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Two steps you can take to minimise the risk of thieves breaking into your construction site

12 March 2018
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Construction & Contractors, Blog

It can be extremely expensive to replace goods that are stolen from your construction site. As such, it's sensible to do what you can to minimise the risk of a thief breaking into your site. Here are two ways to do this. Don't ignore a damaged lock Managing a construction project is a very time-consuming activity. Because of this, it is all too easy to ignore seemingly minor problems. However, it is important not to categorise a damaged lock as a small issue and postpone calling a locksmith to fix it, as doing so could drastically increase the risk of someone stealing the valuable equipment that is kept on your building site.
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Granny flats no longer just for grannies

9 March 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Across Australia, from city terraces to suburban blocks and acreages, property owners have long been building granny flats. It's no wonder, really. The granny flat can be used in a myriad of creative ways to bring greater utility and enjoyment to your home, and a real increase in property value. Now with the rise of web-driven alternative accommodation markets like AirBNB, a host of unusual spaces, from laundries to garden sheds, are being converted to granny flat style accommodation, with fantastic results.
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Why the Original Designer Should Help You Modify House Plans

8 March 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

It is usually advisable for you to involve the original builder of a house plan in case you want to alter that plan in any way. For instance, you may wish to change the plan so that the house can fit on a lot with unique dimensions. This article discusses some of the most compelling reasons why you would be well advised to contact the original designer as you make any changes to the house plan.
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Two Tips for Avoiding Injury When Renovating Your Home

8 March 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you want to renovate your home, here are two tips which should help to ensure that neither you nor your team sustains injuries during the renovation process. Use domestic scaffolding instead of ladders If your renovation project will involve updating the roof or rendering the exterior walls of your home, it's a good idea to purchase or hire some domestic scaffolding, rather than using a ladder, as this will drastically reduce the likelihood of you or your renovation team getting hurt during the course of the project.
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5 Variables That Affect Concrete Grinding Outcomes

8 March 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Concrete grinding refers to one of the processes through which concrete surfaces are modified so that they are smoother or reflective. This article discusses some of the variables that concrete contractors manipulate in order to produce the desired outcomes. Use this information to identify what your technical limitations are in case you want to perform this project on your own. The Equipment Selected Careful attention is devoted to the equipment that will be used during the grinding process so that only desired effects are created.
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Planning Contractors and Construction Work

If you are planning to carry out construction work on the interior or exterior of your home, you should first take professional advice. My home is located on quite a steep hill and I decided that I would like to build an extension. Not only would this involve digging a new foundation, it would also involve backfilling some areas of land so the new extension would be properly supported. I decided to call my friend who works as a contractor for a construction company. He offered me lots of great advice and thanks to him the job was a complete success.

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