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.


Two mistakes to avoid making when building a house for the first time

25 February 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you will be building a house for the first time, here are some serious mistakes that you must try to avoid making during this process. Laying the concrete foundation without professional assistance With so much free information about house construction available online, it is now possible for most people to carry out a wide range of building work, without the need for a lot of professional help. However, there are still certain parts of the construction process that you should not try to undertake yourself. Read More …

Important Considerations for Freezer Room Construction

30 January 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Freezer room construction services operate to design and construct cold storage facilities for a range of applications. These applications include restaurants, super markets, retail outlets and much more. The demand for cold storage facilities is increasing as the population grows and more and more food and beverage outlets are opening. The freezer rooms are constructed according to the client's needs, meaning that they can be customised with additional features.  Features of freezer rooms Read More …

Why Marine Transport Is the Right Shipping Choice for Your Business

7 January 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Marine transport is one of the oldest and most well established means of transport; it is also one of the most reliable. For many of us, cargo vessels being unloaded at the port is the image we first think of when freight forwarding comes to mind, yet when it actually comes to shipping goods where they are needed, it is tempting to book an air journey without considering the other options. Read More …

How Many RCDs Should You Install Before Selling Your Home?

13 December 2018
 Categories: , Blog

Before you sell your home, you may need to do some work on it. While you may do some work to improve the value of the property or to make it look more attractive to buyers, some work is essential. For example, if your home is an older property that was built before certain electrical safety standards came into play, then it may not have RCD safety switches installed. These switches go on electrical circuits to protect you from shocks when you are using electrical products or appliances. Read More …

4 Reasons You Should Use Reclaimed Timber for Your Internal Doors

15 October 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Timber internal doors add a touch of class to any property, and they also come with a host of practical benefits. Of course, there's no reason to stick with virgin timber for your doors. Here are just four reasons to use reclaimed timber instead. 1. You Want Added Character Use virgin timber planks for your internal doors and they'll all look the same. In contrast, reclaimed timber offers plenty of character. Read More …