Brian's House Building Blog

  • When Did You Last Have Your Home Wiring Checked?

    30 September 2019

    How safe is your home? As a responsible homeowner, you will want to do everything you can to keep your family safe. You probably take the time to ensure that all the windows and doors of your home fit properly. You check your home regularly for any growing cracks in the walls and make sure that there are no obvious hazards around the building. Those are all great things to do, but they only deal with things that you can see easily.

  • 3 Reasons Your Garage Door Doesn't Work

    28 June 2019

    A malfunctioning garage door is more than just an imposition; a broken garage door is downright dangerous! Garage doors are quite heavy, and their springs hold a tremendous amount of tension. Being in the way of a falling garage door or broken spring risks serious injury, which is why you want to ensure your home's garage door is in good working order at all times. Only a professional contractor can pinpoint the reason your home's garage door is malfunctioning.

  • Reasons Fabricators Use Steel To Make Water Tanks

    29 April 2019

    If you would like to buy a fabricated water tank and you have visited a steel fabrication supplier, one of the materials they will recommend is steel. Although there are numerous material options to consider, steel happens to be the most popular material, and there are reasons for this. Steel works effectively at high-performance levels and is capable of meeting the requirements of a wide range of storage tanks. Below are reasons why steel is the most ideal material.

  • 4 Questions to Ask Your Rubbish Removal Company Before Signing a Contract

    29 April 2019

    In the past, many homes and businesses didn't have much choice when it came to selecting a rubbish removal company. You were often limited to the one or two big chain companies that serviced your specific area. However, competition within the rubbish removal field has expanded over the years. You can now select a service that suits your specific needs and your type of waste. Having more options also means being more diligent.

  • 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.