Dream Houses: They’re Not Just For Dolls

Instead of sifting through the housing market, many families now choose to design and construct their own homes from scratch.  While it is time-consuming and can be expensive, doing things your own way gives you the ultimate freedom.  You can create as many bathrooms as your family requires; you can lay out your home with regards to your own specific needs, not those of the mass market. If you'd like one bedroom to have a study attached, you can do so; if you'd like an open-plan kitchen and dining room that leads into a double-storey library, then that option is open to you. Read More 

Going Out With a Bang: Which Explosive Is Right for Your Demolition?

There are many different methods for demolishing buildings. Sometimes, it may be safer to deconstruct your building manually, but if you need it done quickly, then a controlled explosion may well be the way forward. Once you've settled on a controlled explosion, however, the next question follows. Which explosive? The specific demolition contractor you hire will likely make a recommendation, but here's a quick guide to show you what to expect. Overground, Underground or Underwater? Read More 

Winch Hire: 5 Things to Consider

If you are completing a construction project and you need to lift materials to a higher floor, or you wish to pull cables through a system of pipes, you may be considering hiring a winch. Below is a guide to 5 things you should consider when hiring a winch. Accessories Winches are available with a range of accessories such as electrical generators, control valves and a fairlead, which helps to guide the cables when the winch is in operation. Read More 

4 Risks of DIY HVAC Piping Installation

Some DIY enthusiasts may wish to install AC pipework into a home extension without involving an expert. Such people may expose that ductwork to several risks of leaks and damage due to some mistakes that they may have made during that installation job. This article discusses some of those risks that may occur when a non-professional installs HVAC pipework. Perforation Damage Hobbyists may not know what they can do to protect pipework that is installed through frames of buildings close to the surface of the walls. Read More 

Avoid These Mistakes When Repairing Furniture Upholstery

If your furniture has suffered tears or other such damage, you may not need to get rid of it quite yet. Upholstery can typically be patched up, cleaned, or otherwise repaired so that it looks as good as new. If you decide to tackle this job on your own, note a few common mistakes to avoid so that the end result is as good as you expect and that the repair job lasts as long as possible. Read More