Building a new office block
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Building a new office block

We have a big site at work but after the company expanded we were running very short on office space. Most of our accounts team was in a demountable office and they were really hot in summer and cold in winter. It was so much better for the whole team once we got the new office block built on site. This blog talks about the process of building a new office block, including the design and construction of a block for your team. I hope it will be useful for anyone looking to build a new office block on their site.

Building a new office block

Creating Your Perfect Deck

Troy Medina

Creating a new deck for your home is a fantastic way to help you spend more time outside while still being able to enjoy the comforts of indoors. Whether you want somewhere to eat as a family or a place to relax in the evenings, a deck can be the ideal addition to your home. Unless you are an accomplished DIY expert with a lot of spare time, you will need to hire someone to build the deck for you. Before deciding which deck builder to hire, you will need to think carefully about exactly what type of deck you want and the skills someone will need to build it.

Before talking to a deck builder

A good deck builder will be able to suggest improvements to your plans and find ways to create the best deck for your home, but it helps if you know roughly what you want before you talk to the deck builder. Points that you will want to consider include:

  • The shape and layout of the deck
  • Where the staircases will be placed?
  • How many stories will the deck have?
  • Will there be a covering on the deck?
  • What materials will be used in the deck construction?
  • Will there be any special features, such as built-in benches or a firepit?

Once you know exactly what your new deck will look like, you can obtain definite quotations from prospective deck builders so that you can more easily compare them against each other.

Finding the right deck builder

When you have the basic plan for your new deck fixed, it is time to look for a suitable deck builder to turn the plan into reality. You can ask your neighbours and friends to see if they have used a deck builder they could recommend, or you could research online to see who may be available locally. Once you have a list of prospective deck builders, it is time to interview the candidates. Questions you may want to ask include:

  • Are you fully licensed and insured?
  • How long has your company been established?
  • When are you available to start work?
  • How long will the work take?
  • Do you offer a full warranty on your work?
  • Do you have any references or testimonials from past clients?

When you are satisfied with the answers you receive, you should get several of the deck builders out to your site and obtain full written estimates from them. Make sure that the estimates are comprehensive and include the costs of any clean-up and landscaping work that may be needed once the deck is completed. These tips should help you find a deck builder.