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Civil Construction Safety Tips

Civil construction involves the construction of infrastructures such as roads, tunnels, railway lines and bridges. Read this article for some civil construction safety tips. Initial Surveys Conduct an initial survey to understand site conditions that might affect the construction process. For instance, you may require local council documents to ensure the site does not have toxic minerals or dangerous materials such as asbestos. Also, you want to know whether the site has an effective stormwater drainage system. Read More 

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Doing Bitumen Spray Sealing

Just like any other part of your building, a driveway needs proper care and maintenance. Improper maintenance of your driveway can make your building look unkempt. And this, therefore, makes scheduling annual preventive maintenance of your driveway important. You can maintain your driveway in different ways. Bitumen spray sealing is one necessary maintenance process for driveways that helps in preventing the expansion of cracks. Handling the sealing project right way is important as it ensures a desirable outcome. Read More 

Are you going to work with timber?

When you are creating any product, then you could choose to build with stone, concrete, brick or wood. The choice you make will depend on a lot of factors including the nature of the product and how you will use it. One of the reasons that timber is so widely used by both professionals and hobbyists is that timber products can often be shaped or modified without expensive equipment. If you choose to work with concrete or brick, then you may need to bring in heavy machinery or purchase tools to carry out your work. Read More 

Understanding Brick Pavements, Driveways and Patios

Bricks are a great alternative to your concrete walkways, driveway and patio. They provide an attractive solution that is not only durable but has low maintenance as well. They can also act as an alternative to your timber patios that require high and expensive maintenance. Bricks can also be used on walls if you want unique designs. Read on to learn more about brick pavers.  1. Factors to Consider Before Laying and Choosing Bricks Read More 

How to Tell if Concrete Needs to Be Sealed Again

If you have an area of concrete around your home that hasn't been resealed for a few years, then the time may have come to have this done. Concrete sealants can last a long time if they are professionally applied; however, they won't last forever. If your sealant has degraded to the point where you need to replace it, then it's wise to do this as soon as you can. Sealants protect concrete surfaces so you want to keep the area topped up. Read More 

About Me

Building an Home Extension

Hello, my name is Wendy and this is my construction blog. I do not work in the construction industry myself, but I have spent the last 7 months of my life with construction workers and contractors as they designed and built an extension to my property. I had always dreamed of extending my home so we could enlarge the kitchen and have an additional bedroom on the second-floor. My husband always objected, but when I won some money on the lotto, he couldn't stop me. The contractors were really great and I got a real insight into the industry so I decided to start this blog.

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Civil Construction Safety Tips
6 October 2020

Civil construction involves the construction of in

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Doing Bitumen Spray Sealing
28 August 2020

Just like any other part of your building, a drive

Are you going to work with timber?
6 August 2020

When you are creating any product, then you could

Understanding Brick Pavements, Driveways and Patios
15 July 2020

Bricks are a great alternative to your concrete wa

How to Tell if Concrete Needs to Be Sealed Again
8 June 2020

If you have an area of concrete around your home t