Brian's House Building Blog

  • 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.

  • 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.