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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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Two tips for building a high-quality asphalt driveway

21 August 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you have decided to have an asphalt driveway built on your property, there are several steps your contractor should take to ensure that this structure is built to a high standard. Read on to find out what these steps are. Take drainage requirements into account There are several types of asphalt used in the construction industry, including porous, semi-permeable and non-permeable. Most asphalt construction projects, including driveways, involve the use of the non-permeable variety of this material. Read More …

Work Procedures That Will Provide Excellent Results When You’re Repainting Your Metal Roof

21 August 2017
 Categories: , Blog

When compared to the more conventional roofing options like wood, asphalt, and concrete, metal roofing generally ranks higher. In Australia, metal roofing is particularly popular for its strength, durability, lightweight construction, minimal upkeep, and excellent shedding of rain and snow, and many more benefits. Like many other roof types, metal roofing comes in a range of finishes. One of those finishes is paint finish. While painted metal roofs don't require much upkeep, aside from an occasional cleaning to keep them looking like new, a fresh coat of paint is usually — even more occasionally — required to restore the initial functionality and aesthetics of the roofs. Read More …

Two crucial safety precautions to take when performing a demolition

21 August 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Demolishing a building can be a dangerous process. Here are two safety precautions those who provide demolition services must take when carrying out this type of work. Minimise dust inhalation The inhalation of any type of dust can result in lung irritation and can exacerbate a person's existing lung conditions (such as asthma, for example). However, the types of dust often generated by demolition work can be particularly harmful when inhaled. Read More …

What to Look for in an Excavation Contractor

17 August 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Whenever you need to dig a basement, demolish a building or move rock, debris or other materials on your property, you will need an excavation contractor. Excavation contractors specialise in removing materials from clients' property and are the right people to call for this task. Attempting to do the job yourself is potentially hazardous and should not be attempted. Many people are understandably nervous at the prospect of hiring an excavation contractor, having never needed to think much about that type of job in the past. Read More …

Ways to Manipulate Sheet Metal

31 July 2017
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Sheet metal is perhaps one of the most widely-used materials in manufacturing today.  Its wide availability and near-unbeatable versatility make it the best option for a whole variety of industries and the best option for everyone's bottom line.  But exactly how versatile is sheet metal, and what can be done to manipulate it?  Here are just a few sheet metal fabrication processes to consider, bearing in mind that each of these processes is hugely adaptable. Read More …