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.

  • Understanding Engineering Surveying and Why It Is Important for Your Subdivision Development

    10 December 2018

    Planning to commence construction on a subdivided lot? You need to know about engineering surveying before embarking on the project.  So, what is an engineering survey and how can it benefit your project? Stick around to find out.  Engineering Survey – What Is It? A land survey is an integral part of any new or continuing land development. It is commonly performed to define the boundaries of a property, to identify the features of a property, to fulfill local building codes and regulations, and to determine existing easements, utilities, and covenants.