Helpful Homemaking tip...:
CMU blocks are becoming more and more popluar as a substitute for standard wood-framed exterios walling. They may cost more, but both contractors and homeowners are attracted to the heat-retention, durability, and strength of these blocks. Insulation for these blocks are foamed or pressed into the hollow centers, or applied as a stiff board to the surface in order to improve heat flow resistance. These useful blocks don't rot, don't get eaten by termites, and won't burn. Additionally, walls made from CMU's often bode well with other characteristics too, such as sound-dampening and reducing thermal swings.
In Plumber news...:
Wrench clue to S Auckland murder? (NZCity) - South Auckland police investigating the murder of Iulio Naea eight days ago want information about a distinctive plumber's pipe wrench. The heavy tool was used to beat Mr Naea before his death and was found at the scene. The wrench has orange paint on it and is labelled 'Exploit heavy duty 12 inch'.