If you’re planning a reasonable renovation to your home that involves changes to your roof or the lawns/pavements surrounding your house, there’s a good chance you’ll encounter the words on-site detention. No, it’s not some form of Council imprisonment! It’s just a clever way to deal with all the water that falls on your property when it rains. Let’s explore…
It’s the bane of every engineer and architect – and often a source of annoyance or concern for the owner of the property: Cracks in concrete. The questions start flying: “Why did my slab crack?” “Could this have been prevented?” And, more commonly – “Who is to blame?”
So you want to knock out a wall in your house or unit? Don’t get the sledgehammer out just yet…Details
If you’re planning on building a new home or simply doing an “alterations and additions” renovation to your existing house (such as adding a new first floor to your single-storey home), one of the earliest decisions you need to make is whether your new floor will be a concrete slab or framed with timber joists. So what’s the difference, and what are the pros and cons of each?