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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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Choosing Metal Roofs: Steel Vs Aluminium

30 May 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Metal roofs are revered by many homeowners because of the myriad of benefits they offer them. Longevity, energy efficiency, and versatility in terms of the designs and styles available are just a few of these benefits. However, you still need to choose among the many types of metals from which these roofs are made. Steel and aluminium are oftentimes the most common types of metal roofs you will find. Making a choice between these two can be a challenge, especially for first-time buyers. Read More …

3 Main Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Electrical Contractor

30 May 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Electrical work in a commercial setting is so different from domestic work. For this reason, you must target an experienced electrician with the required skills to complete the installation. A correctly installed electrical wiring system that is well functioning and safe for operation is essential for any commercial setting like a workplace, business enterprises, stores and warehouses. A highly qualified electrician should not only be useful in the establishment of functioning electrics at a commercial centre but should also be an essential resource to keep your business or any other commercial centre up and running in case of electrical faults. Read More …

How to Ensure Your Concrete Driveway Lasts

30 May 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Several measures can be taken to reduce the defects that can cause concrete driveways to age prematurely. This article discusses some of those helpful measures that you should take to prolong the life of your concrete driveway. Reduce Its Permeability The biggest factor that causes concrete driveways to degrade is moisture. It therefore follows that any measure that you can take to reduce the permeability of your driveway will extend its life. Read More …

Types of Concrete Pumps You Need to Know About

28 May 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

One of the most common ways to place concrete is using concrete pumps. Using these pumps is faster, more effective, economical, and in some projects, pouring concrete on a high-rise building, for instance, you may not have a choice but use concrete pumps. Nevertheless, getting the most out of concrete pumps in your construction project requires you to invest in the right type. If it is your first time hiring a concrete pump, knowing which one is the most ideal can be a problem. Read More …

Sink Materials You Could Consider For Your Kitchen

26 May 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When constructing or renovating your kitchen, you have to make decisions on an assortment of building supplies. One of the important considerations to bear in mind is what material you will use for your kitchen sink. Since there is a vast range of options to choose from, you may find it confusing as to what would provide you with the most benefits. Read on to determine how to discern which sink materials would be suitable for your individual kitchen needs. Read More …