Brian's House Building Blog

  • 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?

  • Advantages Of Aluminium Scaffolding's Inherent Light Weight

    10 December 2019

    For the longest time, wooden scaffolding was used for accessing high places for different projects. Today, metal scaffolding is more widely used, with aluminium being one of the materials used. Aluminium is an excellent material choice for scaffolding because of its high load-bearing capacity. What else stands out is its light weight. Aluminium scaffolding comes with several inherent benefits, including the following. Smaller Transport Costs Material weight is a primary factor that influences transportation costs.

  • Inspiring Trendy Designs to Discuss With Your Custom Home Builder

    30 October 2019

    One of the many advantages of working one on one with a custom home builder is that you get an opportunity to discuss how to personalise every detail of your custom home. In other words, you retain total control over the entire experience, and that can be a learning opportunity. However, despite being a dream come true for most people, building a custom home requires that you choose a design among the hundreds available, and that can be overwhelming.

  • Why Does Your Roof Truss Need Cyclone Protection?

    15 October 2019

    The truss you install on your new home sits between the main body of the structure and its roof. It provides a platform for the material you use to create your external roof. While roof trusses are strong and sturdy, they have some vulnerabilities, especially if you live in a cyclonic zone. So, your builder may have mentioned that they want to take some steps to reinforce the truss over and above regular fixings.

  • When Did You Last Have Your Home Wiring Checked?

    30 September 2019

    How safe is your home? As a responsible homeowner, you will want to do everything you can to keep your family safe. You probably take the time to ensure that all the windows and doors of your home fit properly. You check your home regularly for any growing cracks in the walls and make sure that there are no obvious hazards around the building. Those are all great things to do, but they only deal with things that you can see easily.