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
Land surveyors are a critical aspect of your commercial or residential construction project. The professionals survey the land and subdivide it to your required specifications. If you are conflicted about hiring a surveyor, read the extract below for some compelling reasons why you need their services. Subdivision Regulations Each local council has a set of regulations that govern the subdivision and surveying of land. These regulations ensure controlled development and prevent land from depreciating.
4 October 2021
How easy is it for visitors to your store to find what they want? Have you found that some people tend to miss items on the shelf or that they need to ask for help to locate the product that they need? Are there times that the aisles can become crowded and queues form as people struggle to navigate around browsing customers? Either of these situations could be a sign that your shop layout needs to be improved.
24 August 2021
Australia's freakishly hot summer days are making many homeowners look at ways of spending more time outdoors. Building a pergola is a fantastic way to create the perfect place for outdoor relaxation in your home. But before committing to the project, you'll need to carefully think through the design of your new alfresco living area. Here's some design inspiration for your pergola construction project. Pergola over a deck Building your pergola atop an existing deck is a clever way to raise it up higher than it would be built directly in the ground.
19 July 2021
Here are a few tips to follow when getting pallets for a construction project. Get pallets that are a little larger than necessary It's best to get larger pallets than is technically necessary, given the size of the building materials you'll be putting on them. Sometimes, despite doing your best to securely tie the building supplies to the pallet to stop them from falling off it when you're transporting it, these items may still slide away from their original position.
28 May 2021
If you have a building project that you have in mind, you might be concerned about whether or not you are going to be able to get your building project approved by your local government. This is a big concern for many people who are building commercial structures, industrial facilities or even homes, but there are things that you can do to increase your chances of having your building project approved.
23 April 2021
Basements are becoming more and more popular across Australia as people recognise their benefits not just as extra living space, but also as storage space and a foundational support for the home. They can also help insulate the house during summer, keeping it cooler than it otherwise would be. The only problem is that because basements are so low, they can often be affected by dampness from water, both from your home and water that naturally occurs after a rainstorm.
25 January 2021
Australians are compulsive new home-buyers and builders, and it is not unusual for someone to go through several houses during their adult life. Of course, all these changes have costs associated with them, and these can often leave people in a bit of financial strife. That is why more and more Australians are turning to home extensions rather than swapping homes entirely. If you have the itch to move again, here are a few reasons why you should reconsider home extensions instead of a much bigger financial strain.
25 January 2021
Design is an essential aspect of commercial building construction. Unique designs and state-of-the-art amenities make your building attractive to renters. Besides, they will be ready to pay more rent. Read this guide for some commercial building design tips. Choosing a Building Material Several factors will come into play when choosing a building material. For instance, bricks and concrete have a high thermal mass. As such, they are ideal for cold climates.
9 December 2020