About Me
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.


Important maintenance tips for septic systems in schools

24 April 2019
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Septic systems are used--mostly in homes and small businesses--to provide self-sufficient waste disposal. However, these systems are also useful in schools. When equipped with proper capacity, a septic tank system can provide stability, cost savings and efficiency over time. The key to optimal results is to properly maintain your septic system. You need to account for the usage that both children and staff members will exert on the septic tank, drainfield and drainage pipes. Read More …

Reasons to Get a Land Survey for Your Residential Property

17 December 2018
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A land surveyor's main job is to mark off boundaries of a property, and this type of service can be needed if you have a dispute with your neighbour about where a fence or other such structure might be erected. However, there are many other jobs done by land surveyors and other reasons to hire such professionals, even for private residential property. Note a few of those reasons here so you can determine if and when you need such a professional and how they can help you. Read More …

Things to Keep in Mind When Hiring a Skip Bin

19 October 2018
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If you are contemplating hiring a skip, you need to keep in mind that it is not simply about having the receptacle delivered onto your property. There are several things you should keep in mind to ensure not only that you are making the best use of the skip bin hire, but also that it is not a safety hazard too. Here's a highlight of some of the important considerations that you need to know about. Read More …

Is Your Garage Door Opening By Itself?

23 March 2018
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If your garage has a connecting door to the main house, it can be scary to imagine the door opening by itself. When this happens during the night or when nobody is around, the garage door can expose your house to risk. For this reason, it may be worth inspecting your door regularly to ensure that it does not have this problem. However, if it does, you can quickly identify the cause, get it fixed immediately and improve the security of your home. Read More …

Why Opt for a Roller Garage Door for Your Home?

19 September 2017
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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 …