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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

The Areas Of Your Business You Might Have Forgotten To Waterproof
23 October 2019

Waterproofing is a vital service that ensures that

3 Reasons to Use Kiln-Dried Hardwood Joists
4 October 2019

Choosing the right structural timber for each part

Your Guide To Engineered Wood Flooring
12 September 2019

Engineered wood flooring may be your ideal choice

What to Look at When Looking for a Road Base Supplies Company
26 August 2019

Do you need road base supplies for your constructi

Two important tips for those who want to install a balustrade around their swimming pool
20 July 2019

If you want to secure your swimming pool by fittin

The Areas Of Your Business You Might Have Forgotten To Waterproof

Waterproofing is a vital service that ensures that your building is resistant to water in particular areas. Otherwise, you would soon find that many homes and businesses suffer from rotting timber, eroded foundations and terrible smells. While it may be obvious that bathrooms, kitchens and specific workstations dealing with liquids need to be waterproofed, there are some parts of your business that you may forget need waterproofing too. Before you start work in your new office, make sure that all your commercial waterproofing is done, especially in these lesser-known sections. Read More 

3 Reasons to Use Kiln-Dried Hardwood Joists

Choosing the right structural timber for each part of your build is important. The wood doesn't just have to form a load-bearing structure; it also has to last for as long as possible. When it comes to joists, it may pay you to use a kiln-dried hardwood. What are the benefits of using this type of wood? 1. Better Strength Some timbers are stronger than others. This is partly down to a wood's natural properties; however, preparation methods also play a part in the final strength. Read More 

Your Guide To Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered wood flooring may be your ideal choice if you're looking for flooring that's a cross between hardwood and laminate. It's composed of a core layer that's made of plywood or hard density fibreboard and a top layer that's made of solid wood with a protective lacquer or oil finish. Engineered wood flooring comes in a variety of thicknesses and wood finishes, and although it's not as expensive as hardwood flooring, it is significantly more expensive than laminate flooring. Read More 

What to Look at When Looking for a Road Base Supplies Company

Do you need road base supplies for your construction job? Road base is commonly used in the construction of roads and paving, such as driveways, patios, car parking spaces and walkways. The quality of road base that you use for your construction project will impact your project results, so it is important to get your road base supplies from the right supplier. If there are many road base supply companies in your area, you can easily get overwhelmed with the choices. Read More 

Two important tips for those who want to install a balustrade around their swimming pool

If you want to secure your swimming pool by fitting a balustrade around it, here are two of the most important things to keep in mind when having this feature fitted. Make sure this structure is made from stainless steel When asked to fit balustrades around swimming pools, fence contractors usually advise their clients to opt for stainless steel balustrades. There are two specific reasons why they tend to give this advice. Read More