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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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Why Opt for a Roller Garage Door for Your Home?

19 September 2017
 Categories: , Blog

Many residential homes have swing-out garage doors installed, as these are easy to manufacture and very affordable. While these doors may be functional and practical, there are some very good reasons to consider a roller garage door, meaning one that actually rolls or curls up into an overhead  housing unit that is placed just above the garage doorframe. While you may associate these types of doors with industrial buildings or commercial garages, note some reasons why you might want to have such a door installed at your own home's garage. Read More …

Advantages of Using Treated Pine in House Construction

18 September 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Among the several types of wood used in construction, pine stands out as from the rest due to its versatility. It is a widely available softwood with many subtypes. Pine is a popular construction material used by contractors, with a preference for treated pine, rather than the natural, unenhanced product. To treat pine, the raw timber is first dried satisfactorily and is then soaked in a chemical bath constituting antifungal and pesticide agents. Read More …

How to Ensure a New Home Is Safe and Ready for Move-In

31 August 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When you're ready to buy a home, you will typically have it inspected. This is to ensure it's built up to local codes and to find out about any damage to the framework, needed replacement to the electrical wiring, and so on. However, a standard home inspection won't always cover every detail of a home's overall structure, and it won't check for every potential safety issue in and out of the home. Read More …

From Rakes to Spoons: 5 Surprising Items That Can Help Keep Your Carpet Looking Great

31 August 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Keeping your carpet looking new is challenging but extremely rewarding. Diligence about vacuuming, spot cleaning and professional cleaning is essential, but there are other things you should do as well. Wondering what items can help keep your carpet looking nice? Take a look at this list of essentials—some of these items may surprise you. 1. Vacuum Filters Using a vacuum on its own is simply not enough if you truly want a clean carpet. Read More …

Questions to Ask When Renting Portable Toilets

23 August 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

It is important for you to gather as much information as possible before you pay for portable toilets. That information will help you to get the most suitable toilets for your needs. This article discusses some key questions that you should ask portable toilet hire companies before you select the toilets to hire. How Can Long Queues Be Avoided? Let the experienced people at the toilet hire company advise you about the most cost-effective ways to prevent long queues from developing at the portable toilets at your construction site during breaks in a work shift. Read More …