Construction Contractors

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.


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 …

Two tips for those who are performing major renovations on a dilapidated property

27 March 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you plan to carry out major renovation work on an old, dilapidated property, you may find the following tips to be quite helpful. Spend time drawing up the effluent disposal report If the property you will be working on features a septic system and neither the system itself nor the building has been maintained over the last few years, then it is quite likely that you will need to replace both the septic tank and the piping that connects it to the house. Read More …

Two things that can derail a house building project

28 February 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

It's important to be aware of the things that could potentially derail your house construction project. Read on to find out what these things are. Using money from your contingency fund for non-emergency expenses If you have put some of your construction money into a contingency fund, it is important not to allow yourself to dip into this fund for non-emergency expenses that crop up during the project. For example, if you decide that you prefer a type of floor tile that is much more expensive than the one you originally chose, you might be tempted to use money from the contingency fund to cover the cost of purchasing these pricier tiles. Read More …