2018

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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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How Many RCDs Should You Install Before Selling Your Home?

13 December 2018
 Categories: , Blog

Before you sell your home, you may need to do some work on it. While you may do some work to improve the value of the property or to make it look more attractive to buyers, some work is essential. For example, if your home is an older property that was built before certain electrical safety standards came into play, then it may not have RCD safety switches installed. These switches go on electrical circuits to protect you from shocks when you are using electrical products or appliances. Read More …

4 Reasons You Should Use Reclaimed Timber for Your Internal Doors

15 October 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Timber internal doors add a touch of class to any property, and they also come with a host of practical benefits. Of course, there's no reason to stick with virgin timber for your doors. Here are just four reasons to use reclaimed timber instead. 1. You Want Added Character Use virgin timber planks for your internal doors and they'll all look the same. In contrast, reclaimed timber offers plenty of character. Read More …

Finding the Perfect Custom Builder for Your Home: Key Things to Consider

28 September 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Finding a custom builder for your home can be an exciting experience. However, it might not be as straightforward as it seems. You need to evaluate your options carefully by considering some crucial factors first. For instance, you'll want to consider the builder's reputation, experience and previous work. References from your friends or family can also come in handy. While these aspects are crucial in choosing a new home contractor, they may not be enough in helping you find the right one. Read More …

3 Upgrades for Your Tennis Court Construction Project

3 August 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Designing the ideal tennis court for your home landscape can take time. You want to make sure that the tennis court is suitable for your play style. You also want to make sure that the tennis court fits your landscape as well as your budget. The design planning stage is the ideal time to look over possible upgrades that would benefit you and your enjoyment of your completed tennis court. Here are three upgrades you should consider and what you need to know about each one. Read More …

Town Planning: Think About People Living With Dementia in Your Town

27 June 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When it comes to designing a town or city, one needs to think about the occupants of the town and how the various structures, streets and amenities contribute to improving their quality of life. One of the things that you should take into consideration is how the town's design affects people living with dementia. These are people whose thinking capacity has significantly reduced, and they tend to forget things often. A complex town design can frustrate such individuals as they will find it hard to manoeuvre the streets and access buildings. Read More …