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.


Building A New Home? How To Avoid Problems With Your Wastewater Treatment System

28 March 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you're in the process of building a new home, you also need to design a new wastewater treatment system. You might think that designing a wastewater treatment system will be an easy process, but that may not be the whole truth. In fact, issues with your wastewater treatment system could result in serious problems for you down the road. That's where the information described here comes in handy. Here are four steps that will help you avoid problems with your new residential wastewater treatment system. Read More …

Are you thinking about installing a pool?

24 January 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Have you been considering the benefits of adding a pool to your property? You may have recently visited family and enjoyed the freedom to swim whenever you wished, or your neighbour may have recently installed a pool and you have been wondering if you could build something similar. There are many reasons you might want to install a pool, but pool construction is something you must get right as it can't easily be changed in the future. Read More …

Window Tinting Your Commercial Building: Why You Should Consider It

29 November 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Using glass as a building material comes with many benefits. Generally, improved lighting and aesthetics are the primary advantages of glass buildings. However, if you choose the right type of glass, you will enjoy other benefits, including longevity, ease of cleaning and maintenance, rust and moisture resistance, colour versatility, UV stability, etc. Therefore, if you are looking for an innovative way to improve your commercial building, tinted glass is a good place to start. Read More …

Scaffolding Hire Tips

12 October 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

One of the easiest ways to manage construction costs is hiring, rather than buying, expensive equipment needed for short-term use. Scaffolding hire often seems to be a straightforward process for contractors and DIY enthusiasts. The truth is, failure to conduct due diligence and thorough project assessments could lead to downtime and disappointments once you hire the scaffolding. Below is an extract discussing what to consider when renting a scaffold.  Conduct Thorough Project Assessments Read More …

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 …