About Me
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.


What to expect in your building inspection report

12 September 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Before committing yourself to buying a house, you will naturally want to be reassured of its quality. Do not just rely on word of mouth from the seller. Be more inquisitive and undertake an observational tour around and within the property. Nonetheless, this gives a superficial impression. It is only by engaging professional building inspection services that a deeper and truer assessment is obtained. The report must satisfy you with detailed and accurate information which you can use when making deliberations touching on repair and maintenance of your property. Read More …

4 Interesting Reasons You Should Consider Hiring Portable Toilets

23 August 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Did you know that you can hire a portable toilet for very many reasons? While portable toilets are most often used at construction sites, you can actually rent a toilet for your own home when you're hosting a large party, so that you don't have people waltzing in and out of your private space at will. Realtors have also been known to hire portable toilets during open-houses when the homes' utilities have been turned off (meaning that internal toilets cannot be used). Read More …

Make Your Patio All-Weather and Enjoy It Every Day

22 August 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Having a patio lets you enjoy your garden in a bit more comfort and style than simply putting a few chairs on the lawn. It also protects the ground by keeping furniture and footfall to a hard surface, away from plants and grass. For many people, the patio is something that only gets used when the weather is nice. It's understandable, of course — nobody wants to sit outside burning up, freezing or getting soaked while pretending to have a nice time. Read More …

Why You Should Use More Than One Waterproofing Method

22 August 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

It is normally advisable for you to combine more than one waterproofing method when you are constructing a building whose basement will be used for a variety of applications, such as a car park or offices. This article discusses some of the key reasons why combining waterproofing methods is advisable. 100% Performance Isn't Easy to Attain Basements can be waterproofed in several ways. For instance, a barrier can be installed inside or outside the structure in order to keep moisture away. Read More …

Two tips for building a durable deck

21 August 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

A deck is a fantastic addition to any property; in addition to providing a comfortable space in which to dine or relax outdoors, it can also potentially increase the overall value of your home. Here are two ways to ensure that your new deck stays in excellent condition for years to come. Choose the right decking timber No matter how skilled your chosen contractor is and how carefully they install the deck, the completed structure will not remain standing for very long if the wood you purchase from your decking timber supplier is not appropriate for the climate in which the deck is to be built. Read More …