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

  • Vital Considerations Prior To Tree Removal

    26 October 2018

    A property dappled with trees is an aesthetic that most Australians will aspire towards. But even with the multitude of benefits that are offered by having trees, from cleaner air to shade from the scorching sun, some situations will mandate tree removal. Sick trees, excessive encroachment and so on are scenarios where it will be best to do away with these plants. Nonetheless, this does not suggest that you should cut down these trees on your own.

  • Two Ways To Use Concrete In Your New Kitchen

    26 October 2018

    Concrete is becoming increasingly popular in new kitchens; being so malleable, it can be moulded into any shape, fitting in with virtually any space. Two kitchen elements that are prime targets for a concrete makeover are countertops and floors. Concrete Benchtops The advantage of a concrete countertop is that you can customise it every step of the way. The concrete is either poured offsite into a precast mould or poured onsite at its final destination.

  • Two tips for preventing accidents and injuries when using your garage's roller door

    11 October 2018

    If you want to ensure that neither you nor your family is injured as a result of operating your garage's roller door, you might want to keep the following tips in mind. Invest in a garage roller door opener One of the best ways to minimise your chances of being hurt when you are entering or leaving your garage is to invest in a garage roller door opener. This will enable you to open and close the door from a distance by simply pressing a button on a remote control device.

  • 3 Great Ideas for Designing Your Custom Deck

    4 October 2018

    When it comes to designing a custom deck, paying attention to small things can lead to big rewards. While there is a whole raft of things that can be done, coming up with the right design ideas for a custom deck is essential to ensure deck builders build truly functional and aesthetic outdoor living spaces. Here are a few great design ideas for your custom deck. Deck railings Many people often overlook the value that railing can add to their decks.

  • Flat Plat or Evacuated Tube: How to Decide Which Solar Water Heating System Is Best For Your Home

    2 March 2016

    When it comes to residential solar hot water systems, you have a choice between these two main systems: The flat plate solar water heating system The evacuated tube solar water heating system Both of them can either be mounted on your roof or installed as a split system where the energy collectors are on the roof while the water storage tank is at ground level. So making a decision between either of the two systems will be based more on functionality than structure.