The Difference Between Hardwood And Softwood Structural Timber

Timber has been an essential building component for as long as humans have been making structures, and it continues to play an important role in huge skyscrapers all the way down to residential homes. If you are constructing your own business or home and are wondering whether structural timber will be involved in the process, then the answer is virtually always a resounding yes. However, there are two different types of structural timber that you should know about: hardwood and softwood. Read More 

Inspection Types for Surveying a Newly Renovated Building

A building survey is critical before the occupation of a recently renovated building. The process involves an in-depth inspection of a building and its utilities. Therefore, the assessment empowers a surveyor to advise a potential property owner regarding the current condition of a property. Additionally, a building survey enables a surveyor to determine if renovations meet local and national building requirements. That said, a building survey involves different inspections. This article looks at the three most crucial inspection types for surveying a building. Read More 

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 

Benefits of Purchasing Double-Glazed Windows

Windows serve many purposes in a building, including allowing fresh air in and offering a good view of the outdoors. However, they can also lead to significant heat gain or loss during extreme seasons. For this reason, double-glazed windows have become a common trend in Australia. They offer the following benefits. Energy-efficient Double-glazed windows have a higher energy-efficiency rating in comparison to standard windows. This is because of their design that creates a narrow air space between two glass sheets. Read More 

Factors to Consider When Hiring Electricians

Looking for an electrician either for a small-scale or large-scale project can be a difficult task. If a person does not know what they are doing, they can cause more problems for you than they will solve. Trying to do it yourself is even worse. Doing your wiring can expose you and the people living in the building to danger. The electrical safety and building insurance are other things to consider. Read More