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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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Things that Site Analysis May Reveal

5 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Prior to commencing the construction process, site analysis is a must within the construction industry. In most cases, the homeowners want to ignore this process, yet it is important for them to know what may emerge from the results. The results of the site analysis can at times make it difficult for construction to be done as planned or may even affect the budget of the construction. Here are some of the things that site analysis is likely to reveal. Read More …

Why Timber Wall Frames are increasingly dominating the Construction Sites

4 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you take a walk in most suburbs of Sydney or perhaps Melbourne, one notices that there is increasing preference of using timber wall frames and trusses in construction. Anyone who is considering to use timber wall frames and the timber frame trusses would definitely carry out a comparison to alternatives in the market, mainly the brick and block construction. Here are some reasons why the timber wall frames and trusses are preferred: Read More …

Why Your Garage Floor Needs an Epoxy Coating

3 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The garage is often not the main priority when it comes to home improvements and interior design. Thus, it typically has a dull concrete floor simply for functionality. Despite the durability of this material, unfinished concrete is prone to damage since the surface is raw. Before you know it, it succumbs to staining, cracking, crumbling and more due to the heavy-duty usage it is exposed to in the garage. You may want to consider installing a floor coating to prevent this. Read More …

Why Building a Custom Home Would Be Advantageous To You

2 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Whether you have outgrown your current residence or perhaps have received a sudden windfall to boost your finances, you may be considering the purchase of a new home. Rather than buy one that is already constructed, you should consider building your own property. Some people may be wary of undertaking such a project as they assume it will take too long and be filled with numerous obstacles along the way. The reality is that with proper planning and communication with your custom builders, you are bound to be more satisfied with a new home build. Read More …

Looking To Work From Home? Here Are Reasons to Design a Designated Office Space

2 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Working from home is something more and more people are gravitating toward as various professions embrace this digitised age. In recent years, business owners are finding that their staff can be just as productive in their homes rather than going to the office, which has translated into a decreased need for office space. Moreover, with the increasing number of freelancers in any given industry, working from home has become a necessity. Read More …