Brian's House Building Blog

  • Tips to Protect Yourself from Costly Emergency Plumbing Repairs

    5 March 2019

    Plumbing problems are issues not all homeowners can avoid. Considering the frequency that your plumbing is in use, coupled with the different risks posed to its functionality, there is always the chance that a problem will crop up and jeopardise how the system operates. Nonetheless, plumbing problems do not have to be the bane of your existence. As long as you catch these problems early, you have a good chance of restoring your plumbing system to optimum.

  • Two Situations in Which You Might Want to Buy an Electronic Opener for Your Roller Garage Door

    11 January 2019

    Whilst you don't necessarily have to own a garage roller door opener, there are certain situations in which this device could be extremely useful. Here are some examples of situations in which you might want to purchase this item. You have arthritis in the joints in your upper body If you have arthritis which affects the joints in your upper body, then it is definitely a good idea to buy an electric opener for your garage's roller door.

  • How to add lighting to your glass splash backs

    30 December 2018

    Glass splash backs give your kitchen an elegant and unique touch that can make your home much more valuable. You can take things even further by adding lighting to your glass splash backs. In fact, there are many different designs and colours you can use for illuminated splash backs. You can choose between lighting on the outside or on the inner surfaces of the splash backs. Regardless of the option you choose, here are 4 ways you can bring illuminated glass splash backs to life.

  • How to prevent mould growing in your basement

    5 April 2018

    The basement is often a neglected room in the house. It might not serve any useful function and you just might use it for miscellaneous storage, so why bother going to the trouble of making sure the walls have integrity, it's adequately waterproofed, and it's being taken care of, right? Unfortunately, neglected basements can easily transform into mouldy basements. Yes, mould looks bad, but did you know that the growth of mould has serious health consequences such as sore throats, asthma, allergies, a stuffed nose and sometimes even more serious lung infections?

  • Creating a sensational kitchen splashback for your home

    8 January 2018

    The splashback is the centrepiece of your kitchen, and the first thing most people notice when walking into the room. When designing your splashback, take your time to get it right. Your choice of colours, materials and styles will dictate the look and feel of your space. The splashback began as a utilitarian stretch of tile designed to protect the stretch of wall behind your sink and hob from splashes, but trends in interior design have elevated this humble kitchen essential to the focal point of the room.

  • Five Signs You Need a Tower Crane and When to Opt for a Mobile Crane Instead

    4 October 2016

    If you need to invest in a crane for your business, your main choice is between a tower and a mobile crane. Both of these cranes offer different advantages in different situations. Wondering which crane you need for your project? Here are some signs you may need a tower crane and a few tips on when you should opt for a mobile crane instead: 1. You have a constant need for a strong crane.

  • An Easy Guide To Planning The Perfect Rainwater Harvesting System

    15 December 2014

    People are facing growing concern about finite water resources and how they can conserve and use water more responsibly. Capturing rainwater is one simple method that has been used over the centuries. It is well within every householder's capability today. Perhaps you are keen to harvest one of nature's finest resources to help reduce your escalating water bills. After all it's free! This advice will provide you with the necessary background information and know-how you need to go about harvesting rainwater.