2 Critical Site Analysis Considerations That Influence the Final Design of a Green Building

12 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

In today's construction world, a site is much more than just earth on which to locate a building. With today's high rate of urban sprawl, declining natural resources and increasing threats of pollution, concerns over human health and environmental degradation are causing contractors to re-evaluate their building practices, and there is no better place to start than at the site. Numerous site-related factors must be re-examined, including social, economic, and environmental, while responding to the particular requirements of building owners at the same time. Read More 

3 Benefits of Installing Argon-Filled Double-Glazed Windows

16 May 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you have decided to install double-glazed windows in your home, then you will be faced with a choice between air-filled and argon-filled windows. Choosing to fill the space between the panes of glass with air or argon gas can make a big difference. While argon-filled windows are more expensive than windows which use air, they offer a wide range of benefits which air-filled windows do not provide. Below is a short guide to 3 benefits of choosing argon-filled double-glazed windows over their air-filled counterparts. Read More 

Why you should consider timber

1 May 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When you choose to build your house there are many materials you can choose from depending on the kind of home you want to have. Other factors that could influence you include the climatic conditions as well as the size of the building. Timber is one material that has been in use for a very long time and today it is still one of the best materials. You can construct a house with timber wall frames and timber trusses to enjoy the following perks; Read More 

Understanding the Different Types of Underpinning Methods for Strengthening Foundations

1 May 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The process of underpinning targets the foundation when constructing or renovating your home. It involves strengthening the foundation by either extending its breadth or depth. This allows the foundation to rest on a soil stratum that is more supportive by distributing the weight of the house across a bigger surface. Some reasons for carrying out house underpinning are; If the original foundation is not stable and strong enough to support the building, If the usage of the current construction has changed, and Subsidence process that may cause change in the properties of the soil under which the foundation was built. Read More 

Guidelines for Securing Your Home

20 April 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Keeping your home secure from burglars and intruders should always be top priority. However, just because you always keep the doors and windows locked, doesn't mean you are doing everything possible. Here are some guidelines to follow when trying to keep your home secure. Don't Leave the Garage Door Opener in Your Vehicle A common mistake people make is leaving their garage door opener in their vehicle where others can see it. Read More