2018

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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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Torn Between Precast Concrete and Tilt-up Concrete?

12 December 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Concrete can be utilised for walls, floors and even roofs. It offers many advantages for both commercial and residential construction. The two standard methods of concrete productions for construction are precast (concrete that is poured off-site and then transported to the site) and tilt-up (concrete that is poured on site). If you are in a dilemma between which of the two to utilise for your construction project, note a few essential things concerning each. Read More …

2 tips for those who are planning to hire portaloos for their construction project

15 October 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are planning to have a portaloo hire business deliver some portaloos to your building site during your next construction project, here are some tips that you might find useful. 1. Choose the right location on the building site for the portaloos It is important not to randomly choose a location on the building site for your rented portaloos, but to pick a spot which is both convenient and safe. Read More …

How to Secure Your Boat for Transport

27 September 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you're moving to the other side of the country, then you may have decided to hire a marine transport contractor to move your boat. While getting a specialist to do this job means that you don't have to worry about transporting the boat, you do need to put some work in before your boat is picked up and loaded on to its trailer. What do you need to do to make your boat safe? Read More …

3 Top Land Surveying Facts for Prospective Land Buyers

2 August 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

It is not always black and white when it comes to property boundaries. Change in land ownership over time and the laying of public utility lines may alter land boundaries thereby making physical measurements different from what is on paper. Therefore, land surveying services are a vital part of buying property. Here are some lands surveying insights for prospective land buyers. Establishing Property Boundaries -- It is a legal requirement to survey a property before any construction work can commence, even if you do not intend to start any construction immediately. Read More …

5 Advantages of Choosing Bricks for Your New Garden Retaining Wall

26 June 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Even the most humble garden can be turned into a lush paradise of greenery with judicious use of landscaping, but trying to landscape and maintain a garden with significant slopes and changes in elevation can be challenging. Installing a retaining wall to create tier levels of flat earth can be a great way to make your garden easier to handle, providing large areas of level ground for lawns, flowerbeds, patios and decks. Read More …