Brian's House Building Blog

  • Three Central Tips for Avoiding Losses During Land Subdivision

    6 January 2021

    The process of land subdivision is intended to increase the value of a property and make the resulting lots more marketable to customers. However, if you are interested in this form of development, you must understand that not all divisions are profitable. Poor planning and decision-making can lead to unsuitable lots which might contribute to financial losses. Therefore, it is important to address all issues which could compromise your earnings. Here are some critical guidelines for avoiding losses during your land subdivision.

  • A Newbie's Guide to Residential Insulation for Your Custom Home Build

    24 November 2020

    One of the most vital considerations to bear in mind when it comes to the comfort of your forever home is the type of residential insulation that you should invest in. Some homeowners tend to take this decision for granted under the impression that as long as they invest in superior heating and cooling, then their home will be habitable all year round. But when you take Australia's sometimes severe climatic conditions, you will quickly realise that you are setting yourself up for exorbitant electricity bills if you do not give careful thought into your choice of insulation.

  • Different Places to Install Polished Concrete

    26 October 2020

    Polished concrete is created when pads of progressively finer grits are worked over a hard cement surface. The result is a shiny and sophisticated flooring can you can install in a variety of places, both commercial and residential. Here are several areas in particular to consider.  Retail Store Delicatessens, cafes, and clothes stores are just three possible businesses that benefit from a polished concrete floor. You can choose between different sheen levels, ranging from matte to highly polished.

  • Does Your Home Have a Strong Foundation?

    25 June 2020

    How stable is your property? Whether you live in a large ten bedroom property with multiple reception rooms or a smaller dwelling with a just a single bedroom, you must have confidence that your property has a strong foundation and isn't going to begin to subside or pull itself apart. Ensuring the strength of your properties foundation is usually something that happens at the building stage but that isn't always the case.

  • Ways Structural Steel Framing Will Keep Your Residential Construction Costs Manageable

    28 May 2020

    When in search for building supplies, it is unsurprising that you will automatically correlate structural steel with large-scale structures such as bridges and skyscrapers. In truth, though, structural steel has progressively made its way into residential construction as the leading framing alternative. Since this material is a staple in commercial construction, you could be thinking that opting for structural steel framing will only function to inflate your overall budget but this is untrue.

  • Three Reasons to Install Vinyl Cladding in Your Home Exterior

    14 May 2020

    Cladding installation is essential to protect your home exterior from inclement weather elements, but it can still be used to insulate the interior living environment. Whether you're looking to install cladding inside, outside, or both, it's important to choose the right cladding product. If you're looking for an effective exterior cladding material for your home, vinyl cladding is one of the best choices available to you. Read along to discover why this type of cladding is a suitable choice for your home exterior.

  • 3 Sure Signs Professional Plumbing Contractors Should Clean Your Clogged Drains

    14 May 2020

    Most homeowners know when it's time to groom their pet, mow their lawn or even get some new garden seedlings, but they hardly think about the drains or even know when a plumber should clean them next. Most homeowners don't just forget to maintain their drains, but they also misuse them. They dispose of whatever they don't need through them without scheduling professional cleaning to make them more efficient. Soap, hairballs and mineral build-up clog drains in a big way and unclogging them yourself might just lead to other serious plumbing problems.

  • Understanding Industrial Concrete Services

    7 May 2020

    Industrial concrete services are vital in the construction of concrete buildings and structures. They are offered by industrial concrete contractors and may include mixing, pouring, laying, placing, shaping and finishing concrete surfaces to form foundations, structures, roads, slabs, floors, car parks, driveways, crossovers, pathways, footpaths, etc. Here's what you need to know when looking for industrial concrete services: Industrial Concrete Contractors/Companies When looking for industrial concrete contractors, ensure that they advertise themselves as industrial or commercial concrete contractors.

  • 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?