Building an Home Extension

Things to Look at When Selecting Residential Insulation

Residential insulation is not just for maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures all year round by protecting your house against hot temperatures in summer and cold temperatures in winter — it also keeps your annual heating and cooling bills as low as possible. Other benefits of adding insulation to your home include blocking out external noise while keeping in the good noise and improving the indoor air quality. Given the importance of residential insulation, you'll want to make the right decision for your home. Read More 

Why Knowing the Boundaries of Your Property Is Vital for Peace of Mind

Any time you buy new property, ensure you have a land survey done. It doesn't matter if the land is empty or has a house on it already. You want to know exactly what you're buying and how far out from the structure your rights go. This is common sense in and of itself, but it also gives you important information should someone try to use land you thought was yours. Read More 

Problems That a Skylight Window Can Help Resolve

A skylight window provides a range of benefits, such as extra daylight and ventilation. However, you might have some specific concerns, explained below, that these openings can help with. Dim Home Office If you're spending a lot of time working from home in a home office, you need to make sure it's well-lit and comfortable to avoid eye strain and fatigue. A skylight can enable this, as an overhead opening can allow about three times more light than a vertical window of a similar size. Read More 

Your Structure Can Stand Up to Earthquakes and Tremors If You Build It Right

Undoubtedly, the construction industry has seen lots of advancement over the years. Engineers have been up to the task of ensuring that buildings evolve to meet your needs. These needs include safety, suitability for occupancy, energy efficiency and cost minimization, among others. However, some of your requirements can bundle all these needs into one. For instance, living in a highly seismic zone means that you want a structure that can meet the above requirements while standing up to the dangers of an earthquake. Read More 

Why You Should Repaint Your Home’s Exterior Walls

Painting your home's exterior walls is a great way to improve the kerb appeal of the property, making it stand out from the rest of the houses in your neighbourhood. But the benefits of an exterior painting job go much deeper than just making your home look beautiful.  Continue reading to see the fantastic benefits you stand to gain by painting your home's exterior. 1. Provides protection from inclement weather conditions 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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