Understanding Structural Plywood

You might come across these terms when looking for plywood: structural/external, non-structural/interior and marine-grade plywood. The difference lies in the glue (adhesive) used to manufacture the plywood and the plywood's strength, moisture-resistance and surface defects. Of course, these features determine where you can use the plywood and what you can use it for. Simply put, marine-grade plywood is the strongest and most durable because it can withstand wet environments. It is followed by structural plywood and then non-structural plywood. Read More 

3 Reasons to Install Bulk Insulation

If you're installing new insulation in your home or replacing old, worn-out products, then you can choose whether to install bulk insulation or reflective insulation. While reflective products have advantages, bulk insulation may be a better option. Why? 1. Bulk Insulation Works Both Ways Bulk insulation gets its name because it is thick and padded. Typically, this insulation has pockets inside it which contain air or gases that prevent the throughput of heat or cold. Read More 

Top 3 Factors Influencing the Choice of Architectural Styles for New Homes

Looking for the perfect architectural style for your new house build? Home plans come in different architectural styles for different budgets. Choosing an architectural style is an important decision because it influences how your home will look and feel after construction is complete. Plus, the style you choose will affect several other choices throughout the rest of the home, including any freedoms or limitations that are associated with your preferred style. Read More 

Who Are Structural Engineers and Why Do You Need Them?

If you have a construction project, you always look for a structural engineer. You may think that it is just a requirement, but that is not the case. Find out why you need a structural engineer to be part of your construction team. Projects A structural engineer is needed for all projects regardless of the materials used. Common materials used include concrete, timber, steel, stone and even glass. Common construction projects include buildings, general infrastructure, bridges, dams, walls, tunnels, etc. Read More 

How to Take Advantage of the Space Underneath Your New Deck

As you're living in one of the sunniest places in the world, why not invest in an outdoor deck? You may have been living in your home for some time and love to entertain, but you haven't made the effort to take your game outside. If you've got enough space to be able to extend your entertainment area, you should really think about making such an investment before the true season rolls around again. Read More