Home Building Guide
  • Why You Need These Handymen's Numbers Saved In Your Phone Book

    It’s impossible to prevent accidents from occurring, especially around the home. When they do happen, we can get into such a flap about things; it can be tricky to think straight. One of the easiest ways to calm down during one of these situations is to have handymen’s phone numbers saved in your cell phone. That way you cut out all the hassle of looking one up online. Having a handyman’s phone number at hand all the time helps you... [Continue Reading]

    Do's And Don'ts Of Building A House

    Designing and building your ideal home is a fantastic opportunity. Instead of buying a new or used home, you can create somewhere that has the space, style and comfort that you require. It also allows you to incorporate certain materials such as glass or wood and create a practical layout. But it requires dedication, hard work and time to complete. Before you get started on building the house you’ve always dreamed of, read through these vital... [Continue Reading]

    Help! My Basement Keeps Flooding

    When your water table is higher than the level of your basement, it essentially means that your basement is surrounded by water trapped in the earth. Left for long enough and without the necessary protective measures, your basement is bound to “absorb” some of this water. And when it rains heavily, your ground water level will rise, resulting in an increased likelihood of your basement becoming flooded. Rainier climates can see the risk... [Continue Reading]

    4 DIY home improvements with long-lasting effects

    The UK housebuilding market might be enjoying a slow growth but homeowners are more and more reluctant to spare budgets for expensive home remodelling. Home improvement doesn’t have to be all about lavish property projects and complete home overhauls though. Most of the time, it’s actually the little things that can make a big difference and help you attract prospective buyers when the time comes to sell your property.... [Continue Reading]

    What To Do If You're Locked Out Of Your Home!

    Image Source Getting locked out happens to everybody once in their lifetime. It’s very annoying, embarrassing, and can be dangerous if appliances have been left on, or a baby is stuck inside. A lot of people leave their keys inside the home, or perhaps something has become trapped in the door. Here’s what people should do if they do get locked out. Check the gate After getting locked out, the best thing to do is to wait in the back... [Continue Reading]

    Help! My Roof Is Leaking!

    Picture by Wikipedia So, it’s raining pretty hard, and you’ve found that the roof is leaking right?! You might not find it to be a massive problem just yet, but it could be if you don’t do anything about it. There are all sorts of reasons why your roof might be leaking, and it’s not always easy to diagnose the cause yourself. Some of these issues are potentially quite costly while others aren’t so much. Unfortunately,... [Continue Reading]

    Options for Outdoor Seating in Restaurants

    Restaurant owners who have taken the plunge to include outside eating spaces are seeing big payoffs from their investments. An article featuring various restaurant owners and managers across New Jersey showed that the restaurants had experienced an increase in sales within a short period of setting up the outdoor spaces. One restaurant in particular saw an increase in 10% within a month of setting up. Setting up outdoor seating for restaurants is... [Continue Reading]

    Water Heaters 101

    If I thought long and hard about all of the things I take for granted, hot showers would certainly be among them. Even in the heat of summer, I religiously enjoy at least one hot shower a day. These hot showers wouldn’t be possible without an under-rated fixture of the modern home: the water heater. You've probably got a tank hiding out in a closet somewhere, and I'm sure you're familiar with the basic premise. But there is actually quite a... [Continue Reading]

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    Calgary area's top builders receive awards tonight
    Morrison Homes celebrates on stage after winning the CHBA-Calgary Region 2014 Grand SAM Award for Builder of the Year, on April 18, 2015, at the Telus Convention Centre. The top performances from the residential home building industry in the Calgary area last year will be recognized during an awards gala tonight.(Sat, 16 Apr 2016 20:15:40 GMT)

    Osprey Point: Issues still need addressing
    The following letter was sent to Lawrence Lank, director, Sussex County Office of Planning and Zoning, with a copy submitted to the Cape Gazette for publication. I am writing in response to the proposed Osprey Point development and would like to express my concerns to the development that I feel have not been adequately addressed.(Sat, 16 Apr 2016 08:04:07 GMT)

    New initiative helps Habitat For Humanity build more resilient homes
    Simpson Strong-Tie announced its support of Habitat for Humanity's new Habitat Strong program to help local Habitat for Humanity organizations build stronger, more resilient homes across the U.S. Along with Simpson Strong-Tie, Travelers Insurance is a major sponsor. Habitat Strong is based on a pilot program funded by Travelers to build disaster-resilient homes using criteria established by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety.(Sat, 16 Apr 2016 01:35:24 GMT)

    Sprinklers create Estero Fire vs. home builder legal battle
    Home builders have taken legal action against the Estero Fire Rescue District. This all over a new law that would require automatic sprinkler systems in new homes in the Estero fire district.(Fri, 15 Apr 2016 21:50:20 GMT)

    Maybe Homes Are Important After All
    A terrific way to find a perfect spot to start is to look at the design of the home. The first step is to look at the home's interior and the style of the house.(Mon, 11 Apr 2016 04:36:10 GMT)

    Full term warranty - minus one
    Given the amount of money the ACT government pockets from its monopoly on the sale of building blocks and home construction fees and charges, it would make sense to ensure the golden geese don't get plucked bare by others. The sad fact commissioning a new home within the ACT is, in many ways, a lottery suggests the ACT government is yet to embrace this concept.(Sun, 10 Apr 2016 15:00:46 GMT)

    Fremont: Warm Springs BART station rumbles toward finish line
    From Warm Springs Boulevard, the BART station that has been slowly rising and taking form over the past few years might finally look completed and ready for business. Inside, however, there's still a frenzy of activity as workers scramble to wrap up the last tasks so the station can open by late summer.(Fri, 08 Apr 2016 21:06:31 GMT)

    Sumitomo Forestry America Inc. buys home builder Gehan Homes Ltd.
    A Top 40 home builder in the U.S., Gehan Homes has a 25-year history of success in the production homebuilding industry. A Top 40 home builder in the U.S., Gehan Homes has a 25-year history of success in the production homebuilding industry.(Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:54:53 GMT)