Carrie's Construction Tips

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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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Do You Need to Arrange Bitumen Spray Sealing?

24 August 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When you want to surface a driveway, car park or any outdoor area there are several surface materials that you could use, but bitumen will always be near the top of the list. Bitumen is a resilient surface material that is perfect for many things, whether you want to drive or walk across it. However, you may be concerned about whether bitumen surfaces are not very long-lasting. Some bitumen surfaces develop holes or become uneven after a few years. Read More …

4 Reasons Why Domestic Wastewater Treatment Is Important

12 July 2021
 Categories: , Blog

Water is a scarce resource. But since it is an essential daily requirement, there is a need to devise alternative ways of obtaining clean water. One way to achieve that is by treating and recycling the wastewater from your kitchen and bathroom. By considering domestic wastewater treatment, you will enjoy the following benefits: 1. It Saves You Money If maintained correctly, a domestic wastewater treatment system can serve you for more than a decade. Read More …

The 4 Reasons to Invest in Commercial Concrete Leveling Services

7 June 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Concrete floors are popular in many commercial properties because of their sturdiness. You will also find this flooring on sidewalks, driveways and pool decks. But despite concrete being strong, it is subjected to environmental pressures such as high foot traffic and heavy loads. Because of that, it may crack, sink or expand. Luckily, you can restore the original appeal of your concrete floor through concrete levelling services. Below are four benefits you will likely accrue from commercial concreting. Read More …

How can a civil works company help you?

26 April 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Almost every building project is a team effort. There will be someone to draw up the initial design. Someone else will carry out the necessary surveys. Another person will submit the plans for approval. Finally, there will be teams involved in the construction work as the project takes shape on the ground. When dealing with large civil works, the number of people can grow exponentially with multiple stakeholders involved at every stage of the project. Read More …

Factors to Take Into Account When Selecting External Cladding for Your Custom Home Build

19 March 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When wrapping up the construction of your custom home build, one of the finishing touches you should never underrate is the type of external cladding that will be installed. Although some people think that the only purpose that external cladding systems serve is to keep their walls free from grime, the reality is that it does so much more! Not only does external cladding function to provide your property with a layer of protection against moisture and UV exposure but it also works to enhance the structure's mechanical strength. Read More …