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.


Reasons to Get a Land Survey for Your Residential Property

17 December 2018
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A land surveyor's main job is to mark off boundaries of a property, and this type of service can be needed if you have a dispute with your neighbour about where a fence or other such structure might be erected. However, there are many other jobs done by land surveyors and other reasons to hire such professionals, even for private residential property. Note a few of those reasons here so you can determine if and when you need such a professional and how they can help you. Read More …

Things to Keep in Mind When Hiring a Skip Bin

19 October 2018
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If you are contemplating hiring a skip, you need to keep in mind that it is not simply about having the receptacle delivered onto your property. There are several things you should keep in mind to ensure not only that you are making the best use of the skip bin hire, but also that it is not a safety hazard too. Here's a highlight of some of the important considerations that you need to know about. Read More …

Essential Elements for Contemporary Home Design

1 October 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Designing your custom home should be an exciting experience. However, if you do not know where to start, you can quickly become overwhelmed with the different features to incorporate into your modern home. As a result, you not only inflate your budget but can also end up with a house that completely veers off the vision you had intended for it.  Fortunately, knowing what inclusions are pertinent to you, and which ones to overlook, goes a long way in customising your dream home! Read More …

Two tips for those who are planning to build custom-made homes

8 August 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are planning to have a custom home built for you and your family, you might want to keep the following tips in mind. Be prepared to be very involved in the process One of the most exciting parts of having a custom home built is that you get to choose exactly what you want the building to look like, down to the very last, tiny detail. However, this also means that you will be very involved in the construction process and will have to make far more decisions than you would if you were to purchase and renovate a pre-existing property. Read More …

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 …