2019

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.

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Warm Fridge? How to Troubleshoot Compressor Issues

26 September 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Most people take their refrigerator for granted, and they expect to open its door and retrieve a nice, cold beer whenever they need one. The fridge is, nevertheless, quite a complicated engineering marvel, and it relies on a set process in order to do its job. If your beer is not as cold as you would like or other food items are going off before their time, then something is definitely amiss, and you will need to get to the bottom of it. Read More …

Types Of Safety Glazing Within Glass Balustrades

4 September 2019
 Categories: , Blog

Glass balustrades impart a beautiful, sleek aesthetic whether installed inside or outside. Regulations dictate the type of glass that you can use. You can feel safe and secure knowing that regulations govern the allowable glazing varieties. Read on to find out more. Infill Or Structural Glass Which glass type is appropriate for your balustrade depends on several things, including the framing, the height from the ground and how many people will be relying on the barrier. Read More …

3 Financial Reasons to Build a Single Storey House

16 August 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you're at the stage where you can build your dream home, you may be stuck between choosing whether to build a single- or double-storey house. While both options have advantages, you may find that building one storey is more financially attractive, both in the short and long-term. Why? 1. Save Money on the Build Double-storey homes typically cost more to build than single-storey ones. After all, you have to create two floors in these houses; a one-storey build only has one level. Read More …

Benefits Of Metal Roofing For Your New Home

15 July 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The roof is one of the most important parts of any structure, helping to maintain comfortable temperatures inside and adding to its aesthetics. So you need to consider the best material for your climate and landscape when planning your new home. Metal roofs are one popular option; here are some advantages.  Durability And Resilience The main job of a roof is to protect your home from the elements, so its durability and resilience are key. Read More …

Why Hire a Master Painter With Enviropainter Training?

26 June 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Hiring a master painter gives you certain guarantees. Painters who are part of this network commit to meeting a range of ethical standards; they are experienced, they are qualified and they follow professional practices. Some master painters also take on specialist training that you may find useful. For example, some have taken the association's Enviropainter course. What does this training involve and what are its benefits to you? What Is Enviropainter Training? Read More …