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

  • Concrete Tilt-Up Panels Versus Steel: The Ultimate Debate

    25 February 2019

    Gone are the days when you had a limited choice of materials for constructing large commercial buildings. Today, you have countless options at your disposal coupled with numerous construction techniques. The pitfall of having so much to choose is the time you will spend deciding the best fit for your project's needs. Heated debates ensue over the best materials to use. Surely, concrete tilt-up panels and steel make the list of debatable items for any investor.

  • What to Consider When Choosing the Best Residential Building Designer for Your Project

    30 January 2019

    Although many people buy pre-built houses because they don't want to go through the process of constructing a new house from scratch, building a house instead of buying one can be one of the most rewarding projects you'll ever undertake. If you're contemplating building your own house, you'll need to think about the design of the building before you can break ground. In designing your residential building, it is important to seek out an architect or any other qualified building design professional.

  • A Guide on Water Bore Drilling

    9 January 2019

    If you would like to have a personal water supply system for home or agricultural use, then you should consider drilling a water bore. Water bores source their water from underground aquifers. When well drilled, they can provide a long-term supply of clean water. Below are a few considerations to make during water bore drilling.  Before drilling Conduct a survey You must ensure that the location you intend to drill the water bore is suitable.

  • Typical FAQs about Land Development Answered

    13 December 2018

    Australia's real estate market has been steadily growing over the years with no indicators of slowing down. And if you have been thinking of delving into the real estate market, whether for residential or commercial purposes, you might be deliberating on land development rather than purchasing pre-built structures. But while land development may seem as straightforward as merely having buildings constructed on your lot, it is much more complicated than that.

  • 3 Reasons to Waterproof Exterior Walls

    10 December 2018

    Your home's exterior walls are built to be robust and long-lasting; however, they may need some help along the way. Rain running down walls or being driven into surfaces by the wind can cause a range of problems. Waterproofing your walls helps keep them in good condition. What are the other benefits of waterproof exterior walls? 1. Keep Your Walls Looking Good If your exterior walls get wet, then they can start to look a little worn and less than lovely as the years go by.