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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What You Need to Know About Aerobic and Anaerobic Domestic Treatment Systems

2 May 2018
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When it comes to domestic treatment systems, one of the major decisions you will have to make is choosing between an aerobic and an anaerobic treatment system. Each of these systems functions differently and has its own pros and cons. Aerobic treatment systems use bacteria that need oxygen to break down the waste that's within the wastewater, which means that there is the need for constant circulation of air throughout the treatment tank. Read More …

Uncovering the Truth Behind Rising Damp

3 April 2018
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Once you are a homeowner, you quickly learn that there are a few structural problems that you never want your property to succumb to. A major issue that should have you seeking immediate remediation is rising damp. The tricky thing about rising damp is that it happens gradually over a prolonged period, so by the time you realise your property is affected, it will have already left a wake of destruction in its path. Read More …

Unique Ways for Construction Project Managers to Lower Demolition Costs

21 March 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

To most people, demolition work seems like a less expensive undertaking because to them the process involves knocking down walls and floors 'haphazardly'. However, nothing could be further from the truth. A lot of planning goes into demolition projects, and this is the reason construction contractors leave that kind of work to professionals. Before hiring the services of a demolition contractor, construction project managers must first have an estimate of the costs to be incurred. Read More …

Fencing Contractors do more than just Installing Fences

1 February 2018
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When you think of a fencing contractor, you often visualise a professional who mainly focuses on installing different types of fences and boundary products. While it is certainly true that fencing contractors often work with wood, metal, and other types of fencing, it's also important not to forget that fencing contractors provide a wide variety of services to their clients in addition to fence installation. Most contractors are now experienced and capable of providing a wide range of services to cater to the outside of your home. Read More …

Why epoxy flooring is right for your premises

5 January 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are considering installing new flooring in all or part of your commercial or industrial building, then you should think about the advantages that an epoxy floor can offer you. Epoxy flooring is quick to install and has become a popular choice for warehouses, laboratories, beverage plants and similar industrial buildings as it provides a smooth, attractive high gloss surface that is hard wearing and low maintenance. Here are the four great reasons to choose epoxy flooring for your premises. Read More …