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.


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

21 August 2017
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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 …

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 …

Two ways to keep your property’s plumbing system in good working order

27 July 2017
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Having your home's plumbing system replaced or repaired can be expensive and time-consuming. Given this, it's worth taking steps to keep the system in good condition. Here are two ways to do this. Address small problems promptly It's absolutely essential to have a plumber repair minor issues with your plumbing system promptly, as even a seemingly small problem could cause serious damage to the system if you fail to deal with it fast enough. Read More …

How to Ensure Impeccable Scratch Repair on Your Wood Laminate Floor

13 July 2017
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Replacing your worn out floor with wood laminate flooring would not only add aesthetic value to your home, but it also guarantees you years of service. Wood laminate flooring is becoming a mainstay in the commercial and residential building's space. Despite the cost of installation being relatively high, this type of flooring is well worth the investment. However, since the laminate is made from sturdy plastic fixed on the surface of the wood, it could withstand daily wear and tear. Read More …

How to Choose the Best Chain Link Fence for a Residential Property

29 March 2017
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A chain link fence is a good choice for any residential property, as it will provide basic security and is very affordable as well. When you shop for a chain link fence, you may find that you have more choices and options than you realized, so note a few tips for choosing the best one for your property. Choose steel Steel is probably the strongest material available for a chain link fence, and this metal is often given a zinc coating to protect it from rusting, which also adds to its strength. Read More …