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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.

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Things to Look Out for When Purchasing a Swimming Pool Pump

17 July 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you have invested in a swimming pool, then you need to invest in a pool pump as well. It is crucial to understand the importance and functionality of a pool pump in a swimming pool. Most people are aware that they need a pump for their pool but do not know exactly why. A pool pump circulates water within a swimming pool. It brings water from the main drain and skimmer, passes it through the filters and finally gets it back to the pool through the main returns. Read More …

How to Make Your Restaurant a Quieter Place

27 June 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are a restaurant owner, nothing can be more satisfying than the sound of happy patrons enjoying your food and drink with their friends and colleagues. It's a sign that your facility is doing particularly well and business is booming, so what's not to like? Well, this is not necessarily a good thing if the level of noise is very high. You may open yourself up to claims for compensation in the worst-case scenario if your workers feel they are badly affected. Read More …

Timber Trusses: Designing and Installing Durable Structures

30 May 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Timber trusses are the standard choice for the construction of residential buildings. This material is favoured over metal because it has multiple advantages, including that it provides a stable and durable framework. For instance, timber provides flexibility in design, which cannot be achieved with rigid metals like steel. Wood is also an economical choice since it is lighter and easier to install. In addition, there are some thermal advantages of using timber over alternative materials. Read More …

5 Reasons to Consider Timber Roof Trusses for Your Residential Home

17 May 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Roof trusses are the structures that support the weight of the roof and the walls of the building. Trusses prevent walls from bending/falling inwards or outwards by holding them in position. Therefore, it's very crucial for all buildings, especially multi-storey ones, to have a firm and strong roof trusses for extra support and stability. A truss is formed by arranging rafters in a triangular shape, or any preferred manner. The rafters can be of any material, including timber, steel and other metal alloys. Read More …

Drain Cleaning vs Drain Unblocking: Why Both Services Are Important

28 April 2019
 Categories: , Blog

Drains are the unsung heroes of your home. They remove waste water, dirt and other debris from your plumbing fixtures, moving these items into nearby sewers. However, your drains will need a helping hand from time to time. They need to be cleaned regularly and unblocked in case too much debris accumulates. Drain cleaning and unblocking are two separate services that your plumber may provide. You can think of drain cleaning as a preventative measure for your drains. Read More …