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Building an extension for my mother-in-law

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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2018

Tips for Choosing the Right Marine Contractor for Your Project

People who built their homes or who own businesses near bodies of water will need the services of a marine contractor at some point. The services will include constructing a dock or boathouse, repairing these structures or building a structure that will help control shoreline erosion. Getting the right marine contractor for your project will ensure that you get quality results. The following tips will help you choose a marine construction contractor.

3 Advanced Tools Used By Plumbers to Clean Drains

A clogged drain can embarrass you, especially when you have visitors over at your place. This could portray a bad image to your guests. You would not want to go through this experience at any point. Therefore, to avoid such a moment, you should always have your drains checked regularly and maintain them properly. You should not also ignore any drain problem that arises, no matter how slight it would be.

Common Causes of Leaking Showers and How to Repair Them

If your shower is leaking, there could be a number of reasons. Here is a guide to some of the common causes of leaking showers and how to repair them. Faulty handle If your shower is leaking, first check that the handle is fully turned off. Remove the front part of the handle and then take out the cartridge with a cartridge puller. You can purchase a cartridge puller and cartridges from a hardware store.

Three Central Planning Tips for Building a Custom House

Building a custom home requires planning. If your design and construction plans are not detailed, the success of your project could be compromised. In simple terms, the house building process could become more expensive than expected, and the additional costs could affect your financial well-being. Also, poor planning could mean numerous delays during the construction project. The assumed timeline for completion could be adversely affected. Here are some simple planning guidelines to help you prepare for the construction of your custom home.

5 Things That Can Start Earning You Money As Soon As You Buy Them

As the cost of living rises across Australia faster than most of the rest of the world many of us are looking for extra ways to earn a bit of cash. While there are safe, long term options that can earn you a passive income like the stock market or renting out a spare room, many people are looking for more immediate returns on their investments. Here are 5 items that you can buy and immediately begin making money off.

3 Security Standards That Every Security Screen Door Must Meet

You must have experienced one of those hot and stuffy summer afternoons that force you to stay indoors. As the heat inside the house ramps up, you question whether you are going to last another ten minutes of summer. However, since you want to keep your energy bills at a minimum, turning up the A/C system is not an option. Therefore, you are left with one choice in such an instance: to open the doors and windows.

Join It Up: Blend Function and Form with Decorative Concrete Joints

While concrete is a very versatile and durable material, it can sometimes struggle in the intense Australian heat. It expands and contracts with the temperature changes from day to night, and this is likely to lead to cracks over time. It's not possible to entirely avoid this problem; cracks are part of natural wear and tear. However, your concrete floor should last for up to 25 years if cared for correctly, and making sure that it's installed correctly in the first instance should help to extend its life to this full potential.

How Are Tree Stump Removal and Tree Stump Grinding Different?

Whilst you may sometimes hear the phrases "tree stump removal" and "tree stump grinding" used interchangeably, they're actually two quite different things. If you have a downed tree and you want it off your property, your tree removal service provider will ask if you prefer tree stump removal or tree stump grinding to eliminate the stump. Here are the differences between the two to help you make the right choice.  

The Different Types of Construction Surveys

Construction surveys have been in existence for thousands of years. They are an integral part of any construction project and should be done meticulously to ensure the success of a construction project. Today there are many, varied types of construction surveys that help construction & contractors in the building industry. Some of these surveys include; Quantity Surveys Quantity surveys mainly deal with costs and ensuring a construction project remains within budget at every construction stage.