Hello, my name is Gerry and this is my general contractor blog. I am not a general contractor but I have spent the last 18 months working with a team of general contractors to replace and repair the roof, plumbing, electrical systems and interior of new commercial premises I plan to open in Sydney, Australia. The shop will sell a range of electronic goods at super discounted prices. As I worked with the contractors, I learnt an awful lot about the way they operate and the skills they use to complete the jobs they work on. I hope this blog is useful.

Five Tips for Keeping Unwanted Moss and Vegetation Off Stonework Walls and Patios

2 August 2017
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A stonework wall or patio can be a beautiful addition to a home, but in some cases, unwanted vegetation or moss grows along these stones. Wondering what you can do to get rid of and prevent this type of growth? Here are a few tips to help you. 1. Think About Prevention Early Ideally, if you want to avoid growth on a stone patio, you need to think about that during the installation process. Read More …

4 Hazards That Eye and Face Protection Measures Should Address

2 August 2017
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Some inexperienced hobbyists may not know the most appropriate eye and face safety equipment that they should select in order to address the specific safety risks that their DIY projects entail. This article discusses some of the common hazards that one must consider when selecting the most appropriate eye and face safety equipment: Objects Striking Your Eyes Some projects, such as grinding, hammering and chiseling, may cause small objects to detach from the work-piece and strike your eyes and face. Read More …

Cladding in Style: Options for Reworking Your Home Exterior

31 July 2017
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As belts tighten and budgets shrink, many households have had cladding attached to their homes in order to improve insulation and reduce energy bills.  However, it can also make a huge positive impact on your home's appearance. Indeed, many also purchase cladding for this express purpose.  Metal cladding is perhaps the most popular choice because cladding can come in many different materials and styles.  Here is just a couple you may not have considered. Read More …

5 Ways to Save Money on Building Supplies

21 July 2017
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If you're doing a renovation, adding an extension to your home or engaging in a number of other products, you will have to buy a lot of building supplies. That can get expensive. Looking for ways to save money on building supplies? Try these tricks. 1. Harvest Old Hardware If your project starts with demolition, try to harvest the old hardware. Screws and bolts can be used multiple times if the threads aren't worn down. Read More …

4 Reasons to Pick Casement Windows Over Sliding Windows for Your Home

18 July 2017
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There are plenty of different types of windows out there, but most people will ultimately find themselves choosing between either casement windows or sliding windows. Casement windows are swung open via a hinge, just like a small door, whereas a sliding window is made of two panes, one of which can be slid behind the other to create an opening. Both types of window come with their own pros and cons, but most people will find themselves better off with casement windows, and here are just four reasons why. Read More …

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Gerry's General Contractor Blog

Hello, my name is Gerry and this is my general contractor blog. I am not a general contractor but I have spent the last 18 months working with a team of general contractors to replace and repair the roof, plumbing, electrical systems and interior of new commercial premises I plan to open in Sydney, Australia. The shop will sell a range of electronic goods at super discounted prices. As I worked with the contractors, I learnt an awful lot about the way they operate and the skills they use to complete the jobs they work on. I hope this blog is useful.

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