Dan Mckinney

About Me
Building a New Home

If you plan to build a new home, you will no doubt have lots of questions about how best to proceed. I am here to help you to understand the different things you need to consider when planning and constructing a new property. I don't work in the construction industry but last year, I successfully built a new property using a team of construction contractors. The contractors were real professionals who worked quickly and to a very high standard. They were very kind to me and took the time to explain exactly what they were doing at each stage of the construction job.

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Skylight Window Installation: What to Know Before Soaking a Room in Natural Light

19 June 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Renovating your home? Is it located in an area that receives plenty of sunshine throughout the year or for the most part of it? Installing skylight windows is an excellent way to light up your interior living space and reduce energy costs. Plus, it allows you to enjoy the magnificent views of the skies without going outside! But adding skylight windows isn't as easy as selecting just any random skylights and fitting them anywhere in the roof of your house. Read More …

6 Reasons You Should Choose Metal Roofing For Your Home

22 May 2019
 Categories: , Blog

The roof is one of the most important investments you'll make for your home. You will need to consider factors like climate, budget, aesthetics and other needs when choosing a roof. Metal roofs provide your home with superior protection at a fair and attractive price. Here are six reasons you should choose metal roofing for your home.  1. Minimal Maintenance While roofs like asphalt roofs require constant maintenance to allow them to go for a few decades without repair, metal roofs require very little maintenance to last for decades. Read More …

Developing a Lot? This Is Why You Need Subdivision Mapping

11 May 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Buying a lot for potential development into your first home is a milestone a great number of Australians aspire towards. And once you purchase the said lot, you may be rearing to go when it comes to the construction of your house. Before you start the construction process of acquiring blueprints, it is critical to start by having the land surveyed and subdivided accordingly. Subdivision mapping is essential since it is what gives you clarity on the potential of the property. Read More …

Are Your Safety Valves Damaged?

12 April 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Damaged safety valves can lead to a catastrophe in any system or vessel. This is why you need to be able to spot the symptoms early to prevent your valve from failing. Being knowledgeable about what to expect helps you to think ahead and determine if you need to have them replaced or repaired. The most common one in homes is the safety valve in hot showers. You should prevent the issue from escalating to avoid the hassle of having to deal with a bigger problem. Read More …

Engineering Surveys You Will Need for Your Subdivision Development

17 March 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are a contractor and you are starting a new subdivision development, you may know that certain engineering surveys are required. If this is the first development you have worked on, you may not know which survey services will be necessary. Here are a few of the services that engineers will offer, what you need to know about each one and how each survey can help with your subdivision development. Read More …