Brian's House Building Blog

  • Your Guide To Different Piling Techniques

    22 April 2022

    Do you have an upcoming construction project? It would be best to carefully consider the foundation because it will determine your building's structural integrity. For instance, piling is one of the most popular foundation drilling techniques worth considering. It entails drilling concrete, timber or steel piles, which are typically long poles, into the foundation. These piles transfer the building's load to strong strata deep underground, ideal for weak soils or areas with high groundwater tables.

  • How Long Does Land Surveying Take?

    25 February 2022

    If you're about to purchase a property, you might be thinking about having a land survey done first. The same might be true if you're selling a property or if you are about to start a big construction or renovation project on the property. No matter why you might be having a land survey done, you might be short on time, and you might be hoping that you can have the survey done promptly.

  • 4 Benefits of Using Solar Control Window Film on Residential Windows

    29 December 2021

    Windows that let in a lot of solar radiation in the summer can make indoor spaces uncomfortable. If you have solar-facing windows, you should install solar control window tint to block UV radiation. Solar control tint is a thin laminate film that works as a reflective surface. When solar rays hit the window, they bounce off the film instead of penetrating the glass. The glass tinting eliminates the need for window furnishings, affording you uninterrupted views of the outdoors.

  • Why Use Insulated Concrete Formwork Walls?

    4 November 2021

    Formwork concreting techniques give you an easier build. This moulding and setting process helps you size and build concrete walls efficiently and quickly. While regular formwork has its benefits, insulated systems have some extra advantages. How does insulated formwork work and why should you use it? What Is Insulated Formwork? Formwork products work like moulds when you pour concrete. So, if you're building a wall, you install a form casing made to the right size and depth.

  • What You Should Know About Using Concrete Sleepers Instead of Timber Retaining Walls

    15 September 2021

    If you are looking for a way to prevent erosion, then you could be thinking about building some type of retaining wall on your property. This can be a good way to protect your property and your home, but of course, you will need to decide what type of retaining wall you want to build. Two popular options that are used for residential applications and more are concrete sleepers and timber retaining walls.

  • A Guide On Driveway Spray Sealing

    2 August 2021

    One of the reasons why homeowners install asphalt driveways is their aesthetic appeal. However, over time, weather damage causes the driveway to crack, making it a sore sight. Spray sealing is a suitable solution for people who need to restore their driveways. The excerpt below discusses the benefits of driveway spray sealing and how you can seal your driveway.  What Is Driveway Spray Sealing?  Spray sealant is a thin asphalt or tar-based layer that you apply to your driveway to restore it to its original condition.

  • What Impacts the Cost of Using a Commercial Truck Relocation Service?

    23 June 2021

    There are so many reasons why you might be planning on using a commercial truck relocation service. You might have bought a commercial truck from another city or state, or you could be selling a truck to a person or company in another area. You might be relocating your business to another area and might want to get your trucks to your company's new location as quickly as possible. Even though you might already know that you want to use a commercial truck relocation service, you might be a bit curious about how much it's going to cost.

  • Two reasons to continue getting your premises cleaned when you're renovating it

    11 May 2021

    If you normally use commercial cleaning services to keep your premises looking clean, you may have considered taking a break from using these services whilst you're renovating your property. Here are two reasons why you should continue using them throughout this project. You might be able to reopen sooner The biggest advantage you could experience if you continue to use your commercial cleaner's services during this period is that you might be able to reopen sooner than if they weren't present on the premises during the renovations.

  • Are you maintaining your tennis court properly?

    19 February 2021

    Is your home tennis court starting to look worn? Perhaps you have noticed that the ball no longer bounces predictably so that it is hard to maintain a volley? Maybe, you are concerned that you or another player could become injured by tripping on a pothole or uneven part of the court surface? Alternatively, it might be that you have noticed that instead of draining away, water has started to pool on the surface of the tennis court, making it difficult for you to commence a match even when it stops raining and the sun comes out.

  • Why You Should Consider Aluminium Gutter Installation for Your Home

    19 February 2021

    Installing a residential gutter system is essential for collecting and moving any rainwater that falls on the roof away from the foundation of the house, preventing it from damaging the building. Different types of gutters exist based on the material used to make them. Each gutter material has unique properties, pros and cons that should be taken into account before deciding which one is best for you and your home.