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Blog 2016

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Interior Remodeling and the Benefits of Customised Joinery

December 12, 2016

Home ownership is an ongoing investment for your family’s future that is why interior remodeling projects are so popular because these not only add value to your home, but can also make it more functional and comfortable, if done correctly. If you have interior remodeling plans for your home, in the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry area, then hiring expert carpenters just makes sense.

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Tips in Choosing the Best Balcony Design for Your Home

December 2, 2016

Having a little outdoor private space is great for relaxing or spending time doing nothing but reading your favourite book. That is probably why homeowners spend so much time pondering over balcony design options and ideas. So, if you are planning a new balcony, or you are considering redesign your current one, the first step is to consider what it is you expect from your balcony.

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Home Improvement Ideas That Helps Add Value to Your Property

November 21, 2016

Investing in real-estate should be as good as money in the bank, and many people who purchase property expect that its price will rise with time. In fact, it is the increased value of a home that eventually becomes the means that most people are able to retire, which makes sense that home owners need to maintain their property to secure its worth.

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Don't Settle for a DIY Carpentry Job When You Can Hire Professionals

November 11, 2016

Is there a line that gets crossed during a do-it-yourself (DIY) home renovation project, when you need a professional carpenter to finish the job? Of course, there are building requirements that need to be met, and a professional carpenter knows what local and state laws require. That is why anyone planning a DIY project at home should check to make sure that their design ideas and plans meet building code specification.

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House Remodelling On a Budget: What Are The Most Important Aspects That You Should Consider?

October 28, 2016

Who isn’t on a budget? Property owners have to be shrewd these days with their money, especially when remodeling plans are on the horizon. Of course, there are always ways to save money when remodeling a home, it’s possible to compromise where needed to get what you want done…

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Maximising Your Space with Home Extension

October 13, 2016

There comes a time when families need more ‘living’ space, and instead of going through the hassles and expenses of moving into another home, not to mention the emotional aspects of leaving a home where one grew up, people are choosing to add extra space. The best way to do that is a home extension…

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Why Should You Go For Custom Made Outdoor Timber Furniture for Your Patio?

September 29, 2016

Most new home buyers focus on the layout of the house and the theme choices for each room, more than the actual type of furniture they will 'eventually' buy and place. As time passes, and people become more comfortable in their homes, more care is taken on deciding the specific types of furniture to buy…

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Key Factors to Consider in Landscaping and Gardening

September 13, 2016

Often times, people receive their first impression of your residential or commercial property by the choices you make for your outdoor areas. To ensure that your landscaping and gardening choices make a favourable rather than a negative impression, you need to consider certain key factors about these elements and we share them with you in the following list…

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Exterior Remodeling: Choosing the Best Carpentry Services

August 25, 2016

When your house requires exterior remodeling, it is crucial that you hire a contracting company that can provide the best carpentry services for your specific needs. After all, the home's exterior must withstand various types of weather and other environmental elements in a durable manner. Otherwise, the entire structure may be at risk for severe damage…

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Deck Makeover and Redesign That Makes a Difference

August 11, 2016

Having a wood deck is a luxury many homeowners cherish because it allows them to enjoy the outdoors, while relaxing in comfort on a raised platform. For some people, their home’s deck is a hub of activity, especially for those who truly love being outside all the time. However, as years pass, weather and use take their toll on your deck and the wood begins to look worn and tired, but that can be fixed with deck restoration…

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Best Home Renovation and Carpentry Services Can Help In Adding Value to Your Home

July 29, 2016

Home renovation is definitely one of the most intelligent investments you can make because it not only increases the overall functionality and appeal of the property, but it also multiplies its value, if done correctly. So, if you have plans to remodel your house, then you are making the right choices…

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Practical Tips in Choosing the Right Construction Materials for Your Deck

July 19, 2016

Nothing can match the thrill and romance of dining in the magnificent outdoors. Being able to dine in your own backyard whenever you desire makes a deck even more inviting. In truth, outdoor entertaining or a relaxing getaway can be as easy as opening your back door. Plus, you can make your deck as simple or elaborate as you wish…

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Call the Best Carpenter for Your Roof and Gutter Repairs

June 30, 2016

While many folks are putting off any new home improvements until the economy improves, or until they can afford the home construction project they want, such as a new deck or new fencing, making home repairs when needed is always first priority, especially when the roof and gutters are concerned…

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Backyard Makeover and Renovation Ideas for Better Relaxation

June 16, 2016

There is nothing like owning a piece of land that is why most new homeowners spend much time in their backyards. However, after a few years, the backyard often feels like a dull place to visit, why is that? People change as years pass, and so does their aesthetic tastes and their appreciation for comfortable and pleasant places to relax, like the backyard…

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The Importance of Home Maintenance and Repair

May 31, 2016

It's true, a home is a major investment and it is one that people often cash in on after a decade, or less. However, for there to be any real profit from the sale of a property, the home must be kept in good shape, and that takes time and continuous effort through needed home maintenance and repair…

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Tips to Dress Up Your Outdoor Patio for Entertaining Guests

May 18, 2016

The call of summer is hard to resist, that is why most people spend a lot of their time outside. If you enjoy spending time outside when the weather is nice, with friends and family, and you want some tips on how to dress up your outdoor patio for entertaining guests, then you will find the suggestions here very helpful…

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Practical and Stylish Bathroom Design Ideas

April 29, 2016

It is very common when discussing home renovation plans to include practical and stylish bathroom design ideas. Effective bathroom design ideas should incorporate all of the most basic aesthetic needs, but should also subtly affect your emotional, and even spiritual level…

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The Importance of Accurate and Precise Measuring in Carpentry Services

April 15, 2016

Like homes of the past, most residential houses today still have some type of wooden furniture or construction built into them. Such quality wooden structures that are found in custom homes are products of people who dedicated their effort, time and expert skill in creating them…

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What Are The Different Types of Pergolas?

December 14, 2015

Even during the summer months of the year, protecting oneself from the ravages of heat and the rest of the elements can be problematic…

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Internal and External Home Renovation Project: When Is It Time?

December 7, 2015

If it weren’t for budget limitations, lack of time and/or energy, most people would renovate their homes multiple times over the course of a few years…

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Tips in Choosing the Best Carpentry and Joinery Services for Your Home

November 23, 2015

Houses can be constructed of bricks and mortar, but they’re also often built from wood and nails, and from the sweat and skill of expert carpenters…

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What Are The Secrets Of Successful and Quality Carpentry Services?

November 11, 2015

Carpentry is among ‘the’ most essential of all the trades, and is has always been since time immemorial. Nearly indispensable to this day, the humble carpenter’s job thrives to this very day…

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What Are The Most Common Decking Designs and Styles?

October 21, 2015

Choosing a decking design can be an adventure that can be both exciting and nerve-racking, because there are so many types of decking to choose from. Concerns over the many choices of materials and their costs has prompted many folks to turn to consulting experts in the field, rather than taking a chance choosing for themselves, and that’s ok…

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Looking for a Carpenter in Melbourne Eastern Suburbs? Straight Up Building and Maintenance Is Available For You

October 12, 2015

Are you looking for a carpenter in Melbourne Eastern Suburbs? Good news! Straight Up Building and Maintenance is available, because carpentry is an integral part of home construction that simply cannot be left in idle or unprofessional hands, you now have access to friendly carpentry professionals in your area…

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The Secrets of Successful Carpentry in Home Renovation

September 28, 2015

As years pass, home renovation is an inevitability that every homeowner has to undergo at least once or twice in their lifetime. Whether it’s to prep an old house for newly arrived inhabitants, or whether it’s to change a theme, function, style, or whether it simply involves the overall maintenance of a one’s home; home improvements are an integral and nigh-inseparable part of a homeowner’s duties and responsibilities…

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Simple Decking Designs That Are Beautiful but Also Budget Friendly

September 9, 2015

Decking extends the living area of the home by providing an outdoor space suitable for entertaining guests or just relaxing with the family. You may have space or budget concerns that make you hesitant about adding a deck onto your house, but there are some examples of simple decking designs below that are both attractive and budget friendly…

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Tips in Choosing the Right Building Contractor for Your Home

August 25, 2015

Often, the most confusing part of a home-construction project is selecting the correct building contractor to perform it. Do not overly stress about the search for one, though, as we offer some valuable tips here to help you…

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Fantastic Pergolas for Your Outdoor Living

August 13, 2015

Alfresco living is all the rage these days with homeowners. They are creating interesting and useful outdoor areas that are extensions of their homes. Pergolas are a wonderful addition to these areas as these structures provide shade, decoration and ambiance to patios, decks and alfresco rooms…

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Cost Effective Tips and Ideas for Home Renovation

July 21, 2015

Are you looking for some cost effective tips and ideas for your home renovation plans, but are lacking some creativity to get things moving? Not to worry, there are plenty of things you can do to the interior and exterior of your home…

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The Essence of Building Maintenance: Why Does This Matter?

July 15, 2015

Building maintenance is something everyone has heard before, but aren’t quite sure what it is exactly. Most people think it means to just keep the floors of a building clean and free of rubbish, but that is not the main importance or the essence of building maintenance: Why does this matter…

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