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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.


Answering Your Questions About Glass Splashbacks

10 July 2017
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Glass splashbacks are a great choice for your kitchen, as the glass opens up the space and makes it seem bright and clean, and also coordinates with any type of decor, from traditional to ultra-modern and everything in between. If you're thinking of glass splashbacks for your kitchen, note a few questions you might have about this material and then discuss this choice with an installer as needed. Can the glass be as large as I want? Read More …

4 Useful Things You Need to Support the Functioning of Your Waste Water System

10 July 2017
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A residential waste water treatment system is basically like a miniature waste water treatment plant that you install at your home. It performs the same function as a septic tank, but it features different internal mechanisms. In particular, it has electrical components (which septic tanks don't have). For people living in remote areas or who don't want to be connected to a municipal sewer system, a home waste water system can be ideal. Read More …

Things You Must Do When Refurbishing a Used Wooden Crate

6 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Wooden crates have been around for quite a long time. You can use them for transporting things such as farm produce and stationery. They are also handy in the construction industry for transporting and storing materials. Crates used for these purposes are prone to being banged up, accumulating dust and dirt, staining and splintering. Regular use can thus wear them put and render them useless in a matter of days or months. Read More …

Two factors to consider when building a pool on your property

4 July 2017
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If you and your family love to swim on a regular basis, it might be worth adding a pool to your property. Here are two important factors which need to be taken into consideration before the construction process begins: Placement It's important to think carefully about the placement of your new pool. If you have young children who require supervision when swimming (or if you're planning to have children in the future), you should keep their safety in mind when deciding where on your property you should build your pool. Read More …

Three Key Areas Of Building A Home On A Small Block That Make A Building Designer Essential

30 June 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When you're building your dream home, using the services of a professional building designer is a highly recommended idea. If your home is being built on a small block, then a building designer should be considered essential. Building on small blocks presents a unique set of challenges that relate to the limited amount of space you have available. Here are three key areas a building designer will address when helping you plan your dream home on a small block. Read More …