Col's Construction Blog
About Me
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

  • Stainless Steel Drainage Grates: Central Tips for Prolonging Service Life

    14 October 2019

    If you are installing new drainage grates or replacing your old ones, you should opt for stainless steel products. In general, these grates are favourable because they are long-lasting. Their intrinsic strength and stability allow them to support the weight exerted by movement or traffic. Lighter materials might become dented due to constant or frequent high pressure. In addition, the stainless steel products will resist significant rusting in adverse conditions. Still, you should note that the service life of your drainage channels will be cut short by poor care practices, no matter which material you use for your drainage grates.

  • Two ideas to consider if you have a deck that you want to renovate

    25 September 2019

    There are many ways to improve a deck when you renovate it. Here are two specific ideas that you may want to consider using when carrying out decking renovations. Add a ramp A typically designed deck is normally raised, and because of this, it will usually have a set of steps that lead down to the property's garden area. These steps allow people to get onto and off the deck easily.

  • 3 Things you Should Know About Torrens Titles

    31 August 2019

    Torrens titles were invented in the southern part of the country. They are the best way to ensure that land ownership is properly recorded and registered. When a property changes hands, the parties involved are supposed to record the transfer of ownership at the local land office. The Torrens titles are supposed to ascertain that a particular person owns the land in question. If you are starting new construction, you need the title as proof that you own the title to the land.

  • Don't Rent an Office Before Conducting This 5-Step Electrical Safety Check

    22 July 2019

    Choosing the perfect office isn't just about finding the right location or scoring as many additional amenities as possible—it's also about safety. Given how much time you'll spend in your office every day (and likely with a lot of expensive equipment to hand), you don't want to put yourself at risk of an electrical hazard like electrocution or fire. That's why you should always check the office you're planning to rent to make sure it's electrically safe.

  • How Better Roofing Techniques Can Accelerate Your Housing Build

    12 July 2019

    Much has changed over the years when it comes to home construction technology. However, age-old and well-worn techniques are still in evidence, and one way or the other, the process can often be drawn out. If you're looking to get your new home built as soon as possible, you will be trying to streamline the procedure if you can. Consequently, why not look at a different approach to roofing technique and choose trusses instead?