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.


Bathroom Remodels: Are Linear Shower Drains Worth the Hype?

3 December 2019
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Are you tired of the unsightly point drain that sticks out of your shower floor like a sore thumb? Or are you tired of dealing with clogs because your shower drain has no mechanism to prevent them? If so, you may be considering installing linear shower drains during your next bathroom remodelling project. Over the past few years, linear shower drains have been presented as modern, sophisticated alternatives to the traditional point drains. Read More …

Your Ultimate Guide to Land Survey Costs

29 October 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Land surveying is important for a range of reasons. Whether you're buying a new home or land, fencing your property or wanting to prove to your mortgage lenders that the property you want them to finance is compliant with the zoning laws, a land survey will give you certified evidence of the legal boundaries of that property. However, depending on the size of the property or the type of survey required, land surveying can be quite costly. Read More …

5 Ways a Leaky Roof May Harm Your Health

17 October 2019
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Has your roof begun to leak recently? If so, you are probably worried about how that might affect your health. Although roof repairs aren't cheap, if you put off repairing your leaky roof you may end up paying a lot more in medical bills than you would have in roof repair bills. A leaky roof can affect your health in several ways. 1. Water Damage Causes Fires Are you sure that all of your wiring is insulated properly? Read More …

Warm Fridge? How to Troubleshoot Compressor Issues

26 September 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Most people take their refrigerator for granted, and they expect to open its door and retrieve a nice, cold beer whenever they need one. The fridge is, nevertheless, quite a complicated engineering marvel, and it relies on a set process in order to do its job. If your beer is not as cold as you would like or other food items are going off before their time, then something is definitely amiss, and you will need to get to the bottom of it. Read More …

Types Of Safety Glazing Within Glass Balustrades

4 September 2019
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Glass balustrades impart a beautiful, sleek aesthetic whether installed inside or outside. Regulations dictate the type of glass that you can use. You can feel safe and secure knowing that regulations govern the allowable glazing varieties. Read on to find out more. Infill Or Structural Glass Which glass type is appropriate for your balustrade depends on several things, including the framing, the height from the ground and how many people will be relying on the barrier. Read More …