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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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Home Extensions: Don’t Look Outwards, Look Upwards

23 April 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you're thinking about extending your home, you'll probably look outside and consider just where your home will be extended to. In which direction will your living space be extended? How much of your lot will be lost to the extension? Will this loss of your backyard or front yard be too much of a sacrifice? If you don't much like the answer to these questions, there's a relatively obvious way to proceed. Read More …

Making The Most of Bathroom Tiles in Your New Home Build

12 March 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

After going through the rigours of engaging in a new home build project, getting to the stage of installing finishing touches to the structure can be incredibly exciting. Nonetheless, you still need to accord this stage the careful thought and consideration it deserves or you will end up with spaces that are not appealing to you, which will invariably necessitate a remodelling project down the road. When it comes to bathroom tiles, it may seem easy to simply pick a colour and purchase porcelain tiling. Read More …

A Guide On House Underpinning

26 January 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Underpinning is a construction process that helps reinforce a weak foundation. It is one of the easiest ways to improve your home's structural integrity, avoid expensive repairs and prevent your house from collapsing. Besides, underpinned homes fetch a good price on the property market. Below is a guide discussing the underpinning process.  Reasons To Underpin Your House Underpinning offers extra support to a weak foundation. Your foundation could become weak for many reasons. Read More …

Questions to Ask Before You Subdivide Your Land

10 December 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

One of the long-term investments you can consider today is to own land. After a while, you can always choose to sell it or develop it to earn more from it. One of the solutions you can consider if you'd like to maximise your returns or add value to the property is land subdivision. But before you start, there are some aspects you need to consider to make informed choices. This post will be sharing top guidelines to ensure you don't make mistakes when subdividing your land. Read More …

How to Get Your Retail Space Ready for Its Next Tenant

10 November 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you own a shopping strip in a busy town or city, you will want to keep as many tenants as possible in place so that you can maximise your revenues. Occasionally, however, one of your tenants may decide to move on after many years in place. You will need to ensure that you refresh the space in question as soon as possible. Yet it is not just a simple case of moving the old tenant out and the new one in, so what do you need to bear in mind? Read More …