About Me
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.


Building Your Dream Home: The Benefits of Custom Built Homes

7 September 2023
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When it comes to finding the perfect home, everyone has different preferences. Some people prefer a traditional-style house with classic features, while others prefer a modern, minimalist design. Luckily, with custom-built homes, you get to call the shots. From the shape and size to the materials used in construction, you have complete control over every aspect of your new house. So, if you're in the market for a new home, here are some of the benefits of investing in a custom-built home. Read More …

Essential Guide for Homeowners: The ABCs of Residential Asbestos Removal

5 June 2023
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Asbestos, a group of six naturally occurring minerals, was commonly used in Australian homes built before the 1980s due to its resistance to heat, fire and chemical damage. However, asbestos fibres are harmful to human health, leading to diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis when inhaled. Therefore, proper asbestos removal is crucial for maintaining a safe living environment. If you are contemplating buying a home that may contain asbestos, this guide will walk you through the ABCs of residential asbestos removal for homeowners in Australia. Read More …

On The Right Track: The Benefits Of Hi-Rail For Construction Work

1 March 2023
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Hi-rail, also known as high-rail, is a type of vehicle that can travel on both roads and railway tracks. Hi-rail vehicles are commonly used in the construction industry to transport workers, equipment and materials to and from railway worksites. In this article, we will explore what hi-rail is, when and why it's needed and how to access it.  What Is Hi-Rail?  Hi-rail vehicles are modified road vehicles that can operate on railway tracks. Read More …

Commercial Drainage: Three Planning Guidelines for Installing Channels

21 December 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Poor drainage in commercial and industrial properties can cause numerous problems and complications for the business. For instance, if the stormwater cannot flow out efficiently, the property will be vulnerable to flooding. Also, stagnation on the surfaces due to runoff increases the risk of structural deterioration due to water damage. Therefore, you must choose a reliable approach to promoting the efficient management of surface water. Channel drains provide the perfect solution for preventing the accumulation of runoff around your property. Read More …

Everything You Should Know About Getting Adjustable Steel Stumps for Your Home

12 October 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

In the past, when a construction project called for an elevated floor, the construction team would have to use timber, concrete or blocks as piers. However, the stumps had a fixed height and didn't need any modifications. Then, designers and engineers introduced steel stumps, and it became possible to adjust the building height to achieve a level subfloor. It is now possible to use a shifter to change the length of the stump and make it several inches taller or shorter, depending on your needs. Read More …