At MTB Carpentry & Construction we love renovating Gold Coast homes and seeing the look on our client’s faces when they’re complete.
With 15 years’ experience, we thought it might be good to share some hints, tips, do’ and don’t with everyone so you can get the benefit of our renovation wisdom.
Take a look at our blogs and see what handy hints you can pick up.
Part 1: Check the reputation of your Builder
It is important to research your builder and to find the right building company to work with you on your project.
You need to take into consideration whether or not the builder has a good reputation, and if they are respected for their quality of work.
If you are looking at extending or renovating your home, it’s important the builder is capable of this type of building. The best referrals are those from previous clients, so you should ask to see testimonials and projects that they have completed that are similar to your project. Good builders should have nothing to hide.
Make sure the builder has all of the necessary licenses and insurances in place:
- Google builders and check online reviews
- Do a Queensland Building and Construction commission license search at www.qbcc.qld.gov.au – they provide licensing in Queensland to all subcontractors and builders
- Ask to see their license and insurance details
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A renovation can be a daunting task and when it comes to a vital part of the household like a kitchen, it can be particularly challenging. From your finances to your products and from your tradies team to your “must haves” it can all seem a bit too crazy to manage. Therefore it is always helpful to have a checklist handy. MTB Carpentry and Construction has put together a checklist for you so you can organize your kitchen renovation better.
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Water damage is a hard thing to deal with. Not only is it annoying, it can be dangerous as well. It can cause health hazards, and promote the growth of mould and dangerous fungi. There is also a chance of unsuspecting people slipping and hurting themselves over water in unexpected places. All in all, it is something that you would want to avoid. But sometimes, no matter how careful you are, it might happen. And if it happens to your bathroom, it can be a nightmare. So, MTB Carpentry and Construction has come up with a few tips and tricks on how to remodel your bathroom after it has gone through water damage so you don’t have to face it again.
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When it comes to renovations and remodels, there are a lot of things to bring under consideration. Things like how much you’re willing to spend, who you are going to hire, which fittings you are going to use etc. But when you’re talking about a kitchen renovation, it is important to have an elaborate plan so you don’t miss out on anything since the kitchen is one of the most important parts of a modern household. So MTB Carpentry and Construction has made the following list just for you!
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Deciding which product to when there are two very similar products on offer can be a bit of a challenging task. This is often the case for decks and patios. Since this is a fairly big investment, many people find it difficult to decide which one they want. But, no matter how similar they are, there are a few differences in terms of looks, functionality, price and other similar factors. MTB Carpentry and Construction has listed out the pros and cons of both decks and patios just for you. Take a look and deicide which one you need!
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Your car deserves the best care possible from you. It serves you pretty well after all. The greatest gift you can give your car is protection from the elements. You wouldn’t want your car to be left out in the sun, rain, storms or worse would you? A cost effective way of protecting your car from the wrath of the elements is getting a carport for it, while adding value to your home. But, there are quite a few different types of carports available on the market. Making a choice can often be a daunting task. MTB Carpentry and Construction has broken down the different types of carports for your convenience.
This is a really simple design, but it does the job well and can look great if designed right. The roof has a one directional pitch or slope. This is typically 3 degrees or 5 degrees, depending on the sort of roof sheet used. This is the simplest carport you can have, it’s basically a roof over your car.
This is a carport with a pitched roof on two sides. A regular roof pitch is usually 15 degrees, but other variations like as 10 degrees, 20 degrees and 26 degrees are also possible.
These carports have a 4 sided pitched roof. This resembles most houses that are built today. The most common roof pitch for these carports is 20 degrees.
Made from a canvas canopy, these carports are more of a temporary solution. They’re great for short periods of time but will weather away if you use them for too long.
No matter which one of these you pick, you can rest assured that MTB Carpentry and Construction has the best team on the Gold Coast to install your carport. So, pick up your phone and call, MTB Carpentry and Construction and we will be more than happy to help you out with whatever it is that you may find yourself in need of.
There are many different varieties of tiles available on the market. But not every type is suitable for your bathroom. This is because not all tiles are designed for places that are meant to get wet. There are a few factors that come into play when it comes to bathroom tiles. The most important factor is friction. This mainly applies to bathroom floor tiles. In simple terms, the friction could be thought of as how slippery or rough a tile is going to be. The more friction the tile causes, the safer it is to use. The other important characteristic is the ability of the tile to absorb water (viterosity). MTB Carpentry and Construction has put together a list of the best bathroom tile options with these factors in mind just for you.
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We would all like to have bigger and better bathrooms, but sometimes our wallets just don’t allow us to go for a big, lavish bathroom renovation. But does that mean you should stop trying to make your bathroom better? Absolutely not! MTB Carpentry and Construction has put together a list of upgrades that you can make to your bathroom on a budget.
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We all love upgrades. There is something about having a better version of something we already own that just makes us happy inside. But when it comes to bathrooms though, renovations or upgrades have more benefits than just making you happy. MTB Carpentry and Construction has put together a list of the benefits of renovating or remodeling your bathroom.
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There are still a few questions left to answer even when you are 100% sure that you want a deck installed at home. Specifically, the question revolves around what type of deck you want to invest in. There are three main types that are prominent throughout the world, and it seems that the Gold Coast is no different. MTB Carpentry and Construction has whipped up this blog to shed some light on the pros and cons of each one. Enjoy!
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A trend that has been on the rise recently on the Gold Coast is building decks. And why wouldn’t it be on the rise? All things considered, having a deck in your home is a brilliant idea! Not convinced? Take a look at the list that MTB Carpentry and Construction has prepared for you and you’ll be sold.
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If you are looking to renovate your home, or at least part of your home, it is fair to say that you might be at a loss with where to start. That is understandable because renovations can be huge and that can stress many people out. But the following list made by MTB Carpentry and Construction may help you out in terms of what needs to be done before undertaking a home renovation.
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When it comes to flooring, there are tons of options. Some opt for tiles, some prefer carpets, while others go for wooden or timbre floors. Timbre floors are often a crucial part of any home renovation. While tiles and carpets can be used without much thought put behind them, there are a lot of things you need to consider while using timbre for flooring. MTB Carpentry and Construction has put together a list of things you need to keep in mind if you are considering getting timbre floors.
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Be it a patio garden or a small little deck, a sitting arrangement under a pergola or a well maintained outdoor barbecue stand, backyards are no longer just a place inside your home boundary, it has become an extended part of your functional area. This has become a place you can unwind and relax after a hectic time.
Creating your ultimate backyard getaway needs a little bit of attention and a proper planning. If you are looking to have a space where you can relax in peace, or to party outdoor, or want to do a little bit of both, there are ways that can add up to its functionality. Continue reading “Guide to creating the ultimate backyard getaway”
Because you started reading this article, we are assuming you are considering bringing some changes to your home structure or planning on some addition or alteration. This might be a case where you want to build a carport within your boundary, or add an extra bedroom, or finish off basement or redecorate the attic. Well, whichever from the mentioned is your issue, MTB Carpentry and Construction is here to assist you in the project. With over 15 years of experience in the building and construction industry and the special skillset, we offer you the best service and bring you the ultimate result. Continue reading “Solution to all your home renovation issues: MTB Carpentry and Constructions”