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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Four Benefits Of Pine Framing

8 April 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Pine framing is an affordable, renewable and environmentally sustainable building material. The versatility of pine buildings allows for a quick and easy build, making it the perfect choice for farmers and other users who may be building themselves. Here are four benefits of Pine Framing 1. Pine Framing Is Affordable Pine is a very affordable building material. Being lighter than hardwood, pine construction uses less material. This means that pine is not only cheaper at the point of purchase, but also cheaper to transport. Read More …

All You Need To Know About Mobile Scaffolding

8 February 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Most people are aware of steel, cantilever, single and double scaffolding since they are a feature of high-rise buildings under construction. However, little is known about mobile scaffolds. Continue reading this excerpt to learn about mobile scaffolds.  What Is Mobile Scaffolding?  A mobile scaffold is an elevated platform supported by a series of standards, ledgers and couplers. It is a single platform with castors at the bottom. The castors prevent you from dismantling the scaffolding as you move it around the site. Read More …

Benefits of a Brick Paver Driveway

13 December 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you're laying a new driveway, you might consider concrete or asphalt before realising that you want something more attractive. In that case, why not install clay brick pavers? Consider the following benefits of these surfaces. Versatile Brick pavers create classic driveways that suit diverse house styles. They tend to blend into the setting regardless of the architecture. For example, you could lay a sweeping, curved driveway that leads to a grand home. Read More …

Home Extension Tips

21 October 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Many homeowners have contemplated an extension at one point. It could be that your home looks cramped or you need additional space for a garage, storage shed, extra bedroom or guest wing. Similar to other homeowners, you may have brushed off the idea since you presume it is a tedious task. On the contrary, a home extension is probably one of the best ways to improve the value of your home. Read More …

Fixing Potholes: Tips for DIYers

7 September 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Potholes are common road problems. Generally, when water collects under the road or pavement over time, it expands and contracts repeatedly, causing bending and cracking of the pavement material. Eventually, the cracks become potholes. Potholes come in different sizes and shapes, and they can cause significant safety issues when driving or wreak havoc to your vehicle. Bent rims, tyre punctures, exhaust system damage, suspension damage, and engine damage are some of the car problems potholes can cause. Read More …