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Advice for Home Extensions, Additions and Adaptations

Thanks for checking out my blog! My name's Olivia, and I'll be sharing my advice about construction and contractors here. When my husband and I first decided to move in together, we didn't fall in love with any of the homes on the market so we decided to build our own. We learned a lot about construction and contractors during that time, but our journey wasn't over yet. Over the years, we've had multiple changes made to our custom home, including extensions to accommodate new babies, adaptations for in-laws moving in and even an outbuilding studio for my son's music production endeavours. As you can imagine, I've had to do a lot of research on home building over the years, and now I'd love to pass that advice on to anyone else who needs it. Look around—I'm sure you'll find something useful.

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Scaffolding Features You Should Look For In An Industrial Service Provider

9 June 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Industrial structures are getting bigger, more complex and taller in the contemporary world. Therefore, contractors must rely on the expertise of scaffolding service providers to implement sophisticated construction projects. It is counterproductive to hire a scaffolding company that uses outdated techniques, which cannot meet the current requirements of working at height. This article highlights the basic models you should look for in an industrial service provider. Modular Ring System  Industrial construction projects require extensive and complex scaffolding. Read More …

4 Benefits of Recycled Bricks

4 March 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Bricks are one of the oldest building products on the planet. They're also one of the most durable products as they are impervious to insect infestation and rot and resistant to fire, unlike other building materials such as wood. Bricks are also an environmentally friendly choice as they are made from the earth. Here are four advantages of using recycled bricks in your next building project. 1. Recycled Bricks May Save You Money Read More …

Questions To Ask Your Construction Contractor When Selecting A Cladding System

21 January 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Choosing a cladding system for your new home build is not entirely about leaning toward what will be cheapest for your budget. You need to keep in mind that the type of cladding system that you elect to employ on your premises will have a direct impact on the thermal efficiency, market value and visual appeal of your house. Therefore, you need to make sure you are not only choosing the most beneficial type of system but that the materials you select are also highly functional in your specific environment. Read More …

Bathroom Remodels: Are Linear Shower Drains Worth the Hype?

3 December 2019
 Categories: , Blog

Are you tired of the unsightly point drain that sticks out of your shower floor like a sore thumb? Or are you tired of dealing with clogs because your shower drain has no mechanism to prevent them? If so, you may be considering installing linear shower drains during your next bathroom remodelling project. Over the past few years, linear shower drains have been presented as modern, sophisticated alternatives to the traditional point drains. Read More …

Your Ultimate Guide to Land Survey Costs

29 October 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Land surveying is important for a range of reasons. Whether you're buying a new home or land, fencing your property or wanting to prove to your mortgage lenders that the property you want them to finance is compliant with the zoning laws, a land survey will give you certified evidence of the legal boundaries of that property. However, depending on the size of the property or the type of survey required, land surveying can be quite costly. Read More …