2017

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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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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 …

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 …