2017

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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.

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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 …

Tips on Choosing the Right Paint Colours for Your Home Renovation

6 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When talking about home remodelling, so many things can spring to mind. If you are considering giving your house interiors a fresh coat of paint, one of the important things you'll need to decide on is your paint colours. However, with so many paint colours available on the market, picking the right colours for your home remodelling can be overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you with choosing the right paint colour for your home when doing home renovations: Read More …

Things that Site Analysis May Reveal

5 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Prior to commencing the construction process, site analysis is a must within the construction industry. In most cases, the homeowners want to ignore this process, yet it is important for them to know what may emerge from the results. The results of the site analysis can at times make it difficult for construction to be done as planned or may even affect the budget of the construction. Here are some of the things that site analysis is likely to reveal. Read More …

Why Timber Wall Frames are increasingly dominating the Construction Sites

4 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you take a walk in most suburbs of Sydney or perhaps Melbourne, one notices that there is increasing preference of using timber wall frames and trusses in construction. Anyone who is considering to use timber wall frames and the timber frame trusses would definitely carry out a comparison to alternatives in the market, mainly the brick and block construction. Here are some reasons why the timber wall frames and trusses are preferred: Read More …