Brian's House Building Blog

  • 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.

  • 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.