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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Safety Precautions that Contractors Must Observe When Loading Asphalt into Tankers

23 February 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Australia produces about 10 million metric tonnes of asphalt annually. The production capacity can be attributed to not only the increased demand for better-paved roads but also because asphalt is the material of choice for driveway paving today. The high demand has led to increased competition for driveway paving clients; consequently, contractors are paying little attention to safety precautions when loading asphalt. When hot, the material itself, as well as the fumes it produces, is dangerous and can cause significant harm when poorly handled. Read More …

Characteristics of a Good Civil Engineer

8 January 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Most people are aware of the critical work that is carried out by civil engineers. Not only do they assist in the development planning and designing of public infrastructure projects, but also they're actively involved in the construction and usage of these types of infrastructure. Indeed, civil engineering is one of the oldest professions around for a reason. The planning and implementation skills of these professionals have been used to construct dams, roads, and buildings across many civilizations. Read More …

Exploring the Various Types of Concrete Kerbs

2 January 2018
 Categories: , Blog

Kerbs add an element of style, class, and uniqueness to your property. They can turn a plain outdoor space into a useful and attractive site, and there are different types of kerbs that can be installed in your premises. Experienced contractors should be hired to undertake kerbing work One of the most common types of kerb materials is concrete. Not only are concrete kerbs durable and cost-effective, but they are also highly customizable to fit different purposes. Read More …

2 Smart Ideas To Include When Designing A Custom-Built Home For Your Growing Family

1 November 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you're a parent with a growing family, then you may be looking at upgrading your current home to a larger dwelling that will comfortably accommodate your changing needs. Many people choose this time to have a home custom built for them in order to ensure that the new home will be comfortable, practical and flexible as your children grow up. As well as making sure you have extra living space, it's also important to consider the configuration of your new home. Read More …

How to Prevent Structural Timber From Being Damaged or Stolen During a Construction Project

25 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Loss of structural timber (as a result of damage or theft) can lead to lengthy delays and additional expenses during a construction project. Fortunately, there are things that can be done to keep this type of building material safe. Read on to find out more. Assign specific people to handle timber deliveries as soon as they arrive on site One of the common reasons why timber ends up being stolen or destroyed is because it is left outdoors, unprotected from thieves and from the elements, for several hours (or perhaps even days) after being delivered. Read More …