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.


Various Retaining Wall Problems and How to Avoid Them

18 May 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Retaining walls serve multiple purposes on construction sites, but they are primarily used to make sloped areas more functional and aesthetically pleasing. Building these walls can help you overcome the unique challenges that hillside and sloped-site development presents, maximising your use and enjoyment of the property.  Many factors influence the design and construction of retaining walls. Failing to consider these factors before project commencement will increase the risk of wall distress and failure, jeopardising your investment and entire financial well-being. Read More …

3 Creative Solutions To Preventing Road Drainage Problems

23 March 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

A proper road drainage system is a critical part of the road's infrastructure. Road safety issues, erosion, reduced bearing capacity and frost heave can cause cracking and unevenness, and compromised road durability are crucial issues that may arise from a flawed road drainage system. Therefore, if you oversee road maintenance in your area, it will help to find ways to maintain the road infrastructure by ensuring quality drainage. You can implement solutions that prevent drainage issues like cracking, erosion, road unevenness, faulty road drainage structures and even collapse. Read More …

Should you choose a design-builder for your project?

18 January 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Do you work for a property developer looking for their next project? Maybe, you are a private individual and own a piece of land that you want to develop? When you want to develop land, the process can often be quite complex, requiring you to engage with multiple stakeholders. In particular, you would normally have to hire a company to design your project, whether it is a single home or an entire estate. Read More …

Three Central Design Guidelines for Planning for Home Construction

23 November 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Building a new home is the ideal option for most potential homeowners. This option, unlike buying, provides an opportunity for creating a custom house that matches your unique dreams. However, the countless possibilities can also bring rise to complications. Often, poor design choices contribute to problems like exponential building costs, unsatisfactory results and even unsound structures. Therefore, if you are interested in custom home construction, choose a qualified contractor for guidance from the planning phase. Read More …

Do You Need To Buy Structural Timber Products?

7 October 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Timber products can be found everywhere in most homes. There are wooden tables and chairs, wooden floors, wooden cupboards, and perhaps, a wooden staircase. While timber may be visible around your home, it is also present in other less visible locations. One way to use timber that you may not have considered is to supports the property. Structural timber products ensure that your home remains stable and safe. If you have reached a point where you need to complete essential maintenance or modify your property, you may need to purchase structural timber to get the job done. Read More …