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.


Diverse Duties That a Structural Engineer Is Responsible for During Residential Construction

23 April 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are gearing up to embark on a new home build, you probably are surprised at the number of professionals that are crucial to the success of your project. While some people are familiar with the need for an architect, construction contractor and so on, not many are aware of the fact that a structural engineer will be invaluable to their team. Certainly, the decision to hire the various professionals needed for your residential construction project is conclusively in your hands. Read More …

Add a Wow Factor to Your Home With These Exterior Wall Painting Tips

11 March 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Are you mulling over repainting the exterior walls of your house? Your home's exterior surfaces are the first thing people will see when they enter the property. Keeping them beautiful helps you make a positive first impression on friends and visitors. Over time, the paint coating on your home's exterior walls will wear off due to daily exposure to destructive weather elements, such as UV radiation from sunlight, rain, snow, ice, and high humidity. Read More …

Have you considered the value of project monitoring?

26 January 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Few building projects can be completed by an individual or even by a single team. Most projects rely on a large number of skilled professionals coming together, with each team having a separate but vital part to play in the successful completion of the project. This is especially true when it comes to large infrastructure or civil works where only effective project monitoring can ensure that every team completes their work to the expected specifications and can ensure everyone comes together to finish the project properly. Read More …

A Guide On Home Rennovations

10 December 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Renovating your home is a viable and cheaper alternative compared to selling the property. Most people have a difficult time deciding how to renovate their homes. It is especially so since most homeowners will want the renovation to increase the value of the property. Below are some improvements to consider as you conduct your next home renovation.  Home Extensions Home extensions are your best bet when you need to increase the square footage of your home. Read More …

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 …