Two reasons why it’s important not to cut corners when building a house

10 April 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Building a house can be incredibly expensive; as such, you may find yourself tempted to cut corners here and there, in order to save a bit of money. However, this is not a good idea. Read on to find out why. You may not be able to get the property certified At the beginning of your construction project, you will need to hire one of your local certifiers. It will be their job to closely monitor your construction activities and to notify you if they discover that any of the work is not being done in accordance with the relevant building regulations or codes. Read More 

Three Essential Tips for a Long-Lasting Asphalt Driveway

23 March 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are interested in building a new driveway on your property, you should think about using asphalt paving for construction. This material has an appealing black appearance which can enhance the external landscape. Asphalt is a fairly inexpensive material; it is an ideal choice if you have limited project finances. In addition, this type of driveway is quite durable. You will enjoy the extended service after installing the feature. However, it is crucial to note that asphalt driveways do not have the same lifespan. Read More 

Passive House Design in the Construction Industry

23 February 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The construction industry has had to get used to so-called passive house design in recent years. The principles behind it have taken off in Australia, just as they have in Europe and North America. Essentially, the thinking behind a passively designed home, office structure or public building is the same. These new buildings should not rely on ongoing energy consumption to either cool them in hot weather or heat them during winter. Read More 

Reasons You May Want to Consider Floating Docks if You Are Building a Marina

8 January 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you're planning to build a marina, you have a lot of different options. One of the decisions you need to make is whether you want a series of floating docks or ones that are anchored to the ground. There are benefits to both options, but you may want to consider floating docks because of the following benefits. Adjust With Water Levels Floating docks move up and down as the water moves up and down. Read More 

Garage 101: What Types of Garages Are Typically Used?

24 October 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Most homes in Australia include a garage adjacent to the home. Garages serve many important functions, from securing vehicles to acting as extra storage space for the home. Regardless of the intended use of your garage, understanding the different types of garages available can enable you make the right choices when constructing one for your premises. The following are important characteristics that determine what type of garage you will ultimately end up with. Read More