How to Determine If Your Home Needs a Ventilation System

Construction & Contractors Blog

Every home needs proper ventilation to allow for the escape of trapped humidity and for healthy air circulation. It's especially important that your home have good ventilation when you live in a very warm or very humid environment, as heat and humidity are then more likely to get trapped in your home, increasing your use of your home's air conditioning. However, you may not realize that your home could use more ventilation if you're simply accustomed to heat and humidity or overlook the signs of trapped humidity in the home.

19 December 2016

Blunders That Will Delay Completion of Your Home Renovation Project

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If you embark on a house remodeling project without proper planning, you may encounter unexpected delays. If you want to ensure the renovation job goes smoothly and is completed in good time, you will need to think about potential causes of project snags and how they can be avoided. Here is a look at some things that will lead to home renovation delays if they are not thought through prior to the beginning of the project.

21 November 2016

Maintenance: How Timber Rafters And Timber Trusses Compare

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Rafters and trusses are the two main timber roofing options available all around. These two options have been pitted against each other and have been compared on different aspects such as design, installation, and more. However, one aspect regarding the two roofing options that remains largely unexplored is maintenance. As you can imagine, roofing maintenance is to be expected at one point down the line. Below, see how the two options compare on this.

9 November 2016

A General Summary of the Subdivision Approval Process

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Land surveyors are the undisputed experts when it comes to handling subdivision projects. If you want to subdivide your land, they will be happy to assist you. If you would like to gain an understanding of what the subdivision process entails before hiring a surveyor, here is a general summary for your benefit. Pre-application The first step in the subdivision process is to prepare plans indicating how you intend to divide your property.

8 November 2016

Three Things You Can Do To Maintain Morale Amongst Manual Labourers

Construction & Contractors Blog

Manufacturing and construction is heavy, challenging work. It often requires long hours and very early starts, it can be highly physically demanding, it gets much harder in the summer under the heat of the sun and there's a higher risk of accidents and injuries than in many other fields. Despite that, morale on building sites is often very high: a highly-regarded Best Industry Ranking report collated in 2015 found construction workers to be the happiest employees.

29 July 2016

Four Things to Consider Before Doing Swimming Pool Excavation in Your Backyard

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The average Australian probably has an extremely busy daily schedule, leaving them with only a few hours for enjoyment. For a healthy and active lifestyle, a backyard swimming pool can be an invaluable water feature to a family. An in-ground pool can raise the market value of a home, especially if you live in a predominately warm climate. The pool can also improve the landscape of your home by offering a feature which generates an aesthetically appealing view from different angles.

20 July 2016

Options Available When Selecting Doors for Your New Home Build

Construction & Contractors Blog

Constructing a new home requires a lot of planning. You need to make numerous decisions when consulting with your new home builders ranging from what materials to use to which tweaks you would like on the design plans. Some homeowners tend to overlook the types of doors that they will have in their home. Although conventional hinged doors are a tried and tested option, they tend to be quite bland. If you would like to add a touch of uniqueness to your home, you should consider different doors for the different areas of your new home.

13 July 2016