Brian's House Building Blog

  • Maximise your profits with the right shop fitout

    19 October 2018

    How much thought do you give to your retail shop fittings? The layout of your shop and the general fitout you choose can have a huge impact on the success of your business and whether you are able to grow and outperform your competitors. Shop fitouts are not cheap and if you want to maximise the return on your investment then you must be sure that you design your premises to encourage sales while helping your customers to quickly find what they need and to move freely around the store.

  • What to Think About When Investing In Hardwood Flooring

    4 October 2018

    If you are contemplating flooring materials, undoubtedly hardwood is one of the more popular choices that you could gravitate towards. This type of flooring adds a degree of elegance to any space, thus making it ideal for both residential as well as commercial spaces. Nevertheless, hardwood flooring materials can be quite expensive. Thus, it is important to know what you are getting into before you pay for your flooring. So what are some of the questions that you should ask before you invest in your hardwood flooring materials?

  • Freezer Room Maintenance Ideas

    8 September 2018

    Freezer rooms and refrigeration units are an important installation for many businesses. From pharmaceuticals to perishable foods, freezer rooms help prolong the shelf life of materials, giving the business much-needed assured storage. For medicinal products, refrigeration units not only ensure the storage of the product, but also guarantee its preserved functionality as well. It is very easy to overlook the state of the refrigeration unit, especially if it is giving the usual cold air you are accustomed to.

  • 3 Top Trends in the Concrete Panels Market

    26 July 2018

    For concrete contractors, staying on top of competition is essential especially with the steady growth that the industry is experiencing currently. Therefore, it is not enough to offer your clients outdated concrete concepts. Notably, property owners are always on the lookout for contractors that can meet their unique tastes and preferences. Keeping abreast with the latest trends in concrete panels design, manufacture and installation is the best way to ensure that you retain and attract new clients.

  • Three Essential Guidelines for Building with Bricks

    29 May 2018

    If you are planning on building any structure in your home using bricks, you should think about hiring bricklaying services. Bricklaying does not require specialised training, especially if you are building a small, non-structural surface. However, experts have more experience in the field. Therefore, they will guarantee enhanced aesthetics and optimal durability of the brick structure. If you are committed to building with bricks as a DIY project, you should use the outlined tips to ensure success.

  • 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?

  • Deal with asbestos in your soil the right way

    26 March 2018

    Everyone knows that coming into contact with asbestos poses serious health risks. Don't run the risk of lung cancer, mesothelioma or asbestosis. If you suspect you have asbestos in your building, you should not touch it; arrange for its removal by qualified professionals. Taking asbestos out of buildings has been considered best practice for a long time, but did you know that there are other ways that you could unwittingly be coming into contact with asbestos?

  • The Curb Appeal of Your Home Starts with an Appealing Roofing System

    27 February 2018

    When it comes to home improvement, most people focus on landscaping, repainting the home, and even installing a new kerb. Homeowners rarely think about the roof and the role it plays in improving the curb appeal of the property. The truth is, the roof is the largest exterior structure, and it is among the first things that people see as they approach your home. Improving the curb appeal of your roof can help in sprucing up the house and giving it a fresh, new look.

  • 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.

  • Commercial Concreting Options for Your Indoor Market

    5 December 2017

    Farmers markets are becoming increasingly popular as more people move to sustainable and natural living. Many markets are finding that having an indoor option is best and gives more versatile shopping options including comfortable off season shopping and extended hours shopping options. If you are thinking about creating an indoor market option for your organic or farmers market business, here are some ways that commercial concreting can help. Stained Concrete