Ways To Deal With Building Contractors On Remodelling Projects

24 February 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Experienced consumers can attest that if you want your home renovation project to go through seamlessly, you will need to manage the building contractor(s) you hire actively. Sometimes you may opt to hire a supervisor; however, as the saying goes, "If you want something done right, you do it yourself." Hence, to avoid encountering various problems with a building contractor during or after the home renovations, here are essential tips you should follow to ensure you get quality results. Read More 

Tips On Defrosting An Outdoor Heat Pump

24 January 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

During the winter months, outdoor heat pumps often become affected by snow and ice. Although a light frosting won't cause problems with the efficiency of your heat pump, extended periods of severe weather can leave the whole unit iced-up and susceptible to damage. If your frozen heat pump is left unfixed it can end up being severely damaged. If this happens, your heating won't work properly, leaving you shivering and with no option but to call out your plumber and heating engineer to fix it for you. Read More 

Reasons You Should Choose Jet Grouting Over the Other Underpinning Technique

3 October 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Building underpinning refers to the installation of permanent or temporary support mechanisms to a building's foundation that is already in place. Underpinning is often carried out for additional depth of the foundation or to improve the load-bearing capacity of the building. Ideally, there is a host of house underpinning techniques that can be used to reinforce your foundation. Jet grouting is one of them. In this technique, a highly kinetic jet of liquid is used to break up and loosen the soil structure around and within the foundation of the building. Read More 

How To Maintain A Good Relationship With Your Building Contractor During Your House Extension Project

28 September 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you've watched any of the multitudes of home improvement shows that are on television these days, then you're probably aware that the building process can be a stressful one. There's mess, noise, and the seemingly endless decisions to make, all of which can cause tension. If you're extending your current home, and living on the site while building takes place, this can increase the level of stress immensely. Despite the stress, it's important to maintain a good relationship with your building contractor. Read More 

How to Limit Additional Costs During Trenchless Boring

28 September 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Some owners of commercial properties incur additional costs when they contract firms to conduct trenchless boring in order to lay utility lines to the commercial property. Some of those extra costs could have been avoided if the property owner had drafted a contract that was designed to prevent such budgetary overruns. This article discusses some of the measures that you can take to keep trenchless boring costs manageable. Avoid Ambiguous Statements Read More