Colin's Construction Blog: Building a House

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Colin's Construction Blog: Building a House

Hi, there! My name is Colin. Last year, I finally completed some construction work on my home. For many years, I had been meaning to do lots of jobs around the place. I wanted to install a new bathroom downstairs. However, I had no idea how to do this so I avoided everything. My wife continued to complain about the lack of progress so I eventually contacted a team of contractors. A plumber, an electrician and a construction team visited my home and completed the work. As they did so, they taught me an awful lot about the best way to complete the job. I hope you find my blog useful.

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Have you thought about fitting oak flooring in your home?

9 October 2019
 Categories: , Blog

Are you dreaming of the benefits that a new oak floor could bring to your home? If you look at the floor of your home and think that your carpet is starting to show signs of wear after only a few years, then a solid wood floor becomes increasingly appealing. The traditional appearance of a wooden floor adds a special ambiance to any room and is a great way to rejuvenate a tired-looking room. Read More …

A Guide to Top Quality Fencing Timber

24 September 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you want to build a timber fence and are looking into getting top quality timber fencing timber, you need to know a few important things. Before visiting a timber store or company, you need to ask the following question: What hazard is the timber going to be exposed to? Hazards could include weather conditions, pests, insects, fungus, etc. Timber is naturally classified based on a hazard and durability basis. What does this mean? Read More …

Tips on How to Get the Most Out of Your Residential Land Development

18 August 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Are you looking to boost the value of your vacant residential land before putting it up for sale? There are many different things you can do to achieve your goal, but developing the land is the ultimate answer. If done correctly, land development will not only increase the value of your land but also ensure it sells fast.  Here's a look at some important tips you can use to get the most out of your land development. Read More …

3 Key Factors to Consider When Designing a Wastewater Treatment Plant

24 July 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly declared access to drinking water a human right. It was prompted by the fact that about 2 billion people rely on underground aquifers and rivers, most of which are rapidly diminishing. In light of this, municipalities are turning to wastewater treatment as a way to make the vital resource available to people. However, for a wastewater treatment plant to perform as desired, several considerations have to be factored in the design process, as highlighted in this write-up. Read More …

Top 4 Things To Do To Ensure Domestic Scaffolding Safety

9 July 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

From new constructions to painting jobs and window and gutter replacements, certain projects require the stability that scaffolding affords. Because safety will always be a primary concern with elevated work platforms, here are a few safety tips to keep in mind when hiring and using domestic scaffolding. 1. Check Your Load There are lightweight domestic scaffolding options to choose from, as well as the more sturdy assemblies. There is a limit to the capacity or weight that each assembly can safely support. Read More …