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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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Unclogging a Toilet When You’re a Renter

18 June 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you're a renter and the toilet is clogged up, you may be wondering what you should do. You need to be careful not to damage your landlord's toilet or plumbing, but you also want to try to avoid an expensive bill. Here are some ideas to try: 1. Grab the Plunger A lot of toilet clogs can be removed quickly and easily with plunging. Essentially, the plunger forces air into the pipes, and that forces most clogs down the system. Read More …

Improving Digital Infrastructure: Four Reasons to Add Fibre Optic Cables to Your Community

16 June 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are a community planner, a member of a municipal council or anyone else involved in the infrastructure of a small town or neighbourhood, you may want to consider adding fibre cables to your infrastructure. Wondering about the advantages of these cables? Take a look. 1. Faster, More Powerful Internet to Attract New Community Members Fibre optic cables tend to be one of the fastest Internet cable. If you want to attract new people to your community, you need jobs and industry, but in lieu of that, you need fast Internet and telecom options so you can attract freelancers. Read More …

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 …