Planning a renovation? 5 ways to prevent budget blowout

We’re experienced in construction and have poured a few slabs around new home builds. The apprehension and excitement that comes with renovation can overshadow money matters until it’s too late. You’ll have a lovely home, but can end up with some excess debt you don’t need.     Organise your quotes The builder, the concrete Read more about Planning a renovation? 5 ways to prevent budget blowout[…]

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Setting your plans in concrete

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 Read more about Setting your plans in concrete[…]

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Flexibility with concrete

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 Read more about Flexibility with concrete[…]

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Aggregate or coloured concrete? Choosing a finish

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 Read more about Aggregate or coloured concrete? Choosing a finish[…]

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Concrete Design Ideas

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 Read more about Concrete Design Ideas[…]