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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 

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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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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

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14 December 2019

Industrial construction companies specialise in th

How to Carry Out a Fruitful Steel Fabrication Project
26 November 2019

If you are about to carry out a steel fabrication