sometimes be overbearing. Unfortunately, just as with any other job, you’re bound to run into problems from time to time. The question is, what can you do to minimise the chances of problems occurring?

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Whether you are a trader, a farmer, a civil engineer, a miner or a builder; we all know how important it is to wear good quality safety gear while at work. There are many jobs out there that involve a certain level of danger and anyone who works in an industry that can be dangerous will need to ensure that they have reliable safety equipment to hand at all times.

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Expect only the best prices when you buy from one stop trades equipment shops via the net. Equipment, tools, hardware and trade supplies can all be bought whether for farmers, civil engineers or mining firms. Choose from the following categories:

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Working on a construction site requires employees and managers to be safety-conscious at all times. According to statistics from Safe Work Australia, there were 26 fatalities in the construction industry during 2015. This is a guide to the most common construction site safety risks and how they can be avoided

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Chainmesh fencing is amoung the most recognisable types of fencing in Australia. Commonly found securing farms, rural properties, commercial/industrial buildings and parks. Chainmesh is an affordable fencing solution for a wide range of property types.

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Fences are important for a number of different things, whether you need to erect a fence to show where the border of your propery lies, you need to protect your land or you want to keep farm animals in an enclosed outdoor space. Everyone from home owners to farmers use fences for all kinds of purposes and it is important to be able to source good quality fencing at affordable prices.

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Different types of animals require different types of fencing. Rabbits are no exception, as these small animals are quick on their feet and are excellent diggers. Choosing the right fencing for your rabbit enclosure keeps them from escaping, while also securing them from would-be predators.

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Raising your own livestock for food is a much healthier, humane and sustainable option than eating factory-farm meat. Industrial farms treat livestock as if they are inanimate objects and second-class citizens.

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Are you looking for fencing that can withstand harsh weather and fend off predators? Before you purchase one, you have to think about its features and materials. One of the things you need to look into is the tensile strength of the fence you want to purchase.  

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People decide to go homesteading to live a simpler life in an off-grid location, away from the consumer rat race. But some would jump into it, believing that they can manually build anything from scratch. 

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Pressure cleaners are ideal for tough cleaning jobs, as they reduce the amount of manual labour needed. Before buying one, however, it’s best to look at these factors to know what model is most suitable for your application:

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Perth experiences tropical cyclones with strong gusts and heavy rain in its Western areas. This type of weather may ravage your farm, especially if you lack proper protection.

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Safeguarding your flock means building them a better home that not only provides them with comfort and warmth, but safety, as well. Direct Trades Supply weighs in on what it takes to build a better and safer coop for your chickens.

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Choosing a front-yard fence should be a calculated decision, whether it’s for your farm or simply for your front yard. Your front yard changes the landscaping and affects your home in many ways.

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Fences are built for several reasons: it could be to reinforce property, to continue design aesthetics, to help vegetation or to increase privacy. Privacy fencing is usually based on a utilitarian fence design, but it doesn’t always have to be that way.

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Fences are put up primarily for practical purposes: to keep a definitive border, to guard a property and to keep stray animals out. What should not be ignored, however, is that this function should not disregard aesthetics. Wood fences are on the rise today because they lend properties a distinct visual quality absent in chain mesh or barbed wire.

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Are you worried about your pets or farm animals straying too far away from sight? Ideally, fencing your property’s perimeter keeps dangerous wildlife out and secures your livestock.

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Managing a farm is never easy. You literally have to get your hands dirty and wear appropriate work gear both for safety and sanitary purposes. More importantly, keeping your farm animals safe and secure should be top priority.

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The reason we have such a wide variety of fencing options available is that we want to accommodate as many farms that may need our services as possible. What do we mean by that? If you’ve been in the farming business long enough, it’ll be apparent that different farms don’t do the same things, and have varied fencing needs.

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As a farm owner, you have to do everything you can to protect your livestock. Installing fences does not only create a boundary, but it helps keep your livestock within the vicinity and you avoid causing your neighbours any trouble. Before starting the installation, use this list to guide you through the process:

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Australian farmers face new opportunities and tough challenges every day – from keeping livestock healthy to managing an increasing demand and monitoring the supply. Some farms are knowledgeable in running their business, while others find it difficult to keep up.

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Beginners can sometimes overestimate the sturdiness of their stock fence, resulting in future durability problems, which can double up your costs in cases of repair. Following these tips on building a fool-proof stock fence can help you survive the rigours and hardships of farm life and avoid future expenses.

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In the fields of construction and tradecraft, pure manual skills and field experience are not enough. As a tradesman, know that there is more to it than just skills; you also need the right tools.

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There are many things to contend with when living a life on the farm. Taking care of crops and livestock will be harder without the right tools. For those who want to make farming a permanent profession, here are some tools that every self-respecting farmer should have.

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Electricity is essential to farm operation. During a power outage, production grinds to a screeching halt. Yet, as every operator knows, smooth, uninterrupted production rarely happens.

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For breeders, calving during the birthing season is beneficial for the herd. This means, however, that the cows will give birth on the pasture - right in the middle of your daily rotation.

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Direct Trades Supply is now in full production of their amazing "Greencoat" extra life wire.

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