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.


Will A Knockdown Rebuild Be Right For You?

20 August 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

There is a myriad of reasons why you could be contemplating moving house. However, are you thinking of moving because you are fed up with the design of your house but are happy with the neighbourhood? If that is the reason, you are better off deliberating on a knockdown rebuild. As the name implies, this construction process involved razing down the original house to make way for a new home. And while this may sound absurd at the onset, it is actually a more cost-efficient and convenient solution that is steadily being adopted by Aussies! Read More …

Constructing Your First Home? Install Skylight Windows In These Rooms

23 July 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Custom home construction is incredibly exciting as you get the chance to integrate all the features you have wanted for your dream house. From extra rooms to multiple storeys, as long as your budget is permissive, you have the freedom to make your vision come to life. But while major changes are what most people concentrate on, you should consider minor inclusions that will have a massive impact on the entire feel of your house. Read More …

The Main Types of Pressure Valves That You Can Consider

9 July 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When the pressure in a piece of equipment like pressure vessels or boilers continues to increase beyond a particular value, the buildup of excess pressure can cause a catastrophic failure to the machine. To keep this from happening, pressure relief valves are used to help predetermine set pressures, and this protects the equipment as it helps relieve excess pressure. Here are the different types of relief valves that protect equipment like boilers and pressure vessels from excess pressure: Read More …

Why You Need to Avoid Making Your Own Packing Materials

27 May 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you run a business that involves shipping materials consistently or even on an occasional basis, you might be tempted to make your own packing materials or recycle older materials for your shipping needs. While you might save a bit of money this way, there are many reasons to avoid DIY packing crates and pallets or recycled materials for packing and shipping. Note a few of those reasons here so you make the best decisions when it comes to shipping your materials and ensure they always arrive in good condition. Read More …

Upgrade Options During Concrete Kerbing Renovations

24 May 2019
 Categories: , Blog

One of the landscaping tasks that homeowners may face is renovating and repairing concrete kerbing. Your initial reaction to this issue is likely to replace what is currently in place with the same style. Though this may be an easy option, it doesn't update or change the kerb appeal of your landscape. Here are some upgrade options to consider when you are facing kerbing renovations. Concrete Kerbing Colour One of the main upgrades you can make to your concrete kerbing during a renovation is changing the colour. Read More …