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About Me
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.

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 …

Labour Hire: The Various Benefits Your Construction Business Would Reap

3 January 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Owning a construction business means having to recruit the appropriate staff to ensure the success of your operations. However, finding a good team can be quite difficult. This is especially true if you have time constraints and need to finish a construction project on short notice. Luckily, there are labour hire companies that can provide you with the staff that you need in a timely manner. Below are some of the various benefits your construction business will repay by outsourcing labour hire. Read More …

Colorbond Roofing: Pros and Cons You Should Be Aware Of

30 December 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Metallic roofs have steadily been growing in popularity over the years for a number of reasons. Firstly, they provide homeowners with a durable roofing option so they can rest assured that their home will be protected for the long term. Secondly, metallic roofing is resistant to the varying weather changes, which would decrease the chances of your incurring maintenance and repair costs during severe climatic conditions. However, there are different types of metal roofing that you could choose from. Read More …

Commonly Asked Questions about Timber Trusses

30 December 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Timber trusses come in a basket full of advantages. While many people would love to use them and experience the benefits, there are still some questions that they need answers to before making up their minds. Below are some commonly asked questions about timber trusses and timber wall frames. Does Timber Frame Change with Age? When you consider timber trusses for your home or structure, you should be open to the reality that everything changes with age. Read More …

Roof Colour: Balancing Aesthetics And Functionality

29 December 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

All too often, homeowners don't give much thought to the colour of the roofing materials that end up sheltering them from the elements. For many, the best colour is that which blends in well with the colour of external walls and other structures (e.g. chimneys) attached to the house. This is not necessarily true because there's more to the colour of roofing panels than aesthetics. The paragraphs below explain why. Read More …