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.


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 …

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

2 May 2018
 Categories: , Blog

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
 Categories: , Blog

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 …