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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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The Main Types of Pressure Valves That You Can Consider

9 July 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When the pressure in a piece of equipment like pressure vessels or boilers continues to increase beyond a particular value, the buildup of excess pressure can cause a catastrophic failure to the machine. To keep this from happening, pressure relief valves are used to help predetermine set pressures, and this protects the equipment as it helps relieve excess pressure. Here are the different types of relief valves that protect equipment like boilers and pressure vessels from excess pressure: Read More …

Why You Need to Avoid Making Your Own Packing Materials

27 May 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you run a business that involves shipping materials consistently or even on an occasional basis, you might be tempted to make your own packing materials or recycle older materials for your shipping needs. While you might save a bit of money this way, there are many reasons to avoid DIY packing crates and pallets or recycled materials for packing and shipping. Note a few of those reasons here so you make the best decisions when it comes to shipping your materials and ensure they always arrive in good condition. Read More …

Upgrade Options During Concrete Kerbing Renovations

24 May 2019
 Categories: , Blog

One of the landscaping tasks that homeowners may face is renovating and repairing concrete kerbing. Your initial reaction to this issue is likely to replace what is currently in place with the same style. Though this may be an easy option, it doesn't update or change the kerb appeal of your landscape. Here are some upgrade options to consider when you are facing kerbing renovations. Concrete Kerbing Colour One of the main upgrades you can make to your concrete kerbing during a renovation is changing the colour. Read More …

Why a Custom-Built Home Is Right for You

30 April 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

A home is a major life investment for many people. The fact that you can build an abode that matches your exact requirements and preferences is a luring prospect for many. Many houses are built standard to accommodate needs across many backgrounds and statuses. These houses are not usually the best fit for their owners.  With that said, here are some reasons why you should engage a custom home contractor. Read More …

Custom House Design: Three Core Guidelines for Drafting Your Floor Plans

16 April 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The process of designing and drafting the perfect floor plan is complex and challenging. Therefore, if you are planning on building a unique custom house, you should choose an experienced draftsperson for the design and drawing tasks. This expert will help you create the best residential floor plan for your family. However, you should not neglect personal participation if you have some ideas. In simple terms, if you have a vision in your mind, you should draft a rough floor plan and have your specialist incorporate the details in your official design. Read More …