Self Contracting your Own Home

Self Contracting your Own Home

A home owner who becomes his or her own contractor has to understand everything about construction. Construction not only involves work sequencing, but also management of resources, such as money, people and tools. The contractor has to know how much time each part of the job would take, who can do the job and in what order the project needs to be performed. You have always wanted to update your bathtub in your upstairs or replace the sink and the shower area. Perhaps you are looking to replace the existing bedroom to accommodate your growing...

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Concrete Formwork 101

If you are getting ready to take on a project that involves creating a foundation or a set of supports that will utilize concrete as a building material, there are several ins and outs that can determine the success of your project. Here are some considerations that will provide you with some insight: You will need to wear many hats: Design, engineering, and construction are three separate parts to the process of moving your project forward. If you don’t feel comfortable or don’t have time to do one or more, consider getting some...

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Selecting the Best Roofing Contractor

Selecting the Best Roofing Contractor

When a roof is in bad shape, it’s time to contact a roofing company or roof maintenance professional. A roofing job is a project that should be handled by qualified professional such as San Rafael Roofing Contractors. Many professionals and companies offer roofing services, but it is advisable to do some research in order to find a reputable company or contractor to provide the service. This involves researching several companies and comparing their offers before selecting one. There are many things to take into consideration when...

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Great Things Every Home Must Have

Great Things Every Home Must Have

A homeowner should look at his or her own home and assess whether or not they feel it is fully furnished. There are a lot of things that are missing in a home. Most people do not keep up with the landscape or provide enough room for guests to relax during a visit. You have to take certain things into consideration when making the decision to purchase a home. Read through this article to get an idea for what you should consider to add to your home during a remodel. The landscape of your home is the first thing you should consider upgrading....

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Green Home Construction Materials

Green Home Construction Materials

Going green is a very popular concept recently when construction homes. It is both environmentally and financially responsible to use green, sustainable materials during construction. These materials may cost more at the beginning but are sure to save money on energy throughout the life of the home. There are 5 important green construction materials that Ethics Construction will be able to install while building a new home. These products are green insulation, high efficiency toilets, eco friendly roofing, LED lighting and green recyclable...

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Great Products from Amstep

Great Products from Amstep

Amstep Products is a company that has been making anti-slip safety treads and nosings for over 100 years. Stair treads are the horizontal parts of the stairway, and stair nosings are shaped strips that fit onto the top and front edges to provide more grip. Amstep makes treads and nosings suitable for both new stair constructions, and for renovating old or worn stairs. All products are available in a wide variety of colors from black and tan to greens, yellows, and reds for high visibility. Glow in the dark products are also available for...

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