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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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Play Your Cards Right: Are Keycard Locks The Right Choice For Securing Your Business Premises?

25 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Keeping your doors and windows firmly locked is probably the most obvious and important aspect of securing your business premises, and the wise business operator spares no expense when it comes to choosing suitable locking mechanisms. To that end, many businesses are moving away from traditional lock-and-key mechanisms to secure their doors and windows, and instead turning to more modern, keycard-operated systems. These simple locking systems use nothing more complicated than a card fitted with a magnetic strip, which is recognised when inserted into the appropriate lock and causes the lock to open. Read More …

Should You Build an Extension or Move House? Four Signs It’s Time to Extend

21 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

You've outgrown your current home. Now, you have two options: you can add an extension or move house. Here are four signs you should choose the former option. 1. The Cost of a New Mortgage Is More Than the Extension From a budget perspective, you need to compare the cost of moving house to the cost of building an extension. Moving house is the cost of your new home, minus the sale price of your current home, plus any additional expenses related to moving. Read More …

Questions to Consider When Choosing a Diamond Grinding Cup Wheel

20 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are investing in concrete grinding equipment, you need to choose the right diamond grinding cup wheel. There are multiple options on the market, and it can be hard to know which one to select. Here are some questions to consider along the way. Are You Cutting Through Concrete or Just Through Coatings? If you are going to be grinding deep into concrete, you need a diamond grinding cup wheel with large diamond segments. Read More …

3 Things Concrete Laser Scanning Does With Ease (While Other Methods Struggle)

19 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When working on a construction project, there is need to assess your work regularly to ensure that it is up to standard. This will help in the timely detection and correction of any anomalies in the concrete structure you are setting up. You need a reliable technique to carry out this assessment, and nothing works better than laser scanning. Essentially, laser scanning refers to spatial imaging of a concrete structure using powerful laser beams to get a picture of the integrity of what lies below the surface. Read More …

Excavating Tips for Newbie Excavation Contractors Near Foundations

19 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Your first gig as an excavation contractor can be overwhelming, to say the least. While you want to do an excellent job and win yourself your first client, the pressure of being a newbie in the industry could hinder your performance. It is particularly the case if the excavation job you have taken is sensitive. One such excavation project is working near a foundation or basement. Such a project requires careful handling otherwise you would end up damaging your client's foundation or basement. Read More …