Building a New Home

About Me
Building a New Home

If you plan to build a new home, you will no doubt have lots of questions about how best to proceed. I am here to help you to understand the different things you need to consider when planning and constructing a new property. I don't work in the construction industry but last year, I successfully built a new property using a team of construction contractors. The contractors were real professionals who worked quickly and to a very high standard. They were very kind to me and took the time to explain exactly what they were doing at each stage of the construction job.


Fixing Potholes: Tips for DIYers

7 September 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Potholes are common road problems. Generally, when water collects under the road or pavement over time, it expands and contracts repeatedly, causing bending and cracking of the pavement material. Eventually, the cracks become potholes. Potholes come in different sizes and shapes, and they can cause significant safety issues when driving or wreak havoc to your vehicle. Bent rims, tyre punctures, exhaust system damage, suspension damage, and engine damage are some of the car problems potholes can cause. Read More …

Asphalt Pavement Protection From Water Damage: Tips for Modern Cities

23 July 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Today's cities wouldn't be fun to live in if it wasn't for good roads and paved surfaces. They make movement easy, as you can drive or ride from one point to the other on a user-friendly surface. In doing so, paved surfaces contribute significantly to modern economies by enhancing commercial activities such as transport and logistics. Asphalt has been the ideal material for making roads in urban areas. Its durability, tensile strength and ease of maintenance make it stand out from the crowd. Read More …

Do You Need to Install Retaining Walls on Your Property?

15 June 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

How stable is the earth on your property? If your property is more or less flat, you won't have to spend long worrying about the effects of a landslip or a flood. If your property is more rugged, you must spend time considering the risks posed by water cascading downwards, eroding the soil or causing a landslip. If too much water or soil reaches parts of your property where it doesn't belong, the results could be catastrophic. Read More …

Why Unstable Foundations Do Not Spell The End For Your House

6 May 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Getting the news from an engineer or architect that the foundations of your home are not in good shape can be very terrifying. After all, the foundations are what keeps your home upright and safe, so to hear that they are in jeopardy is every homeowner's worst nightmare. The good news is that there are many ways to remedy this problem without condemning the house. Underpinning services make up a large portion of this recovery work and there are quite a few procedures that can be done to help stabilise the house once more. Read More …

What Happens to Home Demolition Waste? A Guide

29 March 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are thinking about having your current home demolished so you can build a new property in its place, you may be wondering what a home demolition contractor will do with the waste material once the job has been completed. This article explains everything you need to know. Brickwork and concrete Bricks can take a considerable amount of energy and many hours of skilled labour to produce, so it is vital to reuse as many bricks as possible following a home demolition. Read More …