Brian's House Building Blog

  • 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.

  • Top Tips When Building a Deck.

    9 September 2019

    A deck is one of the best return on investment projects you can add to your home. It not only improves the appeal of your landscape, but it is also a perfect place to hold family meetings and dinners. The extract below discusses the various considerations to make when building a deck. Deck Design Below are a few tips to help you when choosing a deck design; What is your preferred size?

  • How Can a Granny Flat Help with Your Rental Revenue?

    8 August 2019

    If you own a property that you rent out on a monthly basis, then you may be struggling to make a profit due to the nature of the market or the configuration of the building. You may wish that you could get more yield on a monthly basis to bring in more revenue and offset those major costs, but until now, you may have thought that this was impractical. However, someone has now told you that you should think about adding a granny flat.

  • Why you should invest in authentic wood shutters for your home

    16 July 2019

    Exterior shutters do much more than protect your windows from outside elements. They also boost kerb appeal and can elevate a dull-looking home to fetch a higher price in the market. Exterior shutters also influence the theme of your home. If you're going for a dated and timeless look, raised wood panels will do the trick. On the other hand, vinyl louvers fall in line with a modern feel. Regardless of your design preferences, you should consider authentic wood shutters as the material of choice.

  • HVAC Pipework: Improving Ducting Performance through Better Sheet Metal Fabrication

    30 May 2019

    Sheet metal fabrication is essential if you are planning on installing durable ducting in your building. In general, there are multiple materials which can be utilised for this type of pipework. However, sheet metal channels provide the best advantages in terms of air quality, durability, resilience and value. If you fabricate good HVAC pipes, you will have reliable air distribution. Still, you must remember that not all metal ducts are equal.

  • Choosing the Right Bulk Haulage

    26 March 2019

    If you supply food and beverage or are a distributor of these products, then bulk haulage is important to you. There are a lot of things that could go wrong, which can impact an important business relationship. This is the reason why a lot of companies opt to use a third party that focuses on transporting. They can get your merchandise to where it needs to go. However, you need to consider that not all companies can give the same quality of service.

  • How to build your jetty the right way

    6 February 2019

    When you live on the coast, you can't really make the most of your property unless you have easy access to the water. It's great to be able to look out across the water each day, but many people would much prefer the opportunity to get out in their boat and enjoy a day on the water rather than just looking at it. Keep your boat close at hand Part of the reason that people don't get to use their boats as much as they would like is that they can't access their boats without the need to drive to the nearest harbour.

  • 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?