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.


How to Know If Your Home Needs Foundation Repair

1 February 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The condition of your home's foundation is very important, as a poor-quality foundation or one that is in disrepair can mean structural damage to the home's framework, as well as water getting into the home's basement or crawlspace. This could lead to mould and mildew in the home and could also attract insects and pests of all sorts. Unfortunately, many homeowners don't know what to look for when it comes to a damaged foundation and may allow cracks and holes to get very large before they patch them or have the home underpinned. Read More …

Home Construction: Selecting the Right Timber Truss Design

5 January 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Choosing the right timber trusses for your residential roof is critical for the safety, longevity and appeal of your home. In simple terms, the framework installed to support the roofing material will determine the strength of the upper structure of your house. Also, the design of the trusses will have a direct impact on the appearance of the roofing and your building. Therefore, you should be cautious and keen when selecting the timber trusses. Read More …

Benefits of On-Site Gearbox Repairs for Warehouse Owners

4 December 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Owning and operating your own warehouse business means maintaining equipment such as forklifts and other heavy machinery. Each piece of machinery has a gearbox that can break down causing you downtime. This can be increased significantly if you have to send out the equipment to be fixed and wait for the repair. If this sounds like a situation you have been in in the past, then you may want to consider hiring a repair company that does on-site gearbox repairs. Read More …

6 Tips for Taking Care of Your Commercial Kerbs

29 October 2017
 Categories: , Blog

If you are getting commercial kerbing for your apartment building, store or other commercial building, you may be wondering how to take care of your kerbs. The best care regime starts before you even put in your kerbing. Here are some ideas to consider: 1. Choose a Quality Installer When choosing a company to put in your kerbing, look for a company that is experienced with commercial jobs in particular. They will know the building codes and any accessibility guidelines you need to keep in mind. Read More …

Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Metal Roof for Your Home

22 October 2017
 Categories: , Blog

A metal roof is a great investment for any home, as metal roofs usually last much longer than standard asphalt shingles, and may work better at insulating the home. In turn, the home will lose less heating and cooling throughout the year. If you're thinking of a metal roof for your home, note a few mistakes you want to avoid in its selection and installation, so you know you get the right roof and are happy with it over the lifetime of homeownership: Read More …