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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.