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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Steps Before Asbestos Soil Removal in Your Garden

25 September 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Asbestos soil removal helps to protect you from developing health complications. Exposure to asbestos causes cancer, and it is important to take the necessary precautions. The chances of exposure are higher if you live in old houses that have been recently refurbished. Such houses had roofs made of asbestos, and when most of these were replaced, they were buried in the surrounding areas. Over time, the asbestos has disintegrated into the soil, and this has created a very toxic environment. Read More …

4 Aspects to Bear in Mind When Buying Residential Roof Windows

19 September 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Both modern and traditional homes have embraced roof windows because of security, functionality, and aesthetics. Roof windows let natural light enter the house, besides being an inlet for fresh air. Further, a properly installed roof window will prevent warm heat from escaping your home thereby keeping your utility costs at a minimum. Moreover, most roof windows can withstand harsh environments, for instance, the impact from hailstones or the scorching sun. This article reviews some useful aspects that homeowners must bear in mind when buying and installing roof windows for the very first time. Read More …

Telephone cabling enhances communications efficiency

18 September 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Did you know that much of today's internet traffic travels mainly through the use of telephone cabling? The traditional model of 2 pairs of copper wires that were often used for telephone communication has been carried over to internet traffic. Therefore, most users, especially home users, still heavily rely on telephone cabling for much of their communication needs. Telephone cabling has many different uses in today's telecommunications environment. In fact, they are the building blocks of fiber optic cables, which provide long distance and high performance data transmission options. Read More …

Two tips for a successful renovation project

15 September 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Even the most beautifully designed homes need some sprucing up every once in a while. If you've been thinking about renovating your property, here are two tips for a successful and straightforward renovation project. Be wary of false economies Renovating a property can be very expensive. As such, it's perfectly reasonable to try to take steps to reduce costs wherever you can. However, it's important not to make compromises which could affect the quality of the finished work, just so that you can save yourself a few dollars. Read More …

What to expect in your building inspection report

12 September 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Before committing yourself to buying a house, you will naturally want to be reassured of its quality. Do not just rely on word of mouth from the seller. Be more inquisitive and undertake an observational tour around and within the property. Nonetheless, this gives a superficial impression. It is only by engaging professional building inspection services that a deeper and truer assessment is obtained. The report must satisfy you with detailed and accurate information which you can use when making deliberations touching on repair and maintenance of your property. Read More …