Col's Construction Blog
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Col's Construction Blog

Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Col. I live in Perth and I have a passion for construction. I am pretty useless when it comes to construction work so I tend to leave it to the experts. However, I find that there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a team of construction workers complete a job. Over the years, I have hired many different types of construction worker and they have all taken the time to chat with me. During these conversations, I have learnt so pretty interesting things which I will be exploring on this blog. Enjoy!

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Col's Construction Blog

  • Did You Know That Water Pipes Can Burst Due to Heat, as Well?

    5 December 2018

    Adverse weather conditions can present a variety of different threats, and you should always try and be as prepared as possible to mitigate exposure. This is the case whether you seek to protect a commercial, industrial or residential property, as you'll want to avoid inconvenience and costly repairs, no matter what. You may not be too worried about the risk of a burst water pipe due to a particularly cold weather event, as you live in a subtropical area, but did you know that hot conditions can present their own problems in this regard?

  • 3 Mistakes Not to Make When Building or Buying Sheds

    4 December 2018

    Commercial sheds are useful when you need additional space for a fraction of the time and cost of building a concrete structure. They can also be customised according to your needs. The most important thing when building or buying a commercial shed is to ensure that it is safe for the intended purpose. Provide enough vertical and horizontal clearance for movement and consider your future needs, not just your present needs.

  • Eaten out of House and Home: Why You Need a Structural Engineer for Termite Damage

    3 December 2018

    Australia is almost a termite's paradise in terms of food availability and living conditions. Not only is the weather just right, especially in humid areas such as Sydney and Brisbane, but wood exists in abundance. In fact, back in 1999, 64% of Australian homes had timber frames, a figure that had barely changed since 1994. No wonder Australian homes are under attack. Urbanisation Brings Termites Although modern Australian homes are not as termite-friendly, as long as new homes are built, termites will be a problem.

  • Tips for Making Your Custom Home Look Spacious with Flooring

    30 November 2018

    For a majority of homeowners constructing a custom home, space is one of their main priorities. The more spacious your rooms are, the larger the house feels. Nevertheless, if you have a modest budget, chances are you may not have the flexibility to increase the square footage of your custom home. But this does not mean that your new house has to feel cramped either. In addition to limiting the clutter in the house and incorporating large windows that will bolster the natural light in your custom home, you can also create the illusion of extra square footage through your flooring.

  • 3 Critical Considerations in the Design and Construction of Freezer Rooms

    30 November 2018

    Do you need a large-capacity storage area for freezing things in your establishment? If so, you should consider freezer room construction. This large, insulated storage room with individual reach-in freezer compartments eliminates the need to use multiple upright freezers. But careful consideration of the design of freezer rooms is critical for ensuring success during the construction phase. Keep reading on below to learn about some key considerations in the design and construction of these critical temperature-control facilities.