2019

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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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Tips on How to Get the Most Out of Your Residential Land Development

18 August 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Are you looking to boost the value of your vacant residential land before putting it up for sale? There are many different things you can do to achieve your goal, but developing the land is the ultimate answer. If done correctly, land development will not only increase the value of your land but also ensure it sells fast.  Here's a look at some important tips you can use to get the most out of your land development. Read More …

3 Key Factors to Consider When Designing a Wastewater Treatment Plant

24 July 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly declared access to drinking water a human right. It was prompted by the fact that about 2 billion people rely on underground aquifers and rivers, most of which are rapidly diminishing. In light of this, municipalities are turning to wastewater treatment as a way to make the vital resource available to people. However, for a wastewater treatment plant to perform as desired, several considerations have to be factored in the design process, as highlighted in this write-up. Read More …

Top 4 Things To Do To Ensure Domestic Scaffolding Safety

9 July 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

From new constructions to painting jobs and window and gutter replacements, certain projects require the stability that scaffolding affords. Because safety will always be a primary concern with elevated work platforms, here are a few safety tips to keep in mind when hiring and using domestic scaffolding. 1. Check Your Load There are lightweight domestic scaffolding options to choose from, as well as the more sturdy assemblies. There is a limit to the capacity or weight that each assembly can safely support. Read More …

Why Engineered Wood Floors Could Be the Perfect Choice for Your Renovation

20 June 2019
 Categories: , Blog

If you're getting ready to begin a major renovation at home, you may be planning to replace all the flooring in your living area, and maybe you are looking for something a little more attractive than tile. You may be drawn towards hardwood but understand that it has certain limitations, especially when it comes to foot traffic durability. Could you achieve the same effect by using a solution that is similar to hardwood but more durable? Read More …

Bathroom Waterproofing Steps During a Renovation

23 May 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Bathroom renovations bring ideas of new bathtubs, showers and sinks to mind. You may even think about retiling your floor or adding new mirrors and fixtures to the room. One of the steps that is often overlooked is the bathroom waterproofing. If you aren't sure how to waterproof the bathroom or what areas need waterproofing, then here are a few steps to consider. These steps will help ensure your bathroom is waterproofed and ready for you to start using it. Read More …