How to Extend Your Property

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How to Extend Your Property

Hello, my name is Danny and this is my new blog. I live in Sydney, Australia in my dream property. When I bought this house, it wasn't my dream at all but I could see that the place had potential. When I first saw the place, I knew it had potential but it was a little small. I bought it and decided to extend the kitchen and dining room out into the yard. I am not a construction professional so I had no idea how to do this. Thankfully, my friend recommended a fantastic contractor who helped me plan the work and then completed the work in super quick time. I learnt a lot so I would like to share it here.

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How to Use a Tool Belt to Your Advantage on Your First Residential Carpentry Job

19 May 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Coming straight out of residential carpentry school and going into your first placement job can be a bit intimidating. There is always a lot going on in a project, as seasoned residential carpenters in the group seem to perform their duties off the cuff. As a novice, it might be hard to go about your first professional job without making a few mistakes. Such a feeling is normal, but there are steps you can take to minimize the chances of making a carpentry mistake. Read More …

Why a Truck Bed Cover Is an Important Investment in Your Pick-Up Truck

19 May 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Many construction site managers or foremen like to use pick-up trucks to facilitate easy transport to, fro and around their jobsites. The compact size of these utility vehicles makes them convenient to operate even in tight places and they provide a separate truck bed for storage. To get optimal service from their pick-up trucks, construction site managers need to equip the vehicles with the right accessories. A truck bed cover is one of the most essential accessories for pick-up trucks. Read More …

Classification of Excavators by Size

19 May 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Civil works contractors are the construction professionals responsible for carrying out excavation works at different construction project locations. Most excavations are large jobs that call for the use of construction machinery called excavators. All excavators are generally used to dig out earth and move it elsewhere and, they comprise the arm, the boom, the bucket, the undercarriage, and the control/operator's cab as the major components. Regardless of these similarities, all excavators are not built the same in all aspects. Read More …

3 Benefits of Hiring a Professional Concrete Pumping Contractor

19 May 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are currently carrying out a home renovation project which requires fresh concrete, you may be thinking about mixing and spreading the concrete yourself. However, if you are not highly skilled at working with wet concrete, this could spell disaster. Instead, you should consider hiring a concrete pumping service. Below is a guide to 3 benefits of using a concrete pumping service. Faster pouring If you attempt to pour concrete yourself, it is likely that some of it will begin to dry out while it is travelling through the pumping pipes. Read More …

Turning a Carport Into a Shady Play Area for Kids: Tips and Ideas

28 September 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you've decided to put in a carport to create a sunny place for your kids to play, you may want to keep a few special tips in mind. Wondering how your design should differ from a standard carport? Here are some issues to consider: 1. Create soft flooring. In many cases, carports are placed over slabs of concrete. If you are modifying an existing carport to turn it into a kids' play area, you can put some foam mats on the concrete to provide a bit of cushion underfoot. Read More …