Brian's House Building Blog

  • Freezer Room Maintenance Ideas

    8 September 2018

    Freezer rooms and refrigeration units are an important installation for many businesses. From pharmaceuticals to perishable foods, freezer rooms help prolong the shelf life of materials, giving the business much-needed assured storage. For medicinal products, refrigeration units not only ensure the storage of the product, but also guarantee its preserved functionality as well. It is very easy to overlook the state of the refrigeration unit, especially if it is giving the usual cold air you are accustomed to.

  • 3 Top Trends in the Concrete Panels Market

    26 July 2018

    For concrete contractors, staying on top of competition is essential especially with the steady growth that the industry is experiencing currently. Therefore, it is not enough to offer your clients outdated concrete concepts. Notably, property owners are always on the lookout for contractors that can meet their unique tastes and preferences. Keeping abreast with the latest trends in concrete panels design, manufacture and installation is the best way to ensure that you retain and attract new clients.

  • Three Essential Guidelines for Building with Bricks

    29 May 2018

    If you are planning on building any structure in your home using bricks, you should think about hiring bricklaying services. Bricklaying does not require specialised training, especially if you are building a small, non-structural surface. However, experts have more experience in the field. Therefore, they will guarantee enhanced aesthetics and optimal durability of the brick structure. If you are committed to building with bricks as a DIY project, you should use the outlined tips to ensure success.

  • Deal with asbestos in your soil the right way

    26 March 2018

    Everyone knows that coming into contact with asbestos poses serious health risks. Don't run the risk of lung cancer, mesothelioma or asbestosis. If you suspect you have asbestos in your building, you should not touch it; arrange for its removal by qualified professionals. Taking asbestos out of buildings has been considered best practice for a long time, but did you know that there are other ways that you could unwittingly be coming into contact with asbestos?

  • The Curb Appeal of Your Home Starts with an Appealing Roofing System

    27 February 2018

    When it comes to home improvement, most people focus on landscaping, repainting the home, and even installing a new kerb. Homeowners rarely think about the roof and the role it plays in improving the curb appeal of the property. The truth is, the roof is the largest exterior structure, and it is among the first things that people see as they approach your home. Improving the curb appeal of your roof can help in sprucing up the house and giving it a fresh, new look.

  • Commercial Concreting Options for Your Indoor Market

    5 December 2017

    Farmers markets are becoming increasingly popular as more people move to sustainable and natural living. Many markets are finding that having an indoor option is best and gives more versatile shopping options including comfortable off season shopping and extended hours shopping options. If you are thinking about creating an indoor market option for your organic or farmers market business, here are some ways that commercial concreting can help. Stained Concrete

  • Skylight Windows: Three Crucial Installation Guidelines for Optimal Performance

    29 November 2017

    If you are interested in improving the flow of natural light in your home, you should think about installing skylight windows. These units will ensure that you have sufficient sunlight while filtering out harmful radiation. Other benefits of these structures include ventilation, improved energy efficiency and the addition of home value. However, it is essential to remember that the advantages gained through skylights will depend on the quality of installation. If the unit is poorly placed, you will experience unexpected leakages and poor performance.

  • Above and Beyond: Why You Can — and Should — Definitely Trust a Land Surveyor

    25 October 2017

    If you're considering making a land purchase anytime soon, then you'll know exactly how sizeable such an investment can be. If you're putting that amount of money into something, you should be absolutely certain that it's the right thing to do. When buying land, one way to confirm this is to utilise the services of a land surveyor. They can tell you everything you need to know about your upcoming purchase, including any potential problem areas that you should know about.

  • 5 Features to Add to Your Custom Entertainment Centre

    17 May 2017

    If you want to have a residential carpenter create a built-in entertainment centre for your home, there are all kinds of designs you can choose from. Ideally, you should work with the carpenter to create a design that's right for the style of your interior and your family's lifestyle. Here's some features you may want to integrate. 1. Gas Fireplace With a built in entertainment centre, the TV usually acts as the centrepiece, but that's certainly not the only option.

  • 6 Ways Construction, Land and Property Surveys Are Essential If You Are Building a Shed on Your Land

    17 May 2017

    If you are planning to build a shed or workshop on your property, you may need to hire a professional to do a construction survey before you start. Here's why you need one, and a look at why you actually may need more than one survey before the process is complete. 1. Figuring Out Boundaries First and foremost, a property survey can help to ensure that you know where the property lines are and that you put the shed within your property.