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Asbestos Removal FAQs

Although asbestos use is banned in Australia, homes built in the 20th century may have asbestos walls, floors and roofs. Asbestos contains carcinogenic fibres that cause asbestosis and malignant mesothelioma when inhaled. As such, one must observe caution when removing asbestos. Below are some FAQs on asbestos removal.   How Can You Know If Your House Contains Asbestos? Asbestos roofs are easy to identify. However, it is not easy to tell if your walls and floors contain asbestos. Read More 

Top Tips When Hiring an Industrial Contractor for Your Multi-Million Dollar Project

Industrial construction companies specialise in the construction of megaprojects consisting of industrial, residential and commercial complexes. These projects cost hundreds of millions of dollars and may take years to complete. So how do you choose an industrial construction company? Below are a few tips. Reputation and Experience Reputation is an important consideration when hiring an industrial construction company. You need a company that understands your needs. Contact previous clients and inquire about the company's level of customer relations and their ability to meet deadlines. Read More 

3 Ways to Jazz up a Concrete Block Retaining Wall

Concrete makes good retaining walls. It is a sturdy and long-lasting material that lasts for years. If you don't want a plain wall, you may have decided to go with sleeper-shaped blocks. These give your wall more of a design appeal than a flat surface. However, while some people like the clean and understated look of plain concrete blocks, you might want a wall that makes more of a statement. What features can you use to make the wall more appealing? Read More 

3 Critical Features of High-Quality Metal Keys

In construction — especially concrete construction projects — concrete slabs would crack if the concrete is poured continuously without breaks. The reason is that concrete tends to expand and contract due to thermal ranges and variations. It is for this reason that engineers use metal keys between concrete slabs because the keys help to control shrinkage, cracking and differential movement. However, it is essential to choose the right keys because a mistake in your selection can compromise the structural integrity of the building. Read More 

A Guide on Demolition Planning.

Do you intend to pull down your home for renovations? Well, demolition works should be well planned to minimise the risk of accidents. Therefore, your contractor should come up with a demolitions plan detailing all aspects of the planned exercise. Below is a short guide on what to include in a demolitions plan. Home Inspection The contractor should inspect your home to determine the scope of works. During the inspection, the contractor will be on the lookout for hazards such as low-lying branches and electrical cables that might cause accidents at the site. 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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Asbestos Removal FAQs
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3 Ways to Jazz up a Concrete Block Retaining Wall
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Concrete makes good retaining walls. It is a sturd