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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Piping Hot: Choosing The Best Materials For Your Building’s Hot Water Piping

27 July 2017
 Categories: , Blog

Durable, reliable hot water piping is an essential component of any building, and is vital for providing your building's boilers, faucets and heating systems with all the heated water they require to function. With that in mind, great importance is placed in the materials used to make hot water piping, since it will have to endure the substantial strain of funnelling heated, pressurised water for extended periods throughout the day. Read More …

3 Pretty and Functional Ways to Deal With Storm Water Drainage

25 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Stormwater drainage is something every homeowner needs to think about, especially if you have a lot of rain, flooding around your foundation or similar issues. There are lots of ways to handle drainage, but if you want it to look attractive, there are key ideas to consider. Take a look at these three pretty stormwater drainage ideas. 1. Rockbed If you're just trying to deal with the random puddles that appear near your drainpipe, you may want to try a rockbed. Read More …

Tips for Replacing Roof Shingles for Newbie and Inexperienced Roofers

25 July 2017
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Coming straight from college with no prior experience to start a roof contracting business can be overwhelming to most newbie roofers. The feeling is made worse when the first client you get wants you to replace their roof shingles. While mistakes for newbie roofers are part of the much-needed experience, avoiding most of these errors when replacing shingles is critical. One of the reasons is that the best shingles are made from expensive materials such as asphalt, and as such, you do not want to cause any damages. Read More …

Ways Mobile Scaffolding Can Help With Tiny Home Construction

24 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Tiny home construction is primarily a do it yourself project. Most people who take on this type of project either have some limited construction experience, or they want to learn as they go. This not only means learning the construction techniques associated with the tiny home, but also learning which equipment may be ideal for a smaller building model such as the one you are likely considering. This is where mobile scaffolding may be useful, but before you hire or buy the scaffolding, you will need to know how it can help you overall. Read More …

5 Tips for Surviving a Kitchen Renovation

20 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The kitchen is often called the heart of the home. During a kitchen renovation, you have to keep your home running without its heart. That can be beyond challenging. To get through the process in one piece, consider these tips: 1. Clean Out Your Kitchen First Before the renovation crew comes in to start the work, schedule some time to clean out your kitchen. Get rid of appliances and dishes you no longer want. Read More …