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Dan's Construction and Repair Blog

Hello! My name is Dan and this is my construction and repair blog. I don't work in the industry myself, I have recently used a lot of different contractors during the construction of my home. Construction contractors used machinery to dig and lay the foundations for my home before the walls and trusses where installed. A roofing company installed a metal roof and contractors installed plumbing and electrical utilities. I was very impressed with the results and I learnt lots of cool things during the completion of this project. This blog contains information which will be useful to other people who plan to work with construction contractors.

Latest Posts

Location-Related Factors to Consider When Designing Timber Trusses for Your Roof
30 April 2018

Timber is one of the most common materials that is

Creating the perfect home of your dreams
27 March 2018

Building your own home is a dream held by many peo

What You Need to Know About Residential Asbestos Removal
28 February 2018

Asbestos is a very dangerous substance that has be

Is it Better to Build a Home Extension or Move to a New Home?
10 January 2018

Do you feel like you never have enough space? Are

Three things you should do if a pipe bursts in your house
3 January 2018

A burst pipe can wreak havoc on a house. Here are

Location-Related Factors to Consider When Designing Timber Trusses for Your Roof

Timber is one of the most common materials that is used for making trusses for roof framing today. That's because the material offers adequate stability and is able to hold roofing shingles and other materials in place for decades without showing any signs of structural defects. However, before designing timber trusses for your construction, you need to pay attention to the geographical factors in your area. Certain issues will determine the stability of the roof; therefore, you need to put them into account when designing the frame to ensure that you don't experience problems in the future. Read More 

Creating the perfect home of your dreams

Building your own home is a dream held by many people. Lots of people long to own a new property that they can be sure is perfect for them because they have designed every aspect of the building to fit in with their lifestyle. The dream sounds great but building your custom home dream can quickly turn into a disaster if you choose the wrong contractor. To successfully create your dream home you must find custom house builders who can guide you through the whole process from the initial plan to final completion, helping you to collect all the permits you need along the way. Read More 

What You Need to Know About Residential Asbestos Removal

Asbestos is a very dangerous substance that has been banned from use in most areas, but this material can still be found in some older homes, and it may be present in your property's soil. If you've had your home or property inspected, and either one has been found to contain asbestos, note a few factors to keep in mind about residential asbestos removal, so you know what to expect during this process and also know when it's good to hire an expert versus trying to manage this cleanup on your own. Read More 

Is it Better to Build a Home Extension or Move to a New Home?

Do you feel like you never have enough space? Are things piling up in the home such that you're considering putting them in storage? In such situations, you may immediately think of moving into a larger home. You may consider a more spacious property with more rooms, a larger basement, or extra storage space. However, when you start factoring in the associated costs, this option stops becoming so appealing. You will often have to sell your home first, get a mortgage for a new property, and undergo the lengthy buying/selling process. Read More 

Skylight Windows: Safety And Security

Skylight windows can be a great addition to any home or workplace, particularly when put in a position to allow for an optimum amount of sunlight. Skylight windows are generally safe, provided that the correct precautions and measures are taken when installed and that they can be adequately protected from intruders. When considering safety and security regarding skylight windows, the following should be considered When installing skylight windows, one must consider the possibility of falling. Read More