5 Ideas for hanging art

yourhomeimprovement-novPlacing pictures or paintings on your wall correctly is a balance between spacing, color, and proportion. The way pictures or artwork is placed will transform the space as well as the feeling the picture or artwork gives off to the viewer. Here are a few 5 ideas for hanging art.

Avoid hanging your art too high on a wall. This will make it difficult for viewers to view your entire piece. Instead look at hanging your art 155cm- 160cm from the ground.

To maintain balance and proportions don’t leave space under your pictures or artwork unless it will be filled. For example, if you hang a painting above a fireplace, avoid leaving space underneath unless you have a clock or an ornament that will be placed on

When hanging patterned artwork, place your pieces on the ground before arranging them on your wall. This will give you a good idea on how to plan your space before fixing them on the wall.

Avoid hanging pictures from one point, as this leaves the picture unstable and it can be easily moved or shifted out of alignment. Look at hanging pictures at two points on either side of the frame.

Leveling your pictures is important. Therefore invest in a spirit level to gauge your alignment. It is also important to use your eye to gauge alignment as other elements like rails, ceilings and pillars may not be leveled themselves.

Construction advisory services

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Companies that offer construction advisory services provide professionals with industry experience that will help your business in the areas of engineering, architecture, business, accounting and law. Construction firms may find it difficult to handle the complex challenges that arise on capital projects. Therefore it is advisable to seek advice when needed from professionals, to avoid project delays that can be costly.

Most construction advisory services offer the following services for capital project delivery:

Project cost control and financial control – These professionals will assist in conducting construction project cost and financial control analyses periodically during the performance. Plus they will also look at financial aspects, after project completion and ensure that clients receive the projected return on investment.

Project management assistance and oversight – Professionals in this area will assist to manage projects effectively in order to increase the probability of successful completion. They will also look into delays, costs, overruns, and claims.

Contract cost and performance audits – Some company’s who are qualified will be able to perform construction audits, cost audits and performance audits. This ensures that the owner-client will only pay the construction costs that are incurred by the contractor.

Cost segregation – This process should start at the beginning when a property is purchased. Experts will identify, separate, and reclassify qualified real and personal property into smaller segments according to the law.

Construction expert witness – Expert witnesses can be provided for construction firms that have been faced with legal claims on issues such as delays, construction faults etc.


Lyle Charles is an expert in commercial in residential construction and is certified in construction mediation and construction claims analysis.

Who is a construction expert witness?

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Written by Lyle Charles

Construction expert witnesses have extensive knowledge about the construction industry, including construction accidents and construction injury. They testify to help inform the trier of the facts relating to a construction lawsuit. These may include areas such as building delays, codes, compliance, construction costs, and construction defects. They will also discuss the building process, construction contracts, financing, bonds, and insurance etc.

A legal claim arising from a construction project may involve contract law, torts, and property law. In most cases, disputes will arise on delays of a project, which fall under construction delay claims. A construction law claim can include two or more parties. For example, condominium tenants can sue a real estate developer.

Construction expert witnesses may help a case and provide expertise in a particular field. These experts can include real estate developers, contractors, safety managers, electricians, and compliance experts etc. Experts will be licensed to speak on particular subjects that they have a wide knowledge on.

A construction expert may consult, report, and testify on some of the following;

Design evaluation

Cost estimates

Standards of care

Quality issues

Accident investigation

Building code compliance

Construction defects

Construction management

Construction safety

Forensic investigations

Governmental regulations

Infrastructure projects

Price discrepancies

Structural engineering

Toxic mold

Work zone safety

If you are looking to hire a construction expert witness to help your case, it is best that you find one through a reputed law firm.


When you need a bit of extra help with your current build, look no further than Lyle Charles for support and insights where it matters. Through his firm, you can get everything from his skills as a construction consulting services to help with turnaround services, consultations on matters that may be holding you back.