Construction Contractors

How Contour Surveys Help You Create a Budget for Your Building or Development Project

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If you are planning to build on a site, there are a number of considerations you need to keep in mind as you create a budget. To help you create the most accurate budget, you may want to use a contour survey — it can help you hone in on projected expenses in the following ways. 1. Projected Cost of Retaining Walls A contour map shows the rise and fall of elevation in the site you are developing.

4 April 2017

Five Traditional Design Elements That Can Help Make Your New Home More Energy Efficient

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While a lot of new innovations have been made in insulating materials and eco-friendly building, in some cases, you may just want to consider old fashioned design methods. In particular, if you want to design a new home that doesn't use a lot of energy, you may want to take a page from some of the classic designs popular in early colonial Australia. 1. Cross Ventilation Victorian homes were popular in Australia during the turn of the 20th century, and many of these homes offer a lot of cross ventilation.

3 April 2017

Winching: 3 Additional Bits of Kit You Might Need

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A winch is a mechanical device which is used to adjust the level of tension of a wire or rope by extending it outwards or retracting it back in. Winches are used for many purposes. One common use for a winch is for lifting vehicles which have become stuck in thick mud in rural areas. A winch which is attached to a tree can help to lift the tyres clear of the sticky mud.

29 March 2017

3 Advantages of Synthetic Grass Versus Real Turf for a Tennis Court Surface

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If you want a tennis court installed on your own property, you have many options from which to choose when it comes to the surface, including natural grass and synthetic grass. Both of these surfaces will have their own advantages, but there are some very good reasons to choose synthetic grass versus natural turf. Before you make your decision, note a few advantages to this type of surface for a residential court.

29 March 2017

Why You Should Consider Passive Design for Your New Home

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Many situations in life are better faced with an active approach, as opposed to a passive one. But what about when it comes to house designs for your new living space? When considering the new home you intend to build, have you considered the concept of passive design? It won't necessarily require all that many changes to your preliminary ideas, and is an easy way to make your new home more environmentally friendly.

28 March 2017

Timber Frame Truss System: Which One Should You Choose?

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Timber frame trusses are used for homes and buildings that feature an open floor plan system. Timber roof trusses are distinct from the standard roofing systems which are covered with drywall and other materials to create a ceiling. When choosing this design for your construction, you need to determine the best design based on the structural and aesthetic needs of your construction. Here you will learn some of the guiding factors that should help you choose the ideal timber frame truss system for your home or building.

2 March 2017

Choosing Between Different Roofing Materials

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While proper installation, preparation and roof framing are important, choosing the roofing material is the most important part. It communicates your home's feel and look. You can also use it to add value to your home. When selecting your roofing materials, it's prudent to consider the cons and pros of each type. You need to settle for materials that last through precipitation as well as exposure to U.V rays. Here's a detailed look at the most commonly used roofing materials you can settle for:

5 December 2016

How to Choose the Best Timber Variety for Your Home's Flooring

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Timber floors are very stylish and durable, and they work well with just about any style of home or décor. This is why they're a favourite choice when a homeowner needs new flooring or when a new home is constructed. If you're in the market for timber floors, a residential carpenter can help you decide the right type of timber to use, but note a few tips for making your selection.

22 November 2016

Important Considerations When Choosing Tarp Systems for Trucks

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Buying a tarping system for your fleet of trucks is an important decision you shouldn't make hastily, especially if it's is your first time. This is because truck tarps are not "one-size-fits-all" systems, and no trap system is the best choice for every truck. Here are some critical things you should take into consideration prior to making a final purchase decision. Durability Before you can jump into selecting a tarp system for your truck, you should know not all tarp systems are made the same in terms of sturdiness.

22 November 2016

Tips For Communicating What You Want With Your Building Contractor

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If you are looking to have a home custom-built, you will need to work closely with the building contractor. A general contractor often helps oversee such building projects, doing everything from helping with the original design of the home to managing a team of workers to build the home and ordering materials and overseeing the work itself. In order to get the house you truly want, you need to learn how to communicate your preferences effectively.

29 July 2016