Harry's Home Improvement Blog

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Harry's Home Improvement Blog

Hello, my name is Harry and this is my home improvement blog. Welcome! On this blog, I will be discussing many different home improvement and construction topics. I should explain that I am not a professional contractor. However, I have just come to the end of a home renovation project which took over 2 years to complete. During that time, I worked with dozens of different contractors in order to get my house into shape. I have spent hours working alongside plumbers, electricians, surveyors and roofing specialist. I learnt so much about their different trades that I decided to start this blog.


Elevate Your Interior: Exploring the Beauty and Benefits of Polished Concrete

24 May 2023
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When it comes to interior design, your flooring choice can make a significant impact on the overall aesthetics and ambience of a space. Polished concrete has emerged as a popular option, offering a sleek and contemporary look that enhances any interior. This article will delve into the benefits of utilising polished concrete in interior spaces, along with guidance on the process used by professional contractors to achieve stunning results. The Beauty of Polished Concrete Read More …

Scenarios That May Call For a Building Inspection Report

20 March 2023
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Various situations can call for a building inspection report for a house, whether you own it or someone else does. Here are several scenarios in which one of these reports is important. Buying a Property If you're buying a property, it's wise to arrange for a building inspection report before you go ahead. The report will uncover potential problems before you commit yourself. The consultant performing the inspection will walk through the property looking for mould, cracks and other signs of damage. Read More …

4 Occasions When You Should Use Ground-Penetrating Radar

30 November 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is a tool that uses electromagnetic waves to create images of the subsurface. It is commonly used in a variety of industries, including construction, mining, and archaeology. GPR can be used to detect buried utilities, map strata, and locate voids and cracks in concrete. This blog post discusses four occasions when you should use GPR. 1. When You Need to Locate Subsurface Utilities If you are planning a construction project, it is important to know the location of all underground utilities, such as water and sewer lines, before you start excavating. Read More …

A Holistic Piece for Understanding Concrete Grinding Solutions

5 October 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Today's concrete surfaces comprise different compositions of cement, stones, dry sand and water. Each recipe comes with a unique level of tensile strength, resistance to impact and durability. You will also notice varying textures and finishes depending on the dominant component among those mentioned earlier. Indeed, it helps to have a process that can give you a consistently smooth surface considering the unpredictable surface finishes that can result from the primary concrete ingredients. Read More …

Questions To Ask Your Lands Surveyor

28 July 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Many people underrate the services of land surveyors as they develop their land. Nevertheless, the professional can give valuable insights that can significantly influence the proposed development and help you avoid future problems that could be expensive to deal with. Below are several questions to ask your land surveyor as you develop a property.  Is it Possible to Subdivide the Land?  A subdivision might not top the list of your priorities if you do not intend to sell the property. Read More …