Three Extra Services to Consider When Working With Private Certifiers
12 June 2017
For many construction projects, you are required to get a construction certificate. Generally, you can obtain that from your municipal council or from a private certifier. If you want a full range of services, you may want to work with a private certifier. Here's what to look for when choosing certifiers.
1. Combined Development Consent and Construction Certification
If you need a construction certificate, you also usually need development consent. Obtaining these approvals one at a time on your own can be time consuming, but if you work with a company who can do both approvals at once for you, that can save you both time and effort.
Three Reasons Why You Should Hire A Civil Engineer To Oversee Construction Of Your New Jetty
8 June 2017
Waterside homes and properties are always incredibly sought after, and if you are lucky enough to own one, you will probably want to construct a jetty to make launching watercraft easier and safer. However, constructing a jetty properly isn't simply a case of hammering a few poles into a riverbank and leaving it at that — to ensure that the jetty you construct is safe, practical and mostly importantly legal, you should seriously consider hiring a civil engineer to oversee construction works.
Considerations with Residential Tennis Court Construction
6 June 2017
There is a misconception that you can create a residential tennis court with just some level land and a net. The truth is that a court like that would be ideal for figuring out if you want a full tennis court and if you would actually use it often enough to justify construction. If you have decided that you would use it often enough or that your children who are taking lessons would benefit from it, then you may need to consider hiring a tennis court builder.
When to Check for Signs of Needed Underpinning or Foundation Repair
5 June 2017
In many cases, you will see obvious signs that your home's foundation needs underpinning or other repair; these signs may include cracks or chips along the foundation or water leaking into the basement. You might also notice cracks along the interior walls and ceilings that indicate the house is shifting and sinking. However, there are times when you may want to give your home's foundation an extra "once over," and check it for needed repair.