Advice for Home Extensions, Additions and Adaptations

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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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Why you need land surveyors for your new building project

24 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are building a property you will need to hire a surveyor before you can think of beginning construction. One of the biggest problems that immediately faces those unfamiliar with surveyors is working out exactly what type of surveyor they need. There is a big difference between a building surveyor who manages the permits and related legal issues, a quantity surveyor who maintains the inventory of costs and materials, and the surveyors that you will require for your new build construction. Read More …

Choosing the right core drill in line with the environment that you are working on

22 September 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

In efforts to create a circular hole in cement, it is advisable to make use of the core drills. In the construction and building industry, core drilling tools are very vital tools that can help you in achieving the desirable shaping and designing of the building. Among other tasks that one may require the services of a core drill include aspects such as plumbing, fencing as well as piping. When looking to acquire drills for your drilling task, it is important to note that two major types of drilling tools exist that may be favorable to you. Read More …

Why Opt for a Roller Garage Door for Your Home?

19 September 2017
 Categories: , Blog

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 …

Advantages of Using Treated Pine in House Construction

18 September 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Among the several types of wood used in construction, pine stands out as from the rest due to its versatility. It is a widely available softwood with many subtypes. Pine is a popular construction material used by contractors, with a preference for treated pine, rather than the natural, unenhanced product. To treat pine, the raw timber is first dried satisfactorily and is then soaked in a chemical bath constituting antifungal and pesticide agents. Read More …

How to Ensure a New Home Is Safe and Ready for Move-In

31 August 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When you're ready to buy a home, you will typically have it inspected. This is to ensure it's built up to local codes and to find out about any damage to the framework, needed replacement to the electrical wiring, and so on. However, a standard home inspection won't always cover every detail of a home's overall structure, and it won't check for every potential safety issue in and out of the home. Read More …