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

  • 4 Reasons to Choose Timber Decking Over Aluminium

    6 November 2018

    Adding a deck to your house provides a wonderful area to relax and entertain. However, plenty of homeowners find it hard to decide on a decking material. Many come down to a decision between timber and aluminium. While aluminium does have its benefits, here are just four reasons to choose decking timber. 1. Style Style is always important when you're making changes to your home, but decking style is particularly important.

  • Why Polished Concrete is The Best Flooring For Your Warehouse

    5 November 2018

    Gone are the days when concrete flooring meant having bland, grey floors that did not add any aesthetic element to your structure. Advancements in technology over the past few decades have invented a myriad of concrete finishes, which will not only provide you with functional flooring but also attractive flooring. Thus, if you are constructing a warehouse, you may want to contemplate using polished concrete for your flooring needs. Here are a few of the reason why polished concrete would be ideal for your warehouse flooring.

  • 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.

  • Top 4 Water Drilling Methods You Should Know

    30 October 2018

    If you have a property that is not located near the municipal water system, you probably need to seek water bore drilling services to get your own water bore. Unfortunately, most customers don't really know the process of drilling water bores. This post will be sharing key water drilling methods the contractor may use when they come to drill a borehole in your residence or commercial property. Rotary drilling This is the most popular technique for digging water wells, and it uses a bit that's attached at the furthest end of a drill pipe.