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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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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 …

Comparison between Wood Carports and Metal Carports

26 September 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Weather elements such as snow, hail, ice, rain and the sun can take a toll on cars. For this reason, leaving your car parked outside for long hours without protecting it from inclement weather elements can significantly reduce the resell value of the vehicle.  Constructing a carport is a popular way of protecting cars from the weather and reducing the rate of vehicular damage. If you are thinking about constructing a carport in your home, you should be aware that not all carports are the same. Read More …