Wall frames are an important part of any construction, from massive skyscrapers to a simple residential plot. If you are considering building something for the first time, you may be wondering about what material you should use in your wall frames. The two most common options are steel and timber wall frames, and many people would choose steel because it is metal and that is automatically stronger, right? The short answer is no, there are definitely pros to steel but timber wall frames have their advantages too.
23 June 2020
Not many homeowners will consider the pitch of their roof when making a selection of their preferred roofing supplies. In fact, it is unsurprising that you probably only thought of the pitch of the roof when you were discussing the design of the structure with your roofing contractors. It is critical to bear in mind, though, that the pitch, whether high or low, will limit the range of roofing materials that you can utilise for your home for several reasons.
28 January 2020
Metal is one of the most popular roofing materials in Australia because of its ability to hold up well against weather and other external elements. While metal roofs are an incredibly durable option, they are not invincible. With time, the damaging effects of daily exposure to the elements will begin to show, thus compromising the performance, durability and aesthetics of these roofs. If your metal roof looks tired and drab but is still structurally sound, then it can benefit from a restoration job.
11 December 2019
A majority of homeowners know the importance of their roof. Nonetheless, roof inspection and maintenance tend to be overlooked by many under the false confidence that this sturdy structure will be resilient for decades down the line. While roofs, admittedly, are designed to serve you for the long term, they need some aid if they are to preserve their integrity. Neglecting this maintenance will eventually lead to extensive damages that jeopardise the stability of the roof.
26 July 2019
Roof restoration refers to the process of restoring a roof to its former condition by cleaning, fixing and re-painting it. All roofs can benefit from roof restoration, including concrete, galvanised and terracotta tiled roofs. Roof restoration not only makes your roof safer and prevents it from collapsing under from age-induced or weather-induced damage, but it also gives your entire home a new look. You may have purchased a new property with a worn out roof or are wanting to sell your current property with the roof needing work.
23 January 2019
Asbestos may be a banned substance in the construction industry, but this does not mean you are not at risk of exposure to this material. If your property was built several decades ago, there is a high likelihood that your house may contain this material. And in typical cases, asbestos is primarily found in the roof. The first thing to do, if you are concerned about exposure to asbestos, is to have an investigation carried out.
28 October 2018
As most new homeowners quickly realise, you need to spend a certain amount of money every year to keep up with maintenance. Harsh weather conditions can really do a number on the exterior of the property, which will need to be repainted every few years. While a roof may be expected to last a little longer without serious maintenance, there will come a time when you need to dig into that 'rainy day' budget.
10 July 2018
When it comes time to consider roofing options for your home, roofing professionals are among the best resources to turn to. They can recommend roofing materials and installation techniques that will correct issues with your current roof and make your home look new again. However, not all roofers are the same. You want to ensure that you get the best advice and the highest-quality installation work done on your home. Therefore, it is important to consider the following factors when you're looking for roof installation.
4 January 2018
Many homeowners pay no mind to their gutters. Nevertheless, they play a vital role in both your roof as well as your structure as a whole. As the guttering directs water away from your roofing, they also ensure that water damage does not compromise your foundation. Moreover, functional gutters that are clean can also be a great way to harvest rainwater. However, just as other structural elements of your home, gutters may acquire damage over time.
4 January 2018
The gutters of your home are more important than you may realize, as they keep water from pooling around the home's exterior, so the house will be less likely to suffer water damage and leaks; this also protects the lawn, as pooling water can easily ruin grass, flowers, and other such vegetation. Because residential gutters are so important, you might note a few commonly asked questions about their installation and maintenance, and this can help ensure your home's gutters are always in good repair.
23 October 2017