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

  • 3 Steps To Get Your Home Tested For Asbestos Before A Renovation

    30 October 2018

    If you're thinking of renovating your old home, then you may want to get it tested for asbestos, especially if it was built before 1990. Asbestos should never be taken lightly because of the immense health risks it poses if disturbed. While you need to hire an asbestos testing professional to get the job done, you will need to prepare yourself to ensure a thorough job is undertaken. Here are some steps to get your home tested for asbestos ahead of a renovation: 

  • How to Improve the Impact of Offshore Construction Projects

    29 October 2018

    Offshore construction projects usually include the creation of structures such as platforms for oil mining, wind farms, sub-sea pipelines, and many others. Many benefits come from these projects, primarily when they are appropriately handled. These include boosted efficiency of the final product, provision of new jobs, minimum interference with the coastal environment and the possibility to quickly cool off the equipment used in the process. However, the method also comes with its own set of struggles.

  • 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.

  • 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.