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Build Your Business Brick by Brick

Hello, my name is Gary. When I went into business, I didn't have a great deal of money. The lack of funds meant that I had to buy commercial premises which had seen better days. The roof was leaking, the plumbing was causing problems in the bathrooms and the interior walls were in need of repair. Thankfully, my brother loaned me some money so I could call in some contractors to work on the building before I opened it to my customers. The workmen were great, they carried out a quick but professional repair and I was able to open for business. My business is doing really well and I couldn't be happier with the building. I decided to start this blog to offer advice to others who are considering hiring construction contractors.

Home Renovations Unlock the Potential of Your New Home

5 January 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

A home is so much more than bricks and mortar; the right home becomes a part of you, offering a sanctuary from the outside world where you are able to relax and be yourself. But finding the right home can seem like a gargantuan task for potential homebuyers. Trying to find a home that offers the right aesthetic, is situated in the right location and priced within your budget, whilst also meeting the necessary practical requirements for you and your family, can be an overwhelming, and often impossible, task. Read More …

4 Reasons to Half-Tile Your Bathroom Instead of Going Floor to Ceiling

5 January 2017
 Categories: , Blog

There are plenty of things to consider when you're tiling your bathroom, including whether you should tile from the floor right up to the ceiling or simply from the floor to midway up the wall. Most people opt for the former choice without giving much thought to the latter, and that's a shame since half-tiling comes with several compelling advantages. Here are just four. 1. Vibrant Accenting Most bathrooms use quite muted colours, with whites and creams being the most common options seen. Read More …

Ways to Use Mosaic Tiles in Your Kitchen

4 January 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Mosaic tiles are beautiful and vibrant glass tiles, usually in square shapes, that can provide a lot of different decorative benefits. These tiles are often designed with various colours and patterns, and typically have a shiny glaze to really enhance the elegance of any space in your home. They are particularly useful in your kitchen in the following ways. Splashback One of the more common ways to use glass mosaic tiles in the kitchen is by using them as a splashback. Read More …

How to Choose the Right Location for Your Portable Classroom

3 January 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Whether you're having portable classrooms or demountables installed as a temporary measure while work is carried out on your main building, or planning some extra classrooms as a permanent addition to your school, choosing the right location is essential. You need to make sure that the classroom is easy to access for all pupils and staff, including those with disabilities. You should ensure that your chosen location is easy to get to for installation of the unit. Read More …

4 Options to Consider When Tests Reveal Expansive Soils at a Site

3 January 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

You may be wondering about what options are available to you in case a pre-construction soil test revealed that expansive soils (soils containing large amounts of clay) exist on your lot. This article discusses some of the remedies that can be implemented in order to prevent the problems that can result when you build on expansive soils. Soil Replacement The engineer in charge of your project may recommend that the expansive soil be excavated to a certain depth. Read More …