25 June 2020
How stable is your property? Whether you live in a large ten bedroom property with multiple reception rooms or a smaller dwelling with a just a single bedroom, you must have confidence that your property has a strong foundation and isn't going to begin to subside or pull itself apart. Ensuring the strength of your properties foundation is usually something that happens at the building stage but that isn't always the case.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.