Granny Flats and Other Useful Ideas for Expansion

« Back to Home

CONSTRUCTION--CONTRACTORS

Basic Plumbing Supplies Every Homeowner Should Have

Posted on

There is nothing worse than dealing with a plumbing emergency but having to wait for your emergency plumber to make their way to your residence. Unfortunately, plumbing systems are quite intricate and they tend to succumb to wear and tear over time. As such, it is not unusual to find yourself needing to repair a component relating to your plumbing at one time or another. To make these situations less stressful, it would be best to have some basic plumbing supplies in your home. Read More»

How to Prevent Gearbox Problems as You Change Lubricants

Posted on

Heavy machinery gearboxes carry heavy loads and work for long hours. This can predispose them to developing problems if the process of changing lubricants isn’t well managed. This article discusses some useful tips that will help you to preserve the condition of the heavy machinery gearbox as you change the lubricant. Avoid Solvent Flushing Compounds Some people use gearbox-flushing compounds to remove any trace of the degraded lubricant that they are replacing. Read More»

Reducing stress when building a house

Posted on

Building a new house can be a stressful event, as there is so much riding on the outcome. You want to get into the new house as quickly as possible to limit the time and expense of living somewhere else, but you still want the house to turn out perfectly. Here are some things you can do help make this time a little less stressful.  Schedule some time with the building supervisor Read More»

House Demolition: Simple Tips on Mitigating Potential Liability

Posted on

Demolition is a critical process if you are planning on building a new house in place of your old one. You can also perform partial destruction during major renovations. There are different demolition methods that you can select for your project. The common options are mechanical demolition and deconstruction. Basically, the former involves using heavy machinery like crane and wrecking ball, bulldozers and pusher arm equipment for the destruction process. On the other hand, deconstruction involves systematic disassembly of the structure using handheld tools. Read More»

Why It's Best to Call an Electrical Contractor for All Residential Electrical Jobs

Posted on

As a homeowner, you may be eager to tackle as many home repair and updating jobs as you can on your own, so you can save money and avoid the hassle of calling around to different contractors. While you may be able to hang drywall or put down floor tile by yourself, there are some very good reasons to always call an electrical contractor when the work involves wiring of any sort. Read More»

Soil Testing To Establish Soil Reactivity

Posted on

If you are embarking on a new build, it is prudent to have soil testing done on your land before the foundation is laid out. Although typically most areas are viable for construction, you need to know beforehand if you are dealing with reactive or non-reactive soil. Soil reactivity may sound like a scary term, but it is actually a common condition that occurs in various grades. The lower your soil reactivity, the better the conditions for your new construction. Read More»

Three Interesting Furniture Items To Make From Wooden Pallets

Posted on

Wooden pallets have become a trendy source of do-it-yourself furniture. Not only do pallets give the home handyman a free source of wood, but the timber is also usually in good condition. Before embarking on a pallet do-it-yourself furniture project, make sure that the pallet timber is free from discolouration or stains. These signs could mean that the pallet has been contaminated with a chemical, so please don’t risk your health; discard of the pallet and find a clean one to use. Read More»

Using a Portable Toilet Cleanly and Quickly: The Ultimate Guide for Women

Posted on

Portable toilets are a fact of life if you happen to enjoy going to outdoor festivals and cultural events. The portable toilet hire company do their best with regards to keeping each cubicle clean, but they can only do so much. It’s arguably women who suffer more when a portable toilet is not clean since you will need to use the seat. There are a number of things you can do to ensure that you can use a portable toilet without having to worry about the mess that other thoughtless patrons might have left behind. Read More»

Getting Familiar with House Underpinning

Posted on

Underpinning refers to a construction technique that is implemented in the repair or restoration of your home’s foundation. Although foundation problems tend to develop over time even in the most sturdy of homes, not many people know what this process is or even if they require it or not! Before underpinning can take place, a construction contractor would have to inspect your foundation. This enables them to diagnose the case of damage to your foundation and then establish what course of action would be best. Read More»

Materials to Consider When Contemplating a Verandah

Posted on

One of the best things about Australian weather is your ability to create an outdoor living space that you can enjoy all year round. Although decks are a popular choice for this, another type of outdoor living space is a verandah. Depending on how spacious you design it, it could be a space to enjoy some quiet time soaking up the sun, or throw a snag on the barbie and host some friends. Read More»