If you have an old concrete patio that has seen better days, then you may think that removing and replacing it is your only option. However, removing concrete is an arduous and time-consuming task, and replacing it may mean that you'll need to spend a lot more than your budget will allow. Instead of removing and replacing it, you can opt to repair and restore it instead. Even the most dilapidated concrete patio can be given a new lease of life with these three simple and cost-effective steps.
1 November 2017
There's nothing better than a swim in cooling waters on a stiflingly hot day. And when you have your own pool, you can cool down and swim peacefully at your leisure. Private pools have long been a symbol of wealth and status, although they're increasingly popular in all sectors of society as they've become more affordable. Although home pools are extremely desirable, some people are put off having one installed because of the environmental impact.
24 October 2017
Exterior doors are one of the most conspicuous components of any home. If you are planning to build a new home, it is important that you give careful consideration to the type of exterior doors you will install. There are different types of doors being commercially sold today in the construction market. This may make settling on a particular set of doors for your home exteriors rather confusing and difficult. If you are contemplating installing bi-fold doors, you should first be aware that they are not all made the same.
18 May 2017
A poolside deck can add an extra touch of luxury and convenience to an already luxurious pool, and despite the advent of modern synthetic materials, timber is still highly prized for poolside deck construction. When built well, timber poolside decks boast beautiful looks and practical durability that few other materials can match—but only if you choose the right timber. Many less-expensive timber decks are made from so-called softwoods, such as pine, fir and spruce.
16 May 2017
A detailed site analysis should be conducted in order to determine the suitability of a site for use for critical purposes, such as data centers. This article discusses some of those key considerations that can help you to confirm the suitability of a site for your critical facilities. Likelihood of Natural Disasters The site analysis tries to assess how vulnerable that site may be to natural disasters. For instance, weather data for the past 100 years may be studied in order to find out the likelihood of flooding at that site.
11 May 2017
Designing and building a new home as an owner-builder is a dream for many Australians. It's a way to have complete control over the quality of the workmanship and finishes and to feel a strong emotional attachment to the completed home. It can mean savings of thousands of dollars by minimising or eradicating the cost of contractor labour. If you're embarking on an owner-builder project, you'll still need to ensure that your home meets all the building regulations and codes that are required by your local council and your state government.
11 May 2017
If you are considering changing up the appearance of your driveway and walkways around your home, you may have contemplated choosing pavers for your residence. However, individual pavers may make you wary as they have a propensity for causing a tripping hazard as well as coming loose over time. If you like the look of pavers but would like something that will provide you with additional benefits, you should consider patterned pave concrete.
10 May 2017
Timber flooring is very durable and attractive, and it's a more hygienic choice than carpeting, which holds dust, dirt and other debris in its fibres. If you're thinking about timber flooring for your home, note some features about this type of flooring to consider, and then discuss the option with a flooring contractor as needed. Prefinished versus jobsite finished Timber floors need to be finished, meaning a coating or sealant put over their surface.
9 May 2017
It is important that you avoid certain common mistakes if you decide to repair your plasterboard ceiling without involving a professional. This article discusses some of those common mistakes that you should watch out for during that repair project. Mistake 1: Not Fixing the Root Cause Plasterboard ceilings can develop issues due to several factors, such as a moisture leak. You should investigate and fix the root cause of the problem in the ceiling before you patch that damaged section.
9 May 2017
If you are undertaking a DIY concrete cutting project, it is essential to understand that the task requires more than just renting sawing equipment and possessing some handy skills. Concrete cutting is a challenging task that requires utmost precision and patience to achieve the perfect cut. However, this does not mean you cannot get the best results unless you are a professional. By practicing proper techniques, you can have concrete slabs that have been cut to precision.
9 May 2017