Looking to add a deck to your home? A great deck expands your living space, increases your home value, and provides a spot for entertaining outdoor activities. But before you start building, it's important to know the different types of decks available and which one suits your lifestyle and property. Here are some of the most popular types of decks that homeowners can choose from. Wood Decks Wood decks are the most traditional and popular choice among homeowners.
24 August 2023
Most homeowners face the challenge of storage space, especially if they own multiple vehicles or are avid collectors of tools and equipment. Creating a functional and spacious garage not only solves storage issues but also increases the overall value of your property. A timber-frame garage is an excellent investment that can meet all your storage requirements at once. So, what are the many benefits of building a timber-frame garage, so you can make an informed decision?
6 June 2023
Asbestos is a mineral that has been used for centuries in construction materials. While it was once considered a miracle material due to its fire-resistant properties and strength, it is now known to be highly toxic. Unfortunately, asbestos can still be found in many types of building materials, including drywall. Understanding the risks associated with asbestos in drywall is essential for any consumer who may be considering purchasing a home or remodelling an existing one.
15 March 2023
Steel is one of the most important construction materials out there. Its hardness, strength and durability make it the perfect choice for everything from skyscrapers to bridges. This article takes a quick look at some common types of structural steel shapes and their uses. Angle Steel Angle steel is one of the most common types of structural steel shapes. It's often used in the construction of bridges, buildings, and other large structures.
29 November 2022
Starting and carrying out a construction project has its challenges. However, the process can be simple and more successful when you hire the right managers. A building design consultant is one of the experts that can help you achieve better results with your construction project. Their primary role is to come up with a design for the building. They also create strategic plans to handle any problems that might occur during the construction project.
3 October 2022
You need a new asphalt driveway, so you figure workers just need to remove the remnants of the asphalt that's there now and then spread a new layer, right? Adding asphalt is more complicated than that, however, and one step that many homeowners don't even know about is the one in which the contractors have to choose the type of asphalt they need to use. Asphalt integrity and strength are determined by several factors, including ambient temperature, the region you live in and what the ground is normally subject to.
27 July 2022
A builder's services are vital when building property or improving your current home. As a rule, you need to vet the builder to ensure they are the right fit for the project. Below is an extract with some tips to help you choose a builder. Project Suitability Is the builder suitable for your project? Examine the following; Inquire whether the builder has engaged in similar projects. It is especially so when the construction works involve complex works such as building retaining walls, retrofitting homes or building swimming pools.
16 May 2022
The primary function of a water pump is to move water from one area to another. On construction sites, it's typically used for dewatering — that is, removing excess water from a site so that construction can commence. Water can accumulate on a construction site because of heavy rain or a high groundwater table. When selecting a water pump for your construction job, you should keep in mind that not all water pumps are created equal.
21 March 2022
Do you think that you have found asbestos on your property? One problem with asbestos is that it isn't always easy to identify. Different types of asbestos can be quite different in appearance, and several harmless substances can be mistaken for asbestos if they are simply inspected by the naked eye. If you are suspicious of any material, it is always wise to test it. It might be safe, or it might be blue, white or brown asbestos.
17 January 2022
Many of Australia's largest cities and towns have been settled for hundreds of years and there are still many old homes that have survived decades with different owners and changing renovations. In all this time, often the foundations have not been touched and still largely resemble what they did when they were first put in and that can sometimes cause issues. If you have reason to believe your foundations aren't as solid as they once were, because you can feel the floor sagging or have noticed the foundations shifting in an inspection, then here's why you might need additional underpinning.
22 November 2021