Building an Home Extension

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 

How to Carry Out a Fruitful Steel Fabrication Project

If you are about to carry out a steel fabrication project, it's essential to prepare adequately — a lot of effort and skill is required. While most people rely on the fabrication expert to do everything, it's always advisable to play your part to ensure everything is handled as planned. This post will outline tips on how to prepare for a steel fabrication project, whether large or small, and succeed. Read More 

A Mindful Garden: What to Put in a Garden for Alzheimer’s Sufferers

Do you know someone that suffers from Alzheimer's disease? Are you exploring ways in which you can help to improve their life and hopefully their condition? Then, if you have the space, you should consider creating a garden for them. According to research, gardening can reduce the risk of dementia, of which Alzheimer's is the most common cause, by 50 percent. And that's not the only benefit. Design your garden well, and an Alzheimer's gardener will benefit in a number of ways. 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 

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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