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.


Consider These Factors before Making Your Walk-In Freezer Room

30 October 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Refrigerators are a must-have when you are running a grocery store, restaurant or other establishment where flowers and food products need to be stored in their fresh condition for extended periods. Since to success of your business will depend on the quality and freshness of the product that you hand over to the customer, you have to invest money and time when planning for the installation of one. Below are the most crucial considerations to have in mind when investing in a cold room for your commercial needs. Read More …

Is Jarrah a Suitable Wood for Jetties?

29 October 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you've got your heart set on building a wood jetty, then you need to source timber that can cope with being close to and in contact with water on a regular basis. It also needs to be able to handle other issues, like the weather and pests. When you ask your neighbours about the woods they used to build their jetties, a fair few tell you to use jarrah. Why is jarrah good for jetties? Read More …

Which type of soil should you use for your septic drain field?

26 October 2018
 Categories: , Blog

There are 3 important components that determine how effective your septic system is: the septic tank, drainage pipes and the drain field. Your drain field is perhaps one of the most important parts of the system. After waste is treated within the septic tank itself, the drain field receives this treated waste and allows it to percolate to underlying soil layers. A clogged drain field is a common reason why your sewage system may back up into the home. Read More …

DIY Tips for Building a Solid Farm Shed

26 October 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are a DIY enthusiast, you have probably considered constructing a shed on your own, since they do not require complex floor plans. Nevertheless, few people put much thought into building a durable shed. Instead, they focus more on getting the structure erected. Below are some tips that you can use for DIY construction of a durable farm shed. A solid foundation is important A mistake some amateur DIY enthusiasts make is not taking the time to create a foundation for their shed. Read More …

Sheep Metal Ducting: Three Practical Precautions for Installing Your Pipework

26 October 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are planning on installing ducting in your building, you should opt for sheet metal piping. Sheet metal is favourable over fibreboard and plastic alternatives because of its intrinsic strength. In simple terms, this type of ducting is not vulnerable to distortion and damage due to mechanical stress and impact. In addition, sheet metal piping is clean and hypoallergenic. The ducting will not cause the release of harmful fibrous particles during usage. Read More …