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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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A Guide on Scaffold Safety

10 November 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Scaffolding is commonly used in construction sites to assist workers that need to work at heights. Improper use of scaffolds could lead to accidents at the site. Read this extract for scaffold safety tips.  Choose the Right Scaffold Conduct a site inspection to know which scaffold meets your needs. For instance, a suspended platform is ideal when working from the top floors. It can be used for small scale works such as building repairs, window cleaning and the installation of electrical or HVAC appliances. Read More …

Don’t Settle for Less! Ask Your Rural Earth Moving Contractor These 3 Vital Questions to Get the Best Deal

6 October 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Whether you're constructing a swimming pool, roadway, or trench in your local area, you require dependable earth moving equipment. However, hiring such earthmoving machines without advice from a reputable contractor can impact your project negatively. If you are anticipating a successful construction, avoid settling for less. Here are three crucial questions you must ask before hiring a rural earthmoving contractor:  What's Your Experience Handling Similar Projects? This question is vital because a contractor's experience is essential in handling heavy earthmoving equipment. Read More …

When Do You Need Underpinning Services for Your Commercial Building?

28 August 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The structural integrity of your building determines its durability. If your building fails the strength test and you start noticing signs of foundation damage, you need professionals to fix the problem. Underpinning is a process used in repairing, strengthening, and increasing the depth of an existing foundation. The process helps to enhance a foundation that has been weakened by various factors such as water damage. There are several ways to know when you need commercial underpinning services. Read More …

Civil Construction Safety Tips

7 August 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Building infrastructure requires a lot of civil works. More often than not, engineers will prepare site maps and blueprints describing the amount of work needed. Unknown to most people, civil works expose the engineers, contractors, and workers at the site to a variety of risks. Read this excerpt to learn some safety tips to observe when conducting civil construction. Site Inspection Engineers should inspect the site to identify any hazards that might compromise civil works. Read More …

What Office Cleaning Mistakes Are You Making?

14 July 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you own a commercial building, then you know the challenges of keeping your office clean. Sometimes dust can build up in areas that you cannot reach easily. Thus, it is easy to take office cleaning for granted without realising it. It is important to educate all your workers on the right cleaning procedures to follow. Keep in mind that the cleanliness in your office affects your brand. Here are some office cleaning mistakes you might make without realising it. Read More …