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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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Trenchless Drilling: Understanding Your Options for Locating Underground Utilities

30 September 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are planning on installing underground pipes in your property, you should think about using trenchless drilling or directional boring. This technique is more favourable than open excavation because it does not require trenching. In simple terms, there will be less damage to your landscape, the hazards will be fewer, and the project will be completed within a shorter period. On the other hand, this method poses a significant concern: the location of underground utilities. Read More …

Two Reasons to Use Metal Roofing Materials When Building a House

28 September 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you intend to build a house and want to ensure that it will remain in excellent condition for several decades, you should consider using metal roofing materials to construct the property's roof. Read on to find out why. It will place less pressure on the building's framework The framework of a house is arguably its most important feature. It serves as the building's 'skeleton'. If the framework sustains damage, the entire property's lifespan will be shortened. Read More …

How to Safely Store Explosives

27 September 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Sometimes you must destroy in order to create. If you have been given the task of constructing a new structure where an old building currently stands, you may need to demolish the old building using explosive charges. Because purchasing explosive material isn't something you can do at the drop of a hat, you will want to have a store of explosive material ready for use if you are commissioned to demolish a building. Read More …

Maintaining Safety During Winching Operations: 3 Top Tips

27 September 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are about to start work on your first high-level construction job, there is one piece of kit you will certainly need — a winch. Winches are useful for quickly lifting heavy loads of bricks, tiles and other materials up the side of a structure so your construction crew can use them to continue the building work. However, if you are unfamiliar with using winches, you may not be aware of the risks they can create. Read More …

Are Window Security Films Exclusively Used For Security?

26 September 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Security window films are primarily considered for one application only – reinforcing window glass. This application is okay, considering that their name does state that this is their function. However, if homeowners have already invested in tempered glass or double-glazed windows, they may assume that they have no use for these security films. The truth is they would be wrong. Security window films afford homeowners a wide array of benefits that would enhance various aspects of their lifestyle. Read More …