Calling in the Contractors

Calling in the Contractors

  • All About Construction Surveys

    You just finished constructing your dream home, only to realise that flooding in your compound is an inconvenience you will have to deal with every time it rains; or you have been enjoying your swimming pool for a while, and then you get new neighbours, who inform you that the swimming pool is partly on their property. While these scenarios sound a bit extreme, they are a common occurrence that often lead to disputes.

  • How to Create the Perfect Indigenous Australian Garden

    Indigenous Australian plants haven't always had it their own way over the years, with thousands of invasive species arriving to populate suburban gardens and plenty of new pests coming over as well. But nowadays, it's possible to create gardens that encourage the country's ancient plants, helping to protect them for future generations. The value of indigenous garden designs isn't just to protect plant species. As the experts at ABC's Gardening Australia report, indigenous Aussie plants create the perfect habitat for the country's native insects and birds, helping to invigorate the soil and resulting in gardens which match up beautifully to the country's landscapes and wild plants.

  • Piling or Helical Piers? Which Option Is Best for Your Foundation

    If you need extra support for your home, you may need to contact a piling contractor. These professionals can add metal pilings under your home, but if needed, they can also help you explore other options. In particular, you may want to consider helical piers. Here's what you need to know about these two options. What Is the Difference Between Piling and Helical Piers? These terms are sometimes used interchangeably, and they overlap in a lot of key ways.

  • 7 Tips for Saving Money on Plumbing Supplies

    If you are doing a plumbing repair, you need to buy plumbing supplies. These supplies tend to be reasonably priced, but they can add up. To save money, check out the following tips. 1. Only Replace as Needed When doing a plumbing repair, you can replace a small section of pipe, or you can opt to replace all the pipe in that area. If you want to keep costs low, just consider replacing the pipe that is causing issues.

  • Types of Boring Methods to Consider When Doing Soil Exploration

    When doing soil exploration, you may opt to go for boring methods rather than direct soil exploration methods especially when exploring at greater depths. For most people, the methods that they prefer is dictated by a desire to get either disturbed and undisturbed soil samples or both. However, when choosing the methods of boring during soil exploration, you need to consider the materials to be encountered, the likely disturbances to the material being sampled and relative efficiency of the boring methods.

About Me

Calling in the Contractors

Hello! My name is Andy and I have recently finished building my dream home by the ocean. I have always loved swimming and surfing in the sea so the idea of living by the beach has always appealed to me. I used to live in a small apartment but I worked hard and saved as much cash as I could. By the time I reached the age of 47, I finally had the funds to build my dream home. I called in a team of construction contractors who built my house. They were really great guys and I picked up a lot of knowledge during the months they were working with me. I will share some of the knowledge here.