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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.


Making An Entrance: Things To Consider When Purchasing A Custom Timber Front Door

13 June 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Your front door provides the first impression of your home to any new visitor, so it stands to reason that many homeowners invest in beautiful and distinctive custom timber doors for their homes. When created by reputable residential carpenters, a custom wooden front door can also provide equivalent or superior durability and security when compared to ordinary, 'off-the-shelf' exterior doors. However, having a custom front door created isn't just a case of handing over a poorly-sketched design to the carpenters and leaving them to it—if you want to ensure that your finished door is everything you hoped for, you will have to make a number of key decisions. Read More …

A Few Tips for Choosing a Kitchen Splashback

8 June 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

A kitchen splashback is very important, as it protects the walls behind a stovetop from water damage, food stains, and even the potential for fire. A splashback behind the kitchen sink also protects the walls from water damage and the risk of resultant mould growth. When you're ready to shop for a splashback for your home, note a few tips for choosing the right material and style: Add contrast The splashback is the material between the benchtops and the cabinets in the kitchen, so consider how you can add some contrast between them, rather than trying to match and coordinate these materials. Read More …

Advantages of Labour Hire To Your Large-Scale Construction Project

6 June 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

One of the primary elements of construction is having adequate labour to carry out the project. However, this dependence on skilled workers can be quite frustrating to some project managers, as there are problems such as labourers taking sick days, layoffs and more. As a result, the timeline of your construction project can be stretched significantly, making you miss your completion deadline. Luckily, you can avoid this by investing in professional labour hire. Read More …

Fitting an Air Conditioning Unit in Your Dog’s Unit

30 May 2017
 Categories: , Blog

They say that dogs are man's best friend. It's no wonder then that you can find them in so many households across the world. Their companionship is unmatched, and the least you can do for them is to provide them with a nice doghouse away from people's interference. In this way, your dog can enjoy some quiet time alone and get adequate rest. Given the playful nature of your best friend, one thing he or she really needs in their house is an air conditioning unit to help them cool off after a long period of running and jumping around. Read More …

5 Reasons a White Bathroom Still Makes Sense

30 May 2017
 Categories: , Blog

There's always some temptation to go for a kooky, out-of-the-ordinary bathroom when you're thinking about a renovation, but there's more than one reason why going with the traditional white bathroom is a good idea. Of course, you don't need to keep things white from floor to ceiling, but going for white for your sink, toilet, bath and walls might be a good idea. Here are just five reasons why. 1. Open Atmosphere Read More …