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.

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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 …

3 Refrigeration Retrofits That Can Improve Energy Efficiency

29 March 2019
 Categories: , Blog

For many food retail businesses, the cost of running refrigeration equipment makes up a significant part of the company's budget. Here are three features that you can retrofit onto your refrigeration system to make it more energy efficient and therefore reduce your running costs. 1. Glass Doors  If your business currently uses open coolers to display products, you can enjoy significant savings simply by adding a glass door to each refrigerated case. Read More …

4 Benefits of Mixing Ceramic Tiles With Your Glass Splash Backs

5 March 2019
 Categories: , Blog

Few materials can make your kitchen shine and stand out like glass splash backs. During daily food prep activities, you'll be surprised just how much staining can occur on your back walls, countertops and floors. Glass prevents such staining from occurring by providing a durable and stain-resistant surface to make cooking more fun. You can make your splash backs even better by mixing glass with ceramic tiles. Ceramic is flexible, durable and cost effective. Read More …