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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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3 Tips For Creating A Modern Yet Classic Exterior Paint Colour Palette With Your Own Unique Twist

12 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Repainting your home's exterior is a fast and highly effective way to freshen up and modernise the overall look. Choosing the right colours is crucial for creating a stylish and contemporary look that will still fit in with and complement the standard palette of your neighbourhood. Here are three tips for choosing exterior paint colours that are beautiful and classic with your own unique twist. 1. Add splashes of colour Read More …

New Houses: Simple Guidelines on Enhancing Your Entrance Door Security

12 October 2017
 Categories: , Blog

There are numerous issues that you must consider after moving into a new home. One of these critical elements is the security of your entryways. If your door locks are not secure and reliable, you could expose your home to unauthorised intrusion. The former owners might have given their friends, relatives and neighbours a copy of their keys. Moreover, the real estate office might still have access. Some of these individuals could misuse the duplicates. Read More …

Why There Is an Increasing Demand for Dry Boat Storage at Marinas

12 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When it comes to marina construction, people will typically associate these structures with docks where they would have to rope in their boats to keep them secure. Although conventional marina building exclusively provided this functionality, there has been a steady increase in marina builders that incorporate dry boat storage in their structure. Dry boat storage is providing a pocket-friendly solution for people who may not afford premium marina fees. Moreover, dry boat storage also offers an array of other advantages that you would not enjoy by docking your boat directly at the marina. Read More …

Splashbacks to Consider to Spruce up Your Kitchen

10 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The kitchen is one of the rooms in your home that will start to show signs of degradation faster than other areas of your home. With the consistent use that it is exposed to, surfaces and walls will develop stains, cracks and more. Therefore, it should not be surprising that this room will need cosmetic renovations from time to time. Nonetheless, updating the appearance of your kitchen does not have to be a big budget project. Read More …

What Kinds of Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners Are Available?

10 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you want to install an air conditioning system that can provide heat and cool your home, you need to consider a reverse cycle air conditioning system. This type of air conditioning system involves cooling and heating a building with the same equipment — there's no need to install separate heating equipment because the cooling equipment doubles up as a heat pump on cold winter days.  So what types of reverse cycle air conditioners are there on the market? Read More …