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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 things that can derail a house building project

28 February 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

It's important to be aware of the things that could potentially derail your house construction project. Read on to find out what these things are. Using money from your contingency fund for non-emergency expenses If you have put some of your construction money into a contingency fund, it is important not to allow yourself to dip into this fund for non-emergency expenses that crop up during the project. For example, if you decide that you prefer a type of floor tile that is much more expensive than the one you originally chose, you might be tempted to use money from the contingency fund to cover the cost of purchasing these pricier tiles. Read More …

Why Structural Steel Is a Top Choice For Residential Building Construction

1 February 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Timber, undeniably, has been the conventional material employed for residential building construction. The timber frames were thought best for residential applications, whereas steel was limited to commercial projects. Nevertheless, steel is steadily making its way due to the advantageous attributes that it offers construction projects. If you are deliberating on materials to utilise for your residential building construction, here are four reasons why steel should be the top choice for your project. Read More …

Six Reasons Why You Should Consider Aluminium Louvres

15 January 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Aluminium louvre windows consist of metal blades, either horizontal or vertical, which can be easily adjusted to keep the blades either closed or open at any angle. What are the advantages of having this kind of window? Adjustability Louvre windows allow you to control the gaps between the blades, thereby controlling the amount of light and air that can enter the property. When they are fully open, there is so much space that it is almost as if the louvres aren't there, but they can also be fully closed to keep your property in the shade. Read More …

Essential Elements for Contemporary Home Design

1 October 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Designing your custom home should be an exciting experience. However, if you do not know where to start, you can quickly become overwhelmed with the different features to incorporate into your modern home. As a result, you not only inflate your budget but can also end up with a house that completely veers off the vision you had intended for it.  Fortunately, knowing what inclusions are pertinent to you, and which ones to overlook, goes a long way in customising your dream home! Read More …

Two tips for those who are planning to build custom-made homes

8 August 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are planning to have a custom home built for you and your family, you might want to keep the following tips in mind. Be prepared to be very involved in the process One of the most exciting parts of having a custom home built is that you get to choose exactly what you want the building to look like, down to the very last, tiny detail. However, this also means that you will be very involved in the construction process and will have to make far more decisions than you would if you were to purchase and renovate a pre-existing property. Read More …