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.


Why Fibre Optic Cabling Is the Perfect Replacement for Traditional Copper Cabling

16 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Fibre optic cables are a modern alternative to the copper cabling that was traditionally used to connect homes, offices and businesses to the telecommunications network. Unlike copper cabling, which consist of thick copper wires, fibre optic cables comprise several strands of ultra-thin optical fibres, through which communication signals in the form of light pulses can be transmitted over long distances. The current trend in Australia and many other developed countries across the world has been to phase out wired cabling by taking the fibre optic cabling route. Read More …

The Appropriate Asbestos Removal Process

16 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Asbestos is a material usually found in houses built in the 1970s or earlier. Over time, it was discovered to cause both cancerous and non-cancerous health issues over time. Therefore, it is prudent to eliminate it when renovating, remodeling or tearing down a home that has asbestos installed. Ensure that you call a professional asbestos removal company to carry out the work. While you might not be directly involved in the removal process, it is vital that you know and understand the appropriate removal process. Read More …

4 Reasons to Use Wood Laminate Over Genuine Timber for Your Bathroom Floor

16 October 2017
 Categories: , Blog

In most cases, people prefer natural timber over laminate wood flooring. However, those looking to add a wood floor to their bathroom should certainly consider using engineered laminate flooring over the genuine article, and here are just four important reasons why. 1. You Need it to Handle Moisture As you've probably already worked out, any flooring that goes in the bathroom needs to handle moisture. Even if you somehow don't manage to splash any water directly on the floor from your shower or bath, the steam from hot water is still going to leave moisture across the floor. Read More …

Why a Consultant Engineer Should Always Augment a Project’s Core Team

13 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Construction projects today are becoming more and more complex as the demands of investors and end-users increase exponentially. Developers are constantly looking to push the envelope in order to come up with an end product that is attractive, can sell well and will attract top dollar. With these complex projects comes an increase in demand for very skilled engineering input and this has led to an increase in the number of consulting engineers ready to offer assistance when needed. Read More …

3 Tips For Creating A Modern Yet Classic Exterior Paint Colour Palette With Your Own Unique Twist

12 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Repainting your home's exterior is a fast and highly effective way to freshen up and modernise the overall look. Choosing the right colours is crucial for creating a stylish and contemporary look that will still fit in with and complement the standard palette of your neighbourhood. Here are three tips for choosing exterior paint colours that are beautiful and classic with your own unique twist. 1. Add splashes of colour Read More …