Granny Flats and Other Useful Ideas for Expansion

Put A Lid On It: Choosing Moisture Resistant Materials For Your Shower Ceiling

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Damp, mould and mildew are the eternal nemeses of any bathroom, and no part of your bathroom is more vulnerable to the deleterious effects of excessive moisture than your shower ceiling. Showers produce large amounts of airborne moisture which can quickly leave an unsuitable shower ceiling damp and mouldy—to make matters worse, shower stalls, shower curtains and splash guards all act as barriers to contain this moisture and reduce air circulation. Read More»

Reducing stress when building a house

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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»

What to Consider Before You Rent a Bobcat for Home Use

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Renting a bobcat can mean being able to manage your own excavation for a new well, underground water tank, septic tank, and the like. Many places rent bobcats; you may even be able to get one from a local hardware or home improvement store. They’re also somewhat easy to use and easy to manage, even if you’ve never had training for such equipment before. However, consider a few things before you rent a bobcat, so you know you’re making the right choice and will know how to handle it properly. Read More»

House Demolition: Simple Tips on Mitigating Potential Liability

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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»

4 Tips for Landscaping Your Commercial Property

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If you have commercial property, it is important that you present the property in an attractive way. This begins with how you landscape it. Here are some tips for landscaping your commercial property. Plant Low-Maintenance Lawn One thing to keep in mind is that not only do you want an attractive and appealing landscaping design, but you also want something that is low-maintenance. Even if you have a professional landscaper to maintain the lawn and plants, you don’t want to deal with constant watering, fertilizing, and taking care of dead spots. Read More»