After many years of sleek, flawless kitchens in minimalist and monochromatic styles, there has been a recent swing towards a less harsh and more relaxed look. This is clearly illustrated by the emergence of wabi-sabi design, which is being seen in kitchens all around the country. Wabi-sabi style is based on ancient Japanese Zen principles which embraces imperfection, texture and the richness of life. A wabi-sabi inspired kitchen looks and feels warm, welcoming and lived in, which is a direct contrast to the cultivated simplicity and clean lines of minimalism.
30 January 2019
If you live near a body of water or plan to establish a business near one, you may need some construction work on the shore or inside the body of water. The best way to conduct such works is by hiring a marine contractor. Marine contractors have specialised equipment such as dredgers, barges and self-elevating platforms needed to complete marine projects. Below are important considerations to make when choosing a marine contractor.
7 January 2019
Is your business smelling a little musty? Although many people associate waterproofing with keeping basements dry, it's a technique that can prevent dampness anywhere in your building. When you use commercial waterproofing, you can prevent expensive repairs in the future and maintain a more hygienic environment today. Aside from musty smells and the presence of mould, there are other warning signs you should look out for. Efflorescence is making its way into your walls
14 December 2018
Trees can create shady spots in your garden, help make your home more private and generally enhance the way a property looks. Unfortunately, trees can also damage your home's foundation. It's not something that most people take the time to think about, but damage caused by trees is one of the most common reasons for foundation repair. Given the expense and inconvenience associated with home foundation work—not to mention the risk of considerable property damage when your foundation is compromised—this is something you'll want to avoid.
17 October 2018
During outdoor renovations at home, there is often excess material left over that needs to be dealt with sooner rather than later. As someone who is taking advantage of the spring weather to have a directional hole bored, ready for a new water well, you're wondering what to do about the excess dirt created by drilling work. Here are two ways to get rid of excess soil created during a direction drilling projection.
28 September 2018
Conventional framing techniques often use more materials, which increases the cost of a structure. A typical residential home that is built with traditional framing in mind has 2x6 or 2x4 wood framing members that are spaced at least 16 inches apart. Such homes also have several jack studs, stud corners, double top plates, and multiple headers, coupled with other redundant components. With advanced framing, construction is more resource efficient, leaving extra room for cavity insulation.
5 August 2018
If you have ever bought a new home or another property, then you will probably have seen the surveyor's report, but how much attention did you really pay to it? You probably simply skimmed through it and noted that there were no significant issues that should prevent you making the purchase. It isn't until you actually want to build on your land or to purchase some land with the intention of building on it that a land surveyor's report becomes significantly more important to you and you start paying attention to all the details that you barely glanced at in the past.
28 June 2018