Brian's House Building Blog

  • How to Effectively Renovate on a Tight Budget

    21 February 2020

    Undertaking indoor renovations is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home. However, the need for renovations sometimes arises at a time when you are not prepared financially. It then becomes necessary to find innovative ways to reduce the cost of your indoor renovation work. The good news is that there are several ways this can be done without compromising the quality of the work. Here are a few tips that will help you get through this home improvement job without blowing your budget.

  • Bringing in a Scaffold? Why You Need to Understand Your Responsibilities

    10 December 2019

    If you own a large commercial building that extends over several storeys, then it may be time for you to paint or otherwise repair the exterior of the property. This is quite a substantial job and you will, of course, need to bring in experts to do this. But you've also got to erect a safe working platform for them to take care of their business. If you've never rented a scaffolding structure for this type of work before, what do you need to bear in mind when it comes to practicality and safety?

  • Advantages Of Aluminium Scaffolding's Inherent Light Weight

    10 December 2019

    For the longest time, wooden scaffolding was used for accessing high places for different projects. Today, metal scaffolding is more widely used, with aluminium being one of the materials used. Aluminium is an excellent material choice for scaffolding because of its high load-bearing capacity. What else stands out is its light weight. Aluminium scaffolding comes with several inherent benefits, including the following. Smaller Transport Costs Material weight is a primary factor that influences transportation costs.

  • Inspiring Trendy Designs to Discuss With Your Custom Home Builder

    30 October 2019

    One of the many advantages of working one on one with a custom home builder is that you get an opportunity to discuss how to personalise every detail of your custom home. In other words, you retain total control over the entire experience, and that can be a learning opportunity. However, despite being a dream come true for most people, building a custom home requires that you choose a design among the hundreds available, and that can be overwhelming.

  • Why Does Your Roof Truss Need Cyclone Protection?

    15 October 2019

    The truss you install on your new home sits between the main body of the structure and its roof. It provides a platform for the material you use to create your external roof. While roof trusses are strong and sturdy, they have some vulnerabilities, especially if you live in a cyclonic zone. So, your builder may have mentioned that they want to take some steps to reinforce the truss over and above regular fixings.

  • 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.

  • Top Tips When Building a Deck.

    9 September 2019

    A deck is one of the best return on investment projects you can add to your home. It not only improves the appeal of your landscape, but it is also a perfect place to hold family meetings and dinners. The extract below discusses the various considerations to make when building a deck. Deck Design Below are a few tips to help you when choosing a deck design; What is your preferred size?

  • How Can a Granny Flat Help with Your Rental Revenue?

    8 August 2019

    If you own a property that you rent out on a monthly basis, then you may be struggling to make a profit due to the nature of the market or the configuration of the building. You may wish that you could get more yield on a monthly basis to bring in more revenue and offset those major costs, but until now, you may have thought that this was impractical. However, someone has now told you that you should think about adding a granny flat.

  • Why you should invest in authentic wood shutters for your home

    16 July 2019

    Exterior shutters do much more than protect your windows from outside elements. They also boost kerb appeal and can elevate a dull-looking home to fetch a higher price in the market. Exterior shutters also influence the theme of your home. If you're going for a dated and timeless look, raised wood panels will do the trick. On the other hand, vinyl louvers fall in line with a modern feel. Regardless of your design preferences, you should consider authentic wood shutters as the material of choice.

  • 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.