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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  • Two reasons why a tree in your garden might need to be felled

    4 November 2018

    There are quite a few reasons why you may need to have a tree in your garden felled by an arborist. Here are two examples of why it might be a good idea to do this. The presence of the tree may affect your ability to stay on good terms with your neighbour If your tree is very tall and has a lot of dense foliage, its presence in your garden could potentially annoy your next-door neighbours and affect their ability to enjoy their garden.

  • 2 situations to replace some of your home's timber wall frames

    4 November 2018

    There are a number of situations which may call for the replacement of a few of your home's timber wall frames. Carry on reading to find out what these situations are. 1. Your foundation has shifted as a result of subsidence If your house's foundation has shifted as a result of subsidence (i.e. because the level of moisture in the soil under the foundation has dropped so low that the soil itself has shrunk and caused the foundation that lies on top of it to sink downward), then it is possible that the timber wall frames in your home may need to be replaced.

  • 4 Tips For Attracting Millennial Builders To Your Construction Firm

    1 November 2018

    The construction industry in Australia is facing a skilled labour deficit because a majority of the builders are approaching the age of retirement. Construction firms need to recruit more millennial builders to combat the challenge. However, industry research shows that there are deep-rooted misconceptions regarding what aspiring millennial builders want to achieve in the field. For instance, fewer millennial builders are going into the construction industry. Therefore,  startup construction firms should make it a priority to attract millennial employees.

  • 3 Ways You Can Prevent Leaking Toilets

    1 November 2018

    A leaking toilet poses multiple threats to your home because it not only makes the bathroom difficult to clean but also poses a potential health risk to the people in the home. Most of the times, leakages that are located in hidden parts of the toilet might go undetected for long periods, which leads to massive water bills and water damage. To protect yourself from all these losses, you need to understand the importance of preventative toilet maintenance.

  • Clogged Air Conditioning Filters: 4 Things You Need to Look Out For

    31 October 2018

    Most people look forward to the summer. It comes with conducive weather conditions that allow them to go for vacations, camping, swimming and other recreational activities. Sadly, high temperatures during the summer can make you uncomfortable when spending time indoors. You need to invest in quality air conditioning systems to regulate indoor temperature. For such systems to function properly, all parts must be in good condition, especially the filters. The following discussion sheds light on the symptoms of clogged air conditioning filters.