Patricia's Construction and Contracting Blog: Tips for Novices to Experts

  • 4 Questions To Ask Your Home Builder

    17 September 2021

    If you wish to conduct home improvements or build a custom home, a builder will help realise your dream. However, working with an unqualified or inexperienced builder could lead to loss of funds or cause your project to stall. So how do you find a builder with the skills and resources needed to execute your project? Below are some questions you can use to interview a builder.  1. What Services Do You Offer?

  • Should You Call a Backyard Demolition Company?

    17 September 2021

    Everyone likes their home to be in good condition. When you look around your property, you will probably quickly notice any repair jobs that need doing because they are in plain sight. If the work that needs doing is outside, it isn't always so straightforward. Perhaps you don't notice the jobs are accumulating outside, or maybe you don't have time to take care of them all properly. It may even be that you are considering selling some land to create a subdivision, but you know the land must be cleared first.

  • Mobile Scaffold Hiring Tips

    4 August 2021

    Mobile scaffolds have one distinguishing feature — they can easily move from one area to the other. Usually, these scaffolds have castor wheels that make it easy for you to move them without the need for disassembly. Alternatively, the scaffolds are made from lightweight materials, hence easing mobility. If you intend to hire a mobile scaffold, read the article below for some mobile scaffolding tips.  Types Of Mobile Scaffolding You have several options when it comes to mobile scaffolding.

  • When to Use Acoustic Panelling in the Home

    23 June 2021

    Acoustic panelling is used in many music studios, call centres, office buildings and other commercial settings. However, they can also be used in the home as well. In fact, these are some of the times and places when you may want to install acoustic panelling in your own home, if you haven't already. You Live in an Apartment If you live in an apartment or other home in which you share walls with your neighbours, you might worry about noise.

  • Fundamentals to Discuss with Your Custom Builder When Constructing a Two-Storey Structure

    14 May 2021

    There are several benefits of investing in a custom two-storey home build. For starters, a two-storey house takes up less space on your lot since you are expanding vertically and this leaves room for you to use the rest of the property as you wish. Secondly, the elevation that a two-storey build provides you with allows for increased natural light and stunning views of your property. Arguably, though, the most common reason why a multi-storey house is a popular choice for many homeowners is the increased space available.

  • Concrete Sealing: Areas to Focus On Around Your Home

    15 April 2021

    If you have recently moved into a home that features concrete, you may be wondering about applying sealant. This article aims to tell you all you need to know. Below are some common areas around your home where you may want to seal concrete. Read on to find out more. Concrete Patios Concrete takes a great deal of abuse, so it's important to reseal patios periodically. If you have any concrete area in your yard that's directly exposed to the elements on a regular basis, those areas will need to be resealed regularly in order to ensure that they don't develop cracks or holes.

  • How To Create A Home Extension

    24 February 2021

    A home extension is an ideal return on investment project for people that need additional space in their homes. Most homeowners experience difficulties when creating home extensions. However, this should not be the case after you read this article.  Check the Legality  Your first concern should be to establish the legality of your home extension. Although you may have a freehold title, zoning regulations and local land planning laws could significantly impact your extension project.