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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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Why sustainable timber is a top choice for use in home construction

30 April 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

There is a good reason why timber has been used for many years to construct homes and buildings. Contrary to the perception that many people have about timber, it is actually an environmentally friendly and renewable construction material. The perception is that the use of timber is rapidly depleting the forest supply and negatively impacting the environment. This would be true if the timber was not being harvested from sustainable forests. Read More …

How to Choose the Right Shed for Your Backyard

2 April 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you don't have a garage on your property, or want to protect your car from the risk of damage caused by lawn care equipment and tools, you might consider adding a shed to your backyard. A shed can also double as a workspace for your hobbies, and might be used to care for delicate flowers or seedlings before they're ready to be planted. Since you might have more options for backyard sheds than you realize, note a few tips on how to choose the best one for your needs and your yard in particular. Read More …

How to plan your perfect marina construction

5 March 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If your property is on the coast then you have probably considered some marine building works, perhaps a breakwater or a sea wall to protect the coastal environment. If you own a yacht or two then perhaps you have thought about building a private marina on your property. You might even be considering the advantages of erecting a luxury commercial marina with docks, piers, refreshment rooms and similar amenities on the site as a way of generating some additional income from your property. Read More …

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 …