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.


4 Reasons House Frames Need Green Instead of Dried Timber

19 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The frame of a house is obviously one of its most important elements. While some construction companies are switching over to metal, timber remains the most popular choice, and that means you'll need to choose between either green timber or dried timber. The difference between the two is easy enough to grasp. Green timber will have been cut recently and given no opportunity to season. In contrast, dried timber will have been left to season or will be dried manually. Read More …

Residential Security: Three Considerations for Ideal Surveillance Camera Selection

18 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are planning on improving security in your home, you should think about installing a CCTV system. These components will discourage burglars and robbers from intruding on your property. If an unauthorised person does infiltrate your home, they will be captured on camera. Also, the improvement of home security through surveillance might afford you better insurance premium rates. There are numerous products to consider when you decide to purchase home security cameras. Read More …

What to Do When a Light Bulb Keeps Blowing

17 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Have you ever had a fixture that kept blowing your bulbs every other week? This can be incredibly frustrating and costly depending on how often you have to buy a new bulb. While most people claim that bulbs blow because of faulty wiring, it turns out that your installation may have nothing to do with that annoying occurrence. So what exactly causes bulb burnouts and what can you do to change that? Read More …

Installing Internet Services? Choose Fibre Optic over Copper Cabling

17 October 2017
 Categories: , Blog

When it comes to data cabling services, copper data cables have been the ubiquitous option in the Australian market. Firstly, copper cables are economical, making them cost-efficient for both residences and business alike. Secondly, since copper cables are already pre-existent in numerous buildings, they are convenient when you are only looking to extend your network. Nevertheless, this does mean that they are the best choice as digitisation continues to expand. The latest entrant in the market is fibre optic cabling, and it is proving to be more advantageous than traditional copper cabling. Read More …

How to Choose the Best Portaloo Hire Agency in Repton, Australia

16 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When holding an event or having some temporary construction work, portaloo hire is unavoidable. It is for this reason that you will need to get some of the best portaloo hire services to sort out your call of nature. Here are some of the things that you should consider when intending to choose a portaloo hire agency for your events. Reputation When choosing the best portaloo hire agency, it is important to check on the reputation. Read More …