Advice for Home Extensions, Additions and Adaptations

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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.


Industrial Construction: Why You Should Opt for a Contractor That Can Meet All Staffing Requirements In-House

19 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Industrial construction projects are typically large construction jobs that require highly specialised contractors to execute properly. These projects require workers with high levels of training, skill and experience because they have specific requirements that need to be adequately met. In most cases, depending on the type of nature of the industrial construction project, many different trades will be required to ensure that the demands of the job are met.  Generally speaking, there are two ways to get the job done: to hire a specialised industrial construction company that can provide all of the required services in-house, or to hire a general contractor that will then subcontract the various jobs to different trade specialties. Read More …

Why a Cement and Wood Sawdust Mixture Is a Good Building Material

18 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

In the past, houses were primarily built using wood, since it was one of the most readily available materials in the construction industry. While a good number of houses are still constructed using wood, engineers have progressively shifted their preference toward cement over the years. When used alone, these two materials have their advantages. However, it is possible to get the best of both worlds as you plan to build your new home. Read More …

The Importance Of Getting A Dilapidation Report For Your Property Before Nearby Building Work Begins

17 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Many homeowners groan at the mere sight of workmen showing up and scaffolding being erected at a property near their home, and it's true that nearby building, development and demolition works can cause problems with visual blocking and excessive noise. However, there also exists the possibility of more serious, physical damaging being done to your home -- with so much heavy machinery and earth-moving equipment operating nearby, even small building projects can cause inadvertent damage to nearby properties. Read More …

Two ways to ensure your renovation project goes as smoothly as possible

16 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Home renovations are rarely, if ever, simple and straightforward. However, there are steps which you can take to reduce the likelihood of things going awry during your renovation project. Read on to find out what these steps are: Take care of your construction materials If the construction materials for your renovation are damaged or stolen, both the length and the cost of the project will rise, as you will, of course, have to replace these items and wait at least a few days (if not weeks) for the new materials to arrive. Read More …

How to Ensure Impeccable Scratch Repair on Your Wood Laminate Floor

13 July 2017
 Categories: , Blog

Replacing your worn out floor with wood laminate flooring would not only add aesthetic value to your home, but it also guarantees you years of service. Wood laminate flooring is becoming a mainstay in the commercial and residential building's space. Despite the cost of installation being relatively high, this type of flooring is well worth the investment. However, since the laminate is made from sturdy plastic fixed on the surface of the wood, it could withstand daily wear and tear. Read More …