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.


7 Interesting Things You Can Do With Timber Trusses

2 July 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Exposed timber trusses add a beautiful look to any home or commercial space, and there are all kinds of designs, including scissor, hip cathedral, gable and bow barrel. In addition to choosing from one of these designs, you may want to make your exposed timber trusses interesting. Take a look at these ideas. 1. Nautical Inspired Design Consider creating a nautical theme in your space by putting up timber trusses that look like the inside of a boat's hull. Read More …

Why End-of-Lease Cleaning Is Not a DIY Job

9 April 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you live in a rental unit, whether that's an apartment or a house, you may need to thoroughly clean the unit when your lease is up so that you don't risk losing a cleaning deposit. It's easy to think that this type of work is a DIY job, but you might note why it's often best to have a professional cleaner or a cleaning company manage this task for you and why hiring someone who specializes in end-of-lease cleaning can even save you money in the long run! Read More …

Is Your Garage Door Opening By Itself?

23 March 2018
 Categories: , Blog

If your garage has a connecting door to the main house, it can be scary to imagine the door opening by itself. When this happens during the night or when nobody is around, the garage door can expose your house to risk. For this reason, it may be worth inspecting your door regularly to ensure that it does not have this problem. However, if it does, you can quickly identify the cause, get it fixed immediately and improve the security of your home. Read More …

Finding the best shed for your farm

23 February 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Your farm just wouldn't be a farm without its sheds. From machinery sheds to barns and storage sheds, your sheds provide a place to work, to shelter animals and store your valuable assets. If you're in the market for a new farm shed you'll want as much functionality as possible while remaining on budget and, with a wide range of sheds on the market, you're sure to find just the thing. Read More …

Five Situations Where Fixed Docks Work Well for Marinas

8 January 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When you are hiring someone to do marina construction, you have to decide between floating and fixed docks. There are numerous advantages to floating docks. Namely, they are versatile, move with the water, and come in easy-to-extend modular designs. However, in spite of these advantages, there are still situations where you may want to choose stationary docks. In particular, you may want to opt for a fixed dock in the following situations. Read More …