Concrete prices, the amount of concrete you need, and how you can afford to pay your trades are some of the practicalities that come with renovating. Building and renovation projects are exciting and some people might’ve ‘caught the bug’ after watching the reality shows on TV. Programs like The Block, House Rules and Reno Rumble,[…]
Planning a renovation or building project requires awareness, patience, and materials like concrete and rebar. You’ve met the interior designer to pick out paint colours and beento the furniture shop for a new couch. Getting the practical details right, though, is important. (Tensile) strength Concrete and rebar – one won’t exist without the other[…]
The words ‘concrete’ and ‘flexible’ aren’t two you’d imagine go together. But concrete has a lot of versatility, making it a popular choice in construction, design and even art. Shape-shifting Wood is all angles and sharp corners. Trades need to use loud machine tools to get the wood the way they want it to[…]
Exposed aggregate concrete is one of the options you can choose for your renovation needs. Concrete isn’t a “one type fits all” material. Some customers ask for a smooth grey type. Others go slightly outside the box. Here’s a list of finishes that might help you decide what’s best for you. Exposed aggregate Concrete is[…]
Concrete has an unglamorous image as something councils use to make footpaths and this isn’t fair. Its design applications for the home are endless, both outside and in. Concrete isn’t just a boring material you only use for making driveways. We’ve listed its other design uses below. Patios These are found in any home, whether[…]
Concrete is a core material in building and forms the bare bones of structures in modern cities. Not a lot of people give it thought until the time comes to use it, whether it be for renovating or starting a new project. There’s more to concrete than what you see on the surface. But isn’t[…]
Here are some basics about this material you should know if you’re looking to renovate or get into the building industry.
Looking to do some DIY concreting? Creating a good concrete slab is not that difficult to do. Once you know how, you’ll be able to …