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

  • Why Portable Toilet Hire Would Be Ideal For Your Event

    29 April 2016

    When planning a large event that will have a significant number of people in attendance, there are a myriad of details that you would have to consider. As such, most event planners would want to hire a venue that would ease the burden for them by already having amenities that their guests can use. However, opting for a venue that already has its own toilet facilities that would be open to your guests does not necessarily mean that these facilities can appropriately accommodate them.

  • Ecofriendly Bricks You Could Incorporate In Your Building Design

    29 April 2016

    When constructing a new home, one of the most important aspects to consider when it comes to the building design is the materials that you will use. Generally, bricks are one of the more common materials preferred by contractors. However, standard bricks are not entirely environmentally friendly. If you would want to construct a home that is environmentally friendly but still aesthetically appealing, you should consider the use of ecofriendly bricks.

  • A Few Considerations to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Style of Roof Trusses

    29 April 2016

    Roof trusses are large beams placed in a type of triangle shape that are used to hold up and support a roof; they are usually left exposed for a more rustic and open look than you would get with standard roofing material that is then covered with drywall. When having a new home constructed or when renovating and considering roof trusses, you want to ensure you take your time to shop and know all your options for the various styles.

  • 4 Reasons Why Bamboo Flooring is More Eco-Friendly Than Traditional Hardwoods

    28 April 2016

    Bamboo is one of the hipper flooring materials right now, and it's also incredibly good for the environment, especially when compared against traditional hardwood flooring materials. If you're looking to improve your eco-friendly credentials, these four points should convince you that bamboo flooring is the way to go. 1. Bamboo Grows Faster As most people know, common hardwoods take a long time to reach maturity. In fact, it can take decades for an oak tree to reach full maturity.

  • Reverse-Cycle Air Conditioning System? Yes Please!

    28 April 2016

    In a large number of cases, homeowners choose to upgrade household appliances such as the refrigerator and the air conditioner when renovating or remodeling the house. A home renovation exercise does not necessarily have to involve the replacement of the mentioned household appliances. However, some replacements/upgrades are worth their every penny. This article answers three questions that a homeowner may have when looking to invest in a reverse cycle air conditioning system.

  • Design Trends You Should Consider When Constructing a New Home

    28 April 2016

    Embarking on construction of a new home is a great milestone. Since this process not only takes time but also a significant amount of funding, it is best to construct a home that would most fit you and your family's needs. This is why it is ideal to consult with an architect rather than simply opt for stock house designs. An architect can help you incorporate an array of features into your new home that you would typically not find in conventional home designs.

  • Keeping your employees safe from electrical dangers

    27 April 2016

    Running a small business is a lot of work regardless of what field you're working in. As a small business owner you're responsible for the safety of your employees and you need to make sure your workplace is as safe as possible for them. Electricity is a safety hazard if it's not handled properly, and as many small businesses are dependent on electrical equipment, this is an area where you need to know how to prevent accidents from happening.