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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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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 …

How Builders Hardware Can Enable Wheelchair Access

6 February 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When building a custom new home for yourself and your family, it can be a true thrill to examine the blueprints as you imagine the completed product. Delve further, and your builders will also have a list of all the individual items that will be required to deliver that final product, and this list is going to be rather extensive. Many of the items will be obvious, even to a layperson, and yet some of them might be largely unknown items given an industry specific term. Read More …

Three Reasons Why Steel Piles Are Better than Concrete

22 October 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The structural integrity of your entire home depends on the strength of the foundation. When the foundation is well installed, the whole home will be stable for many years. On the other hand, if there are problems in the installation of the foundation, signs like new cracks, doors and windows that will not open as they did before and walls that are separating from each other will start to affect your building. Read More …