2018

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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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3 Tips to Avoid Costly Repairs and Extend the Life of Your Roofing Structure

31 May 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Roof care is one of the most neglected duties in the home, yet it can cost you a lot of money in repairs if you don't pay attention. Unfortunately, an under-performing roof does more than affect the aesthetics of your home. It can spike your heating and cooling costs and cause water damage to the ceiling and walls. Over time, the roof will start to deteriorate, and you may be forced to repair or replace it. Read More …

Get your concrete services done the right way

26 April 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are building an extension to your home or business or simply remodelling your existing layout, you will need to find a firm that offers concrete services. Concrete is the ideal building material to cover large surface areas evenly. Concrete can provide a solid surface for a floor or can be used to create entire buildings, but it requires skilled workers to produce the results you need. Attempting concreting services on your own will only lead to disaster. Read More …

Designing and Building a Custom Home: 3 Trends to Consider

26 March 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Building your own home using a customised design gives you a lot of freedom to create a space which is perfect for you and your family. If you have decided to build a custom home, you may be thinking about the latest trends and styles which are proving popular among Australian homeowners which you could incorporate into the design. Below is a guide to 3 features you may wish to include in the plans for your custom home. Read More …

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 …