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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

Working from Home Now? Why You Need to Build a Dedicated Space
29 September 2020

As society has learned to cope with the effects of

Why You Need to Ask Some Key Questions before Dividing Land
29 September 2020

If you own a significant tract of land, you may wa

Top Mistakes to Avoid When Subdividing Land
14 September 2020

Regardless of whether you've been involved in land

Floor Trusses: Promoting Ideal Usage in Your Residential Structure
12 August 2020

If you are looking for a good floor system for you

Top Signs It May Be Time to Repair or Replace Your Security Shutters
16 July 2020

Security shutters by themselves or in combination

Why Split System Air Conditioning Units Are The Best Option For Those Looking To Keep Cool This Summer

Air conditioning has to be one of the best inventions ever as it has allowed people to live in relative comfort even in hostile environments like Australia. If you are looking to get an air conditioning unit this summer but don't really know a lot about the industry, then there are a couple of things you need to consider before making your choice, You could spend years reading up on every individual system and their pros and cons, so here is a simple rundown of the most common version: a split system air conditioning unit. Read More 

Types of Civil Engineering Works and Their Relevance in Modern Construction

Civil works are a part of the construction industry. They involve the renovation and construction of amenities or structures used by the public. Additionally, civil works also have a significant effect on the natural environment because the contractors have to tap natural resources and manipulate them into resources that people can use. Civil works are quite diverse, and an understanding of what each type entails can help you choose the right contractor for your projects. Read More 

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