Calling in the Contractors

Calling in the Contractors

  • Recycled or New Timber? What to Do When You Want to Save Both Money and the Environment

    For construction companies, sourcing timber that does not send a budget spiralling upwards is essential. Finding timber that is also ecologically friendly has also become important, however, and sometimes these two goals clash. You'd think that recycled timber would take care of both of these issues, but that's not always the case. You've got to look at timber carefully, no matter whether it's recycled or new.  Recycled Conserves Resources, but Beware the Timber's Past

  • Two Tips To Follow When Using A Residential Gutter Installation Service

    Here are two tips to follow when using a residential gutter installation service. Prepare the exterior of your house for the installation You may need to prepare the exterior of your house for the gutter installation. For instance, if the bricks on the exterior of the house are crumbling due to their age or if the mortar that keeps them stable has deteriorated, you may need to replace these bricks or the mortar around them.

  • Need To See Below The Surface? Why You Should Be Using Ground Penetrating Radar

    When you're dealing with issues that are below the surface, you can't afford to make mistakes. Unfortunately, that's what can happen when you rely on excavation for your below-surface work. To avoid those issues, it's important that you utilise ground penetrating radar. One of the benefits of ground penetrating radar is that there's no loud noise to worry about. Not only that, but the process is quick, which can save time and money.

  • Safety Measures Builders Should Observe

    An oversight homeowners make when hiring builders is hiring the professionals based on their quotes. However, a low quote does not always mean quality work. As a homeowner, you should make further assessments to establish the builder's expertise. An area of concern is the builder's safety techniques. Below is an article detailing the safety measures that your builder should observe.  Site Assessments A site assessment helps the builder understand the conditions that they work in.

  • It Might Not Be Enough: Signs Your Home Needs More Insulation

    If your home is insulated, you might think that's all you need to worry about. Unfortunately, that's not usually the case. Your home might be insulated, but that doesn't mean there's enough insulation to provide maximum protection. Your home could be drastically under-insulated, which could cause serious problems for you. Under-insulation can occur for a variety of reasons.  For instance, under-insulation can occur when not enough insulation is used during the initial installation.

  • 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.