The Right Materials

Choosing the Right Material For a Construction Project

  • Does your concrete surface need to be sealed?

      Do you manage a concrete car park? Or perhaps, you have a concrete patio or even a concrete floor that has been in place for a few years. Whatever concrete surface you have, it must be cared for correctly. You might think that concrete is a solid material and that once it has been poured and allowed to set, there is not much more to do. Indeed, concrete is a low maintenance material, but only if it is correctly sealed.

  • Why You Should Use Concrete Sleepers In Your Retaining Walls

    Retaining walls are a very interesting feature and present in many backyards across Australia. In the past, they were traditionally made with wood, but even the best-treated wood will start to show signs of wear and tear in only a decade or less. That is why most people in the industry, and indeed outside of it, have begun to move towards concrete sleepers instead. If you are thinking about making a retaining wall, you should really be focusing on concrete sleepers over any other material that you see advertised, and here are a few reasons why that is.

  • Should You Replace Or Repair Your Commercial Fridge?

    Many companies around Australia use a commercial fridge in one aspect of their business. Not only are these fridges stronger than their residential counterparts, but they can also hold more items and are used for far more diverse reasons, from food storage to vaccines. Because of their increased size and power consumption, equipment failure is a little more common than you might like. So how do you tell when it is time to give in and replace your commercial fridge or if it can still keep going on repairs alone?

  • Are you planning to buy timber supplies?

    Buying timber is often a prerequisite to carrying out a building project or engaging in a home maintenance task. Those who do a lot of woodwork may know instinctively what timber supplies they should buy. However, for many people, buying wood can often be a daunting prospect. Unless you have a solid grasp of the properties of different varieties of wood and how they can impact the use of the timber then you may soon find yourself confused.

  • 3 Reasons to Build a Steel Pergola

    One of the first choices you need to make when you plan a pergola build is which material you'll use. While some people opt for wood, you can also use steel in this construction. What are the advantages of going with a steel pergola? 1. Create a More Modern Design If you live in a modern home, then a traditional wooden pergola might not fit in with your home's overall design.

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Choosing the Right Material For a Construction Project

If you are planning to start a new construction project, you may be wondering about the best type of materials to use. About 6 months ago, I decided to carry out an extensive renovation of my home. This would involve demolishing one wall, extending the kitchen and the construction of a new patio area. I really wasn't sure which materials would be best. I consulted with a contractor and he explained the pros and cons of each material. In the end, I opted for wood and steel. I am really pleased with the end results. I hope this blog helps you to plan your construction project.