Four Reasons Why You Need To Survey Property before Purchase

You may have heard of several instances where a person buys a piece of property that comes with everything they desired such as a huge backyard space for a swimming pool. The problem arises when the local authority rejects an application to build the very swimming pool because of some issues related to zoning ordinances or housing codes. This challenge and many others affecting new homeowners could be mitigated if they sought the services of a land surveyor. [Read More]

3 Ways You Can Tell If Your Contractor is Using Lean Construction Techniques

Did you know that failing to manage waste in a construction site could lead to significant additional costs that you did not anticipate? For a large construction project such as setting up a commercial building, the term waste has many implications besides the material leftovers you dump after completing the project. This is why you should make sure that your contractor adopts lean construction strategies to minimise the wastage of resources at the jobsite. [Read More]

Easy Ways to Make a Building Green (in All Senses of the Word)

Have you heard of the Bosco Verticale? It's a proposed set of apartment buildings in Milan, Italy. The buildings will take green living to a whole new level since some 780 trees and shrubs will be planted on ledges attached to the building, providing insulation against noise pollution, and helping to absorb carbon dioxide. The building will be both literally and figuratively green, thanks to the colour of the foliage and the environmentally friendly applications of the building design. [Read More]

Boost the Fire Resistance of Your Home and Complement Your Metal Roof With These Tips and Ideas

If you live or are building a home in an area prone to bushfires, a metal roof can help to protect your house from catching on fire, but your metal roof shouldn't be your only line of defense. Instead, you should support your roof with other fire-resistant materials and methods. Here are some ideas and tips to consider: 1. Make sure the openings on your metal roof are sealed. [Read More]