Brian's House Building Blog

  • How Laser Scanning Can Speed Up Construction Projects

    2 March 2017

    The integration of laser scanning in all the stages of a construction project can help to shorten the time needed to complete your project. This article discusses some of the specific ways through which the use of laser scanning can expedite your construction project. Several Construction Teams Can Work Simultaneously Laser scanning generates a point cloud that can be instrumental in enabling different construction teams to begin work at different ends of the proposed building without any fear that the building may end up misaligned.

  • Top Job-Hunting Tips for Those Seeking Warehouse Employment

    27 February 2017

    Getting the job you want is never about being the best, but rather it's about being able to bring out the best in you for your would-be employer to see. The harsh reality is that almost every job seeker out there has to fight off stiff competition before they can land the job they want. Now imagine if nobody else was interested in the job you want to secure so bad — you might not want it as much anymore, as it is your competitors who spice up the entire job search.

  • Surprising Information Revealed in a Land Survey and Why You Might Need One

    25 January 2017

    A land survey actually does much more than note the actual boundaries of a property, and an individual might consider getting such a survey before buying a home or even for property they own. Note some of the information revealed on a land survey and why you might need one, either before buying or even after living in your home for some years. Zoning classification Zoning for property often means more than just residential or industrial; there are typically other classifications that could affect how you use your property and improvements that can be made.

  • 3 Tips for Choosing New Shipping Crates

    25 January 2017

    Shipping crates are a very important investment in your business; it doesn't matter how much time and money you spend in producing any item if it doesn't arrive at its final destination in good condition. There is a wide variety of shipping crates available, so note a few tips on choosing the right one for your product. Lumber grade or use The lumber used for shipping crates will usually have a grade or classification of some sort, and this will tell you something about the overall durability and quality of the crate itself.

  • Roofing with Asphalt Shingles for Style, Affordability, and Sustainable Building

    25 January 2017

    If you are new to roofing, the variety material options offered in roofing today may surprise you. However, one material stands out due to its affordability, design, and low maintenance. Asphalt shingles offer all these qualities, and you get to use material that is environmentally friendly to construct that ideal roof that you need. Your roof stands out in your neighbourhood when you use this material. Here is why you will require this roofing material for your building needs when building a new home or replacing an existing roofing material.

  • Boring VS Trenching: Which Method is Best?

    10 November 2016

    If you need to install underground pipes or wiring on your property, then you will need to first decide which method to use. The two main methods including directional boring, also called horizontal drilling, and trenching. Here are some things to think about so that you can make the right call. Trenching Requires Less Equipment Many contractors prefer the trenching method whenever possible because it uses less equipment. If your construction company has been in business for a while, you probably already have an excavator or can easily rent one from a local construction company.

  • Permeable Paving Ideas to Help You Deal with Flooding in Your Home's Garden

    21 July 2016

    Before investing in traditional asphalt surfaces for the driveway in your garden, think about the floodwater that will gather on its surface during the rainy season. Impermeable asphalt surfaces are bound to flood your garden because the water cannot seep through to the ground. Instead of the traditional drainage methods used drains to direct water into streets and rivers, using permeable asphalt alternatives are a good alternative for getting rid of floodwater.

  • Water Filters You Could Contemplate For Your Irrigation System

    19 April 2016

    Investing in water filter supplies for your irrigation system is prudent for a couple of reasons. For one, it ensures that the water you are using for your various irrigation applications is contaminant free. Secondly, these water filter supplies prevent debris and particles from making their way into your irrigation system, as these could cause the breakdown of your system. It should be noted, though, that just as there are a myriad of particles and organic matter that could get mixed into your irrigation water, there are also various types of water filter supplies that you could choose from.

  • Getting Familiar with Residential Surge Protectors

    19 April 2016

    Most homeowners are aware of the importance of surge protection. As such, you will find various outlets in the home equipped with a surge protector to prevent electrical damage to sensitive appliances such a fridges or television. However, although these mini surge protectors would suffice in years past, Australian homes now have numerous electronic gadgets due to how technology keeps growing in leaps and bounds. This is why it would be ideal to consider surge protection for your entire home, rather on selective outlets.