construction--contractors

Tips For Taking Care of Your Decking Timber

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If you have a deck that is made of timber, you need to make sure you take good care of it. Wood makes for a beautiful deck with a warm ambiance, but it is also prone to damage that other materials are not susceptible to. To help your deck last a long time, follow these essential maintenance and care tips. Keep the Deck Clean Since water can damage a wood deck, it is tempting to not ever wash it, but this is still important to do.

15 August 2016

Top 3 Mistakes in the Construction Industry

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Construction is a complicated process involving lots of labour and material, whether in the commercial sector or home building. Despite this, the demand for construction is ever increasing, and the number of those involved in the construction business is on the rise. This creates stiff competition, and those seeking construction services are spoilt for choice. If you are in the construction industry and want to stay on top of your game, here are some mistakes you should avoid.

15 August 2016

Avoid DIY Disasters by Bringing in Expert Building Assistance

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It's often tempting to carry out home renovations and repairs yourself. At first glance, it looks like going it alone can save you money, provide complete creative control and be a rewarding experience. But that's just at first glance. When you actually get bogged down in the project itself, things can start to become a whole lot more complex. DIY projects have a habit of becoming domestic disasters. That's not to say you shouldn't carry out the work yourself.

15 August 2016

Insulated Concrete Tilt Up Panels: The Sustainable Option for Home Builders

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Tilt up construction is a fast and simple construction method where site-cast concrete panels are cut in various sizes, shapes, and patterns according to the building plans. The panels or slabs are then raised into position around the building's perimeter. Concrete tilt up panels are very attractive for homes and commercial buildings as they offer efficient and quality at economical price ranges. Here is what you should know. Difference between tilt up panels and precast concrete

12 August 2016

What you should know about underpinning a house

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If you are in the market for a new house, you might find one that is slightly older and needs help with the foundation. This process is called underpinning, where the house is renovated in a way that provides better support for the foundation. Here are some things you should know about the underpinning process before you buy a home that needs underpinning to be done. There Are Many Reasons Underpinning is Done

11 August 2016

Building Residential Homes and Structures With Recycled Plastic Products

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There are many consumers who are concerned about the use of plastics and the best ways to build an environmentally sustainable home. Luckily, these two seemingly unrelated issues can be solved by using some of the new and innovative building materials made from recycled plastic building materials. Here are some of the advantages of using recycled plastic building materials.  Naturally rodent proof For people who live in areas with high levels of mice, rats, and other rodents, using a rodent proof material can be very important.

10 August 2016

How to Reduce Your Energy Bills While Using Your Air Conditioner

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Running your air conditioner helps to cool off your home and keep your family comfortable during the hot days of summer, but they can also cause your energy bill to spike considerably. Luckily, there are ways to be comfortable and cool, but not suffer quite as much. Here are some tips for saving money even while using your air conditioner. Replace the Air Filter To start with, you need to make sure your air conditioner is providing you with efficient air when you turn it on.

10 August 2016

Important Financial Considerations When Building On A 'Knock Down' Site

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'Knock down' is a recently-coined term that refers to self-build plots where a new property will be built on the site of an existing one.  Although it often makes sense to replace an old, tumble-down house with a brand new eco-home, there are some potentially-overlooked financial implications that you should take into consideration before you instruct your contractors to start the demolition work. Read on for some helpful information. Financial implications

8 August 2016

Can Fire Doors Be Made From Glass?

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Thinking of installing a fire door in your residential, commercial or industrial premises? Fire doors come in a variety of shapes, makes and sizes to suit your doorways. But can you install a glass door that's also fire resistant? Fire doors can be both a necessity in some buildings and an additional safety feature in others and can provide life-saving fire, heat and smoke protection in the event of a fire or emergency.

8 August 2016

Benefits of Having a Precast Concrete Commercial Building

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If you are looking to have a commercial building built, you might currently be in the beginning planning stages. One thing to decide early on is what materials to use for your commercial building. Concrete is becoming a popular option, especially in terms of precast concrete. This includes building elements that are made beforehand in a factory, then transported to the building site to complete the structure. Here are some benefits of using this method.

5 August 2016