Tips to Consider When Protecting External Timber Cladding

26 January 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Are you planning to buy timber for use as external cladding on your home? Read on and learn some of the useful tips that you should keep in mind when you are applying a surface protection coating to protect that timber from the elements. Timing is Important Some types of timber, such as timber from softwoods, can become friable if it is left exposed to the elements for some time before a surface coating is applied. Read More 

Is it cheaper to smash out the window or call a locksmith?

23 January 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

It really is incredible how many people don't know this. Granted, some people panic when they lock themselves out and aren't thinking of the financial cost, but let's look at why you should almost always opt for a mobile locksmith. (We say almost, as there are some rare exceptions that are covered in the final paragraph.) One reason that people do decide to break a window instead of calling a mobile locksmith (besides the reasons of panicking or mistakenly thinking it's cheaper to break a window) is that they think they can get in quicker, leaving the broken glass as tomorrow's problem. Read More 

Should You Repair or Replace Your Floor Trusses?

15 July 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Floor trusses are incredible support systems that help keep the floor sturdy and durable. Open web trusses are used to run HVAC, plumbing and electric wiring through the floor and out of sight without compromising the structural integrity of the floor. Most floor trusses are usually made from wood or timber and are bound to require repairs or replacement at some point. How do you determine whether you need to repair or replace your current floor trusses? Read More 

Home Extensions: Why You Should Consider Your Neighbours Before Applying for Building Approval

12 July 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

You may need to think about your neighbours as you plan for a home extension. Such consideration may increase your chances of getting building approval from the local planning authority. This article discusses some of the aspects that you should consider including in your building plan so that you address the possible interests of your neigbours. Utility Lines Some home extensions, such as building an extra room, may require extra space to accommodate additional plumbing features, such as sewer lines. Read More 

Building a verandah or carport with a pitched roof has added use

6 July 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Usually a carport and a verandah will have a flat roof, because this is the most practical and usually cost-effective alternative. It is possible, though, for you to choose to have a pitched roof over your verandah and carport. The relatively higher cost of a pitched roof has its own added value for you as the homeowner, because it opens the possibility of space that can be used for aesthetic or practical reasons. Read More