Building a New Home

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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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Follow These Tips When Selecting the Most Appropriate Abrasive Sand Blasting Media

5 November 2018
 Categories: , Blog

Grit blasting has become the most popular method of removing old media from surfaces and covering them with new and better media. The process is also used to remove rust and grime from surfaces before preparing the surfaces for painting. Some of the most common blasting mediums include bead blasting, hydro blasting, bristle blasting, automated blasting and many others. Picking one from the many blasting mediums available in the market may seem a little complicated. Read More …

Follow these 3 Tips for Successful Guided Drilling

4 November 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Directional drilling has been in existence for almost a century. The technique developed when the oil and gas industry made it possible for more than one well to be dug out of the same bore. Over the years, advances in technology have made the drilling technique the go-to process when one needs to handle serious drilling tasks. The process is highly specialised, and there are particular rules and regulations to follow for success. Read More …

2 ways to prevent disruptions and delays during your renovation project

3 November 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you want to minimise the risk of your renovation project being negatively affected by delays and disruptions, you should keep the following advice in mind. 1. Test for asbestos at least a month before your renovation  If the property that you will be renovating was built during the early to late 20th century, it is possible that some parts of it (such as the cement in the foundation or the tiles in the ceiling) may feature a carcinogenic material called asbestos. Read More …

The Types And Benefits Of Frosted Glass

1 November 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Frosted glass can be used in many different ways in the home: for shower screens, bathroom windows, glass-panelled doors and also in countless other spaces. The cloudiness of the glass not only provides privacy but it also beautifully decorates rooms. Two methods are commonly used to create the frosty effect. Acid-Etched Glass Acid etching is a technique wherein an acid, usually hydrofluoric acid, is applied to the glass surface; the acid reacts with the glass, corroding and pitting one side. Read More …

2 tips for those who want to renovate a house with a damaged foundation

1 November 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If the foundation of the house that you plan to renovate has sustained damage, here are a few tips that you might find helpful. 1. Tackle the source of the damage before having the foundation underpinned If the damage that the foundation has sustained has rendered it structurally unstable, you will probably have to arrange to have it underpinned by a tradesperson who specialises in house underpinning. This process involves fitting solid columns (which are usually made from steel) into the foundation. Read More …