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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 

The Carport Builder’s Quote

There are several reasons why a carport is a better choice than a garage for protecting your vehicle from harsh weather elements. Once you have decided on the kind of carport you wish to construct, you will need to find a reputable carport builder who will actualise your dream and make it a reality. It is advisable that you get initial quotes for the carport building exercise from a number of builders in order to identify the most affordable carport builder. Read More 

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 

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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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

The Carport Builder's Quote
27 February 2020

There are several reasons why a carport is a bette

Asbestos Removal FAQs
17 January 2020

Although asbestos use is banned in Australia, home