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Carrie's Construction Tips

Welcome to my blog. I'm Carrie and I would like to share some of the top tips I have learnt about construction and repair work in the home. My passion is for buying old property and carrying out work on them to bring them into the 21st century. I started out doing this a couple of years ago. I used some money I had inherited to buy a wreck of a place and if I am honest, I didn't have a clue what I was doing. I was really lucky to find some great contractors who helped me out a lot and taught me lots of very cool things.

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Scaffolding Hire Tips

12 October 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

One of the easiest ways to manage construction costs is hiring, rather than buying, expensive equipment needed for short-term use. Scaffolding hire often seems to be a straightforward process for contractors and DIY enthusiasts. The truth is, failure to conduct due diligence and thorough project assessments could lead to downtime and disappointments once you hire the scaffolding. Below is an extract discussing what to consider when renting a scaffold.  Conduct Thorough Project Assessments Read More …

Do You Need to Arrange Bitumen Spray Sealing?

24 August 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When you want to surface a driveway, car park or any outdoor area there are several surface materials that you could use, but bitumen will always be near the top of the list. Bitumen is a resilient surface material that is perfect for many things, whether you want to drive or walk across it. However, you may be concerned about whether bitumen surfaces are not very long-lasting. Some bitumen surfaces develop holes or become uneven after a few years. Read More …

4 Reasons Why Domestic Wastewater Treatment Is Important

12 July 2021
 Categories: , Blog

Water is a scarce resource. But since it is an essential daily requirement, there is a need to devise alternative ways of obtaining clean water. One way to achieve that is by treating and recycling the wastewater from your kitchen and bathroom. By considering domestic wastewater treatment, you will enjoy the following benefits: 1. It Saves You Money If maintained correctly, a domestic wastewater treatment system can serve you for more than a decade. Read More …

The 4 Reasons to Invest in Commercial Concrete Leveling Services

7 June 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Concrete floors are popular in many commercial properties because of their sturdiness. You will also find this flooring on sidewalks, driveways and pool decks. But despite concrete being strong, it is subjected to environmental pressures such as high foot traffic and heavy loads. Because of that, it may crack, sink or expand. Luckily, you can restore the original appeal of your concrete floor through concrete levelling services. Below are four benefits you will likely accrue from commercial concreting. Read More …

How can a civil works company help you?

26 April 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Almost every building project is a team effort. There will be someone to draw up the initial design. Someone else will carry out the necessary surveys. Another person will submit the plans for approval. Finally, there will be teams involved in the construction work as the project takes shape on the ground. When dealing with large civil works, the number of people can grow exponentially with multiple stakeholders involved at every stage of the project. Read More …