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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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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 …

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 …

Warm Fridge? How to Troubleshoot Compressor Issues

26 September 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Most people take their refrigerator for granted, and they expect to open its door and retrieve a nice, cold beer whenever they need one. The fridge is, nevertheless, quite a complicated engineering marvel, and it relies on a set process in order to do its job. If your beer is not as cold as you would like or other food items are going off before their time, then something is definitely amiss, and you will need to get to the bottom of it. Read More …

3 Financial Reasons to Build a Single Storey House

16 August 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you're at the stage where you can build your dream home, you may be stuck between choosing whether to build a single- or double-storey house. While both options have advantages, you may find that building one storey is more financially attractive, both in the short and long-term. Why? 1. Save Money on the Build Double-storey homes typically cost more to build than single-storey ones. After all, you have to create two floors in these houses; a one-storey build only has one level. Read More …

Benefits Of Metal Roofing For Your New Home

15 July 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The roof is one of the most important parts of any structure, helping to maintain comfortable temperatures inside and adding to its aesthetics. So you need to consider the best material for your climate and landscape when planning your new home. Metal roofs are one popular option; here are some advantages.  Durability And Resilience The main job of a roof is to protect your home from the elements, so its durability and resilience are key. Read More …