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I love my mother-in-law but I never planned on living with her permanently. I have been enjoying her living with us now that we have kids but I feel like we all need some extra space so I am getting a granny flat built at the back of our block. This should allow us to have some extra space to make sure everyone has the privacy that they need whilst we can still be a family. This block has some tip on the process of building a granny flat including how to choose a contractor and how to get the council approval for the build.


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Why you need to hire professional excavation services

by Chloe Cooper

When you have uneven land you want to level or clear then it can be tempting to try and save the cost of hiring professional excavation services and take on the job yourself, but is that really the best choice? Here are three questions to ask before taking on any excavation work.

Do you have the right experience?

Excavation may look like a simple process but it can be a lot more complex than it first appears. Professional excavation services know the best way to approach every situation that might be encountered while excavating and how to clear your land with the minimum of disruption. One aspect you will definitely want them to consider is the future use of the land once the excavation is complete. Professional excavation services understand the importance of ground integrity how and soil erosion could impact any building or planting that you want to carry out on that land so they will work hard to minimise any vibration or shock caused by the excavation process. They will also have the experience to undertake all of the excavation in the most efficient way. An excavation company will be able to tackle even complex issues such as trees growing on slopes which will certainly cause a mess if incorrectly handled and could be potentially dangerous.

Do you understand the regulations?

Excavating is often covered by precise rules which must be strictly observed if you want to avoid the risk of financial penalties. Professional excavation services will know exactly what rules and building codes apply and what they need to do to comply with them. Acting as an individual or as a small business you can't have such a full understanding of this particular area of law, if you attempt to cut corners or ignore the regulations you will leave yourself open to harsh penalties.

Do you have the right equipment?

How long with an excavation job take you if you try to complete it yourself? If you hire a company offering excavation services you can be sure that it will be completed within the agreed timescale and to the agreed standard. If you try to do the job yourself you could find the expected completion date slipping away as you struggle to cope with unforeseen complications. An excavation company will have the right tools and equipment to tackle the job no matter what they discover. Why struggle to excavate with whatever tools you have to hand when a professional will have access to the best equipment and the training to know how to use them?

Consider contacting professional excavation services for your next project.