Patricia's Construction and Contracting Blog: Tips for Novices to Experts

  • Understanding the Different Types of Permits When Setting Up a Building

    23 May 2016

    State authorities have to ensure that you comply with various regulations when constructing your building. A good way to do this is to issue a permit before you begin work on the building after ascertaining that you have met any prior requirements.  At the same time, permits are also important for ensuring that necessary inspection was done in preceding stages before you move to another stage. If you are looking to set up a new building for commercial or non-commercial use, here are some of the permits that you should seek from local authorities and the reason authorities issue them to you:

  • What Fields of Study are Available in Industrial Development

    23 May 2016

    As a potential student in the field of industrial development, you may be curious about what career paths are available. Instead of concentrating on the field as a whole, you may want to look into a specific area of concentration for your career choice. You may also be under the misconception that the only option is to go into construction. However, the truth is that there are several fields you can go into.

  • 4 Features to Consider When Buying a New Shed

    23 May 2016

    A shed may seem like a very simple structure in which you can store lawn care equipment, gardening supplies, items for your pets or livestock, and the like, but as simple as it is, it's good to take some time when shopping for a new shed so you choose the features you'll need the most. Note a few of those features here and remember them when you're in the market for a new shed so you ensure you get one that you're happy with for years to come.

  • How To Treat and Maintain Your New Teak Pergola

    20 May 2016

    Teak is an extremely popular construction material that's used for pergolas and other outdoor structures.  The teak used for pergola construction is typically fine-sanded and otherwise untreated.  This means that weathering can cause the wood to lose its original honey-golden colour over time, and the teak will fade to a silvery-grey.  Although your teak pergola will still be perfectly functional and durable, you may prefer the wood to retain its natural shade.

  • Factors Affecting The Efficiency Of Your Air Conditioning And Ways To Curb The Problems

    20 May 2016

    Perhaps your air conditioning system is not working as efficiently as you would want it to. There are certain factors in your home, or things that you are doing that could be causing the low efficiency. Below is an outline of issues that reduce the efficiency of air conditioning systems and tips on how to rectify the problem. Window Sealing It's important that you check the status of your window sealing in all rooms.

  • What Are Your Choices for Commercial Insulation Materials and Installation?

    19 May 2016

    Insulating a commercial building can often be costlier than insulating a home, simply because commercial buildings are usually larger, and a building owner may want the insulation to be placed between walls and floors and not just underneath the roof. This makes it very important that a commercial building owner know his or her choices for commercial insulation materials and installation; some materials are cheaper to install but don't work as well as other costlier choices, but you also don't want to overspend on a material that isn't right for your building.

  • What you need to know before constructing a shed

    18 May 2016

    A shed is a good asset, particularly in the rural areas where you can hold your farm animals. A shed could also be used to keep machinery away from the elements or store the extra stuff you've got in your home. However, building a shed is not an overnight decision. You need to plan well in advance before any construction work. The catch here is to save money and still get a durable structure.