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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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Dealing With Bee Allergies: How to Keep Bees Out of Your Garden

24 October 2019
 Categories: , Blog

If someone in your family is allergic to bee stings, then you'll do your best to keep them away from bees. However, this isn't always easy. You can't predict when a bee will come along. This can be a headache outdoors. For example, if you like spending time in your garden, then you may worry that the person with the allergy will come across a bee that is after some of your plants. Read More …

Concrete Sealing 101: Key Steps Involved in the Concrete Sealing Process

10 October 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Owing to its incredible strength and durability, concrete is one of the most widely used paving materials. But this is not to say that the material doesn't need protection. When the surface of concrete paving is exposed to the elements, such as rain, snow, UV light, and salts, it may suffer from cracking, scaling, and other concrete problems. This may compromise the structural soundness of the paved structure.  Concrete sealing is designed to protect concrete surfaces from the elements, thus preventing costly damage to the concrete and increasing its durability. Read More …

Land Division Considerations for Homesteading

31 August 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When you think about homesteading, you may think about one large piece of property. The truth is that there are times when you will need to subdivide the land. For example, you may want to turn part of the homestead into a commercial farm. This would mean having areas that are for production while others are for sales. Taking on this type of change on your homestead would require land division. Read More …

Will A Knockdown Rebuild Be Right For You?

20 August 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

There is a myriad of reasons why you could be contemplating moving house. However, are you thinking of moving because you are fed up with the design of your house but are happy with the neighbourhood? If that is the reason, you are better off deliberating on a knockdown rebuild. As the name implies, this construction process involved razing down the original house to make way for a new home. And while this may sound absurd at the onset, it is actually a more cost-efficient and convenient solution that is steadily being adopted by Aussies! Read More …

Constructing Your First Home? Install Skylight Windows In These Rooms

23 July 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Custom home construction is incredibly exciting as you get the chance to integrate all the features you have wanted for your dream house. From extra rooms to multiple storeys, as long as your budget is permissive, you have the freedom to make your vision come to life. But while major changes are what most people concentrate on, you should consider minor inclusions that will have a massive impact on the entire feel of your house. Read More …