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!

Col's Construction Blog

  • The risk of asbestos exposure to auto mechanics

    10 November 2018

    If you're an automobile technician, mechanic or car manufacturer, you may be at risk of asbestos exposure in older vehicles. Prior to the 1970s, asbestos was used in many different industries around the world. From home insulation products to the brake pads in vehicles, asbestos was heavily relied on for its excellent insulation properties. Because of the well-known risks of asbestos exposure, it is important for you to be aware of any potential risks that the material may pose to your health.

  • Hardwood Flooring: Three Practical Guidelines for Using Second-Hand Boards

    9 November 2018

    Hardwood floors are beautiful and warm, and their installation can increase the value of a home. Unfortunately, the cost of purchasing the materials can be quite high. Therefore, if you are interested in improving your house by using hardwood, you should consider acquiring second-hand boards. Hardwood materials are quite durable, so you will find materials in good condition for your needs. In addition, second-hand flooring materials are inexpensive in comparison to the alternative.

  • 3 Things You Should Consider Before Building Your Timber Deck

    9 November 2018

    If you have some outdoor space and you do not know how to make use of it, then you should consider timber decking. Decking will give your home an appealing look and you will enjoy your outdoor space with your friends and family. Before you invest in timber decking, you should do your research well so your investment is worth it and you will have something that you will be proud of.

  • How to choose the best domestic scaffolding company

    8 November 2018

    Whether you need a chimney scaffold built or an access platform designed to allow work to be carried out on part of your property, finding the right domestic scaffolding company is vital. Erecting scaffolding may look simple, but getting it wrong can be disastrous. Before choosing a scaffolding company you will need to ensure that your choice is not only fully qualified and insured but also that their workers are meticulous and thoroughly professional at every point.

  • Commercial Painting: Essential Tips for Creating a Smooth Finish

    6 November 2018

    Painting can improve the appeal of your commercial space. However, if the final finish is not smooth and clean, the surfaces will appear messy and unattractive. In addition, a bumpy coat is more prone to peeling and delamination. Therefore, you should hire commercial painters to ensure that the coating is smooth and durable. If you have a small commercial space and would like to reduce your improvement costs by handling the painting work yourself, you must uphold the right practices when painting.