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

  • 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.

  • 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.