How to Deal with Steeply Sloping Terrain on Your Property

14 December 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you have bought a property that sits on naturally undulating land, you may be happy with your acquisition as it certainly has some additional style and character. Yet you may have to think about its practicality and especially if you have slopes that are quite steep. What can you do to take full advantage of your outdoor space and protect your investment at the same time? Potential Problems One of the biggest issues associated with steeply sloping land is run-off. Read More 

Signs That You Should Repair Your Gearbox

27 November 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The gearbox plays an essential role in the power transmission of a vehicle. It is also one of the most expensive parts whose damage can cause fatal impacts. For this reason, you should always ensure that the gearbox is healthy to prevent future problems and expenses. Here is a simple guide of the deadly warning signs which imply your gearbox is at fault. Slipping gears A normal gear should remain in its position until you select it. Read More 

How to Install a Heavy-Duty Trench Drain to Deal with Flooding

23 October 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Do you have ongoing drainage issues on your property? If so, your house may be set on some undulating land, and there may be a tendency for heavy rainwater to accumulate in one area, leading to issues when not addressed. As you often find that the water tends to head for your paved driveway before it has a chance to sink into the ground, you do need to come up with a drainage solution that is tailored towards the problem. Read More 

3 Advantages of Timber Roof Trusses over Their Structural Steel Alternatives

8 October 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Are you looking to build a trussed roof instead of the traditional rafter roof? When it comes to building with roof trusses, building owners and builders alike have two primary options to choose from – timber and structural steel roof trusses. While both options are designed to serve the same purpose, each has unique pros and cons that should be carefully looked into before making a final choice. Although roof trusses made from structural steel may seem like a good choice, there are situations when timber roof trusses are considered to be the better choice for building construction projects. Read More 

3 Reasons to Work with A Private Building Certifier

17 September 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Building inspections and certifications will often be required when you are building a new house or commercial building, renovating it and even selling it. The inspections and certifications are essential because they ensure the building complies with the applicable laws and building codes regarding key aspects such as health and safety. The inspections can be done by private or government (council) building certifiers. There are pros and cons of working with either certifier. Read More