Sunday, 24 September 2017

Tutotial: How To Get An Architectural Plan For Your Bungalow At A Reduced Cost


Today on building contractor secrets, i would be talking about new bungalow design in Nigeria and i know this would be a very interesting content especially for those regularly searching for new designs for bungalow house in nigeria.

Well, if you have been searching for the best Bungalow designs that would match your taste, i am going to leave you a few designs. I Know these designs may be on other web pages, but i know there is a reason you stumbled on my page and it could be you need just the ideas i would be adding here.
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Friday, 22 September 2017

Info: All Questions About TStv Answered

TStv with 11 sports channels.


So I was at the TSTV head office yesterday and I was excessively impressed by what I saw and I can no longer hold my excitement.

Yes, it is really happening my people.
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Tutorial: A Very Powerful Tool To Help You Calculate The Amount Of Materials Required For Your Construction

For clients and contractors, the most difficult part of the profession is the ability to tell the exact amount of materials required to accomplish a task or completely mount a building. This is a very important aspect of construction as over 65% of contractors today would over quote or under quote the amount of materials required which often bring about errors and the management of materials as a result of the inability of the client to provide the needed resources.
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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

20 Important Steps Involved In Building A Home In Nigeria



Today on Building contractor secrets, i have decided to bring this information to my readers because i know i found it in a place where most of my audience may not be able to reach. Its a post that would highlight 20 different steps that must be taken by home builders in Nigeria in order to be able to erect the best structure without fear and without making unnecessary mistakes.

1. Seek advice from your Architect/Engineering on what type and size of land the can suit your dream house

2. Look for a land speculator or agent, that will help you in getting the land that can soothes your purpose. make sure you see the land and get all necessary original document related to land before payment. you can arrange with a lawyer to help you in preparing and checking the documents to make sure you are not buying a land from the wrong person,and to avoid land with dispute.

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Tutorial: How To Calculate The Cost Of Installing Almaco Windows For 2 Bedroom Flat

best almaco company in nigeria

I know i have not been here for quite a long time now, its just that i am approaching my busy season, a time when i am always busy all round the week but today on Building contractor secrets, i would be talking to us on the cost of installing Almaco windows for a 2 bedroom Apartment.
This is important as it would enable you have an idea on the amount of money you may require to fix Almaco windows for your 2 bedroom apartment.
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Thursday, 7 September 2017

Sponsored: Most Important Tips You'll Need When Adding Rooms To Your Home

What Is the Importance Of Adding Rooms To A Home?

One of the ways that you can remodel the home and add more space is with a room addition. Remodeling and room additions are ways that you can create another bedroom, bathroom or even just a playroom for the kids. If you plan on expanding your family or if you want older family members to live with you in the future, then a room addition is a way to give them their own space while keeping the rest of the home untouched. 
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Marketing: What Does It Mean To Be A Petroleum Product Marketer

advantages of a dependent petroleum marketer

Today on building contractor secrets, i would be talking about Petroleum Marketing. On this post, you will understand the meaning of a marketer as far as petroleum business is concerned, you will also understand the different types of marketers as well as the advantages and disadvantages of these types of marketers.
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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Investment: How Can I Establish A Petrol Filling Station In Nigeria


Nigeria is known globally as one of the major oil producing country in the world especially with its huge crude oil deposits around the entire south south, south east and south west regions of the country. A large portion of these deposits of these still remain untapped though. Oil business in Nigeria is known for its huge capital requirement, so is other aspects of the business like exportation and exploration as well as marketing of the processed product. Aside from these mentioned areas, Nigeria still ranks high in the list of top petroleum users in Africa with a daily consumption running about 40 million liters. This is highly attributed to the large number of cars and private power generating sets run in homes as the power sector has continued to fail in supplying the power needed by all citizens.
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Monday, 4 September 2017

Investment: Why Oil and Gas is the Best Business Ever!

Sometimes when i make a list of the best ways to invest in Nigeria, some people keep asking me "What Do You Know" but its true, i actually know nothing, i am just a fresh Nigerian Graduate with no job but i know with this blog, i will give job to many as i am my own boss.
On This post, i have decided to list 30 Nigerian Billionaires and their business investment for you to be able to pick out the most dominant of these businesses.
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Sunday, 3 September 2017

Investment: 6 Better Ways To Invest Your Money For A Long term Profit

petrol station for sale

Today i want to talk to you millionaires and Billionaire living in Nigeria, even if you live outside Nigeria, this is a post for you since i know you also make some good cash (If you weren't making a good cash, you would not be searching for this on google). On this post, you'll be learning about how best to make good use of your millions, How to Invest your millions wisely. I am also sure you will learn how to invest in Real Estate Also as its all i will be talking about in this post.

So if you are wondering how best to invest in real estate, i am going to give you a few idea on ways to do so and best places to be looking at. That is what a good Building Contractor does right? Yes! Its what i will do even though i know some would frown on the idea
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Saturday, 2 September 2017

4 Most Effective Ways To Make Money In Nigeria


Today On Building Contractor Secrets, i would like to discuss a very important matter which i think is currently having a great effect on almost every Nigerian living in Nigeria. It is no other but UNEMPLOYMENT. I am on this post going to explain 4 ways through which you can make a lot of cash legitimately without fraud.
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Friday, 1 September 2017

Tutorial: How To Calculate The Number Of Wood Required For Decking


Well, i know you must have seen the other tutorial on how to calculate the number of bamboo sticks required to deck a building and would now want to know the number of planks required for the same building. 

Well, You are on Building contractor secrets and so all the secrets will be exposed at no cost for you.

Now We Will Talk On How To Calculate The number Of Planks Required for Decking.
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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Tutorial: How To Calculate The Number Of Bamboo Required For Construction Of Decking


For those building Duplex and other mansions requiring Decking or Slabs, one question you must provide a very accurate answer to is "How Can I Calculate Materials Required For Decking", this is because in decking construction, Nails, Plank (1 x 12), Bamboo or bush wood (Usually Rubber) are required in large quantity and knowing how to calculate these materials for your decking is therefore very important.
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Tutorial: How To Know My Inverter Rating And Loads It Can Carry



In Nigeria, As a Nigeria i have seen businesses collapse simply because the power required to run such businesses aren't there or are too expensive to the owners. You can just imagine that an average home with the intention to live a comfortable life with power all night long would spend at least 30,000 on a monthly basis running a petrol or diesel generator just to be able to provide the needed energy for the home.
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Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Tutorial: Size Of Rooms And How to Locate A Room In A Residential Building

size of living rooms

As a Nigerian Draftsman, having a good knowledge of the standard sizes of rooms and where they are usually located in a building is very important as far as the planning of a residential building is concerned. 

This is because while a spacious room affords occupants the needed space for movement, sunlight and natural air also find their way into the rooms and these are very important for ventilation.
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Monday, 28 August 2017

Safety: General Safety Tips You Must Know As A Human

General safety tips

Today on Building Contractor Secrets, i would like to discuss a few safety tips as it applies to every human out there. This is going to be very helpful to you as a Construction worker, as a resident and as a person.

On This post, you're going to learn a few safety tips as it applies to all of us. We all need these safety tips as they help us run our daily tasks without injury, without loosing our lives.
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Saturday, 26 August 2017

Safety: What is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

define safety

Today on Building Contractor secrets, i would be talking about safety. i will be dealing on the importance of Personal Protection Equipment or PPE as it is called in some places. I will also cite examples of these protective equipment. You will understand examples of eye protective equipment, Head, foot, hand and body protective equipment.

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Thursday, 24 August 2017

Tutorial: How To Calculate The Amount Of Water Required For a Cubic Meter Of Concrete

how to calculate water in concrete

Once again on building contractor secrets, i want to hammer on another important aspect of concrete that should never be over looked. I want to teach us how to calculate the volume of water required for a cubic meter of concrete. This is very important as a concrete mix with less water results to flash setting which actually doesn't speak well for the strength development in concrete.
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Thursday, 17 August 2017

How Can I Set Out A Building Plan On Ground

As you know, before the erection of walls, it is right for a proper plant to be designed. A plan that would ensure the walls are standing at the right points, it is also important that the walls are set out to stand in the right angle as this not only makes the work easy, but also improves the aesthetics of the building. Sometimes you can just imagine a wall with bendings here and there. That would be such a boring sight right?
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A-Z About Project Management

Today On Building Contractor secrets, i would like to talk about Project management. On this post, you will be learning the basic terms as applicable to project management and in another post, i will be solving some problems in project management using either CPM. PERT to help you see where these terms can be applied.

What Is Project Management?
Project management is simply that discipline that involves the initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing the work of a team in order to achieve specific organizational goals and meet specific success criteria.
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

What Is The Cost Of Molding/Buying 500 Sandcrete Blocks in Nigeria?

How much do I need to make 500 blocks in nigeria


Before anything, I want to say a big thanks to those who always make out time to visit Building Contractor secrets, those that calls and texts to make one inquiry or the other have actually continued to make me understand that I do communicate here. That this blog and the efforts as regards making fresh content is not a waste at all. It is for this reason that I have decided to hit another important aspect of your construction. 
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How Can I Install Solar Energy System In My Home

how can i install solar power in nigeria

Today On Building Contractor secrets i am going to talk about Solar Power, the benefit of installing a solar power system in your home and i will also give you details that could help you contact a very good agent or dealer when you want to install a solar Power System in your home but first. I am will also answer some important questions that may come to mind as you read through this post.
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Saturday, 5 August 2017

Different Types Of Foundation

On this article, i have decided to describe the different types of foundation in construction. This will also help you as a home owner know the exact type of foundation currently on your building, it will also show you the different types of concrete foundation applicable to construction.

What is a foundation?

According to a Post i made sometime ago, i defined a foundation as one of the most important stages in a building construction, it is also the lowest part of your building and the most important element in your substructure.
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Sunday, 30 July 2017

Why I Said Over Site Concrete Or German Flooring Is Very Important For All Buildings

importance of german flooring


Today, after visiting a site where the client complained about dampness and swellings on her wall, i decided to create this post. Its supposed to be for professionals only but for the sake of humanity, i have decided to make it  open to anyone out there who might need it to make a difference.

Because i am making this post on the importance of over site concrete during the rainy season, i would like to ask the following questions:

1. Have you ever walked into a building and discover there are moulds or swelling just around the floor area of the building as shown below?
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Saturday, 29 July 2017

A Few Reasons Why You Should Never Rely On Family Source Of Labour If You're A Contractor

Today I decided to create this post in order to share with you a few things I've been going through or went through back in the days when I relied in family members for most of the tasks on my site. Its just a few instances or reasons why you should never rely on family source of labour if you're a contractor.
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Sunday, 23 July 2017

What Type Of Risks Affects The Construction Of Civil Engineering Projects

Today, i will be able to answer some questions that are related to construction management. These also relates to the construction of infrastructures. As you know, one of the most unanswered questions in construction management would be:

What are some types of Risks that affects the construction of Civil Engineering Projects?

The question above is so hard to answer, it has been hard even for those studying Construction management courses Online, but today we will understand these problems and discuss on them so everyone understands it.
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Tutorial: How Many WheelBarrows Of Cement, Sand And Granite Are In 1m³ Of Concrete


Today On Building Contractor Secrets i would love to make it easy for those on site thinking about How many wheelbarrows of sand, granite and bags of cement makes up 1 cubic meter (1m³) of Concrete. This is going to be very useful because i am also going to let you know the value of one Head Pan. This is very important because i know that here in Nigeria where i am from, many construction sites cannot afford the cost of renting a Mixer, thus, they make use of manual labor which means laborers will be made to carry head pans or wheel barrows filled with sand in order to achieve the day's task.
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Monday, 10 July 2017

Tutorial: Steps In The Design Of A 2-Way Spanning Slab With BS8110

Let's talk about Slab Design...
How can you design a 2 way spanning slab and be able to know the reinforcement size to be used in your slab as well as the spacing needed when tieing your reinforcements.

So on this post, you'll be able to have a clue on how to design a 2 way spanning slab. You'll know the following:

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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Roads: Root Causes Of Roadway Deterioration

Portion of a road pavement showing cracks

Today on building contractor secrets, I'd like to look into the root causes of a roadway deterioration. I'm talking about this because its rainy season once again in my country, Nigeria, a season where we have so many hold ups as a result of bad roads.
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Sunday, 2 July 2017

Tutorial: How To Convert Units From Feet, Inches To mm or Meter

Convert meters to feet - building contractor secrets



Today on Buildingcontractorsecrets, I'm going to help you understand how to easily convert units from one system to the other. This is very necessary especially as the world is gradually becoming a digital place where a model could be developed in America but later sent to Canada for the final Prototype.
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Thursday, 22 June 2017

10 Advantages Of Using Aluminum Roofing Sheets For Your Roof


Once again on Building Contractor Secrets, I have come to enlist the various advantages of Aluminum Roofing sheets Over all other types of roofing sheets in Use Today. I am making this in order to open your eyes,Yes you clients that always feel Your Building Contractor is out to cheat You when he recommends aluminum roofing sheets instead Of The One You have in mind.

What Are The Advantages Of Aluminum Roofing Sheet

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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Real Estate Investment: Where Can I Buy Genuine Plots Of Land In Lagos State Nigeria

buy land in lekki

Today On building contractor secrets, i have come to tell you, yes you a Nigerian living in Europe, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Asia something about investing in real estate in Nigeria and this time, i am going to base this on Lagos State as one of the metropolitan cities in Nigeria where real estate business is sure to flourish. Yes! This would be the most essential Tip You'll need to buy a plot of land In Lagos state, Nigeria without being scammed.

This post is all about investing in real estate, Buying a plot of land in Lekki, Lagos state, Nigeria and i would.
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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Who Is A Building Contractor And What Is A Contract


To all my regular readers around the world, research students and fellow contractors, I love you all for your efforts towards making this platform a nice one for all.

I appreciate your calls and emails as they give me more ways to improve on this blog of mine. As always, my aim here on buildingcontractorsecrets is to create an avenue for all persons involved in civil works.
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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Tutorial: Fixing Procedures For Fixing Wall Tiles



Today On Building Contractor secrets, i want to talk a little on tiles and if possible, highlight the necessary steps/procedures you must follow in order to properly fix your wall tiles.

As you may know, tiles are usually used as wall finishes for both the internal and external parts of a building, mainly for residential buildings, corporate and sometimes industrial buildings and administrative blocks. 

Tiles are made of earthenware, pressed in steel dies, fired in kiln and glazed during the second firing stage.
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All You Need To Know About Concrete Mix Design


Today On Building Contractor secrets, i will be teaching us Design Of Concrete.

On This Post, You will be learning the importance Or Advantages of Concrete Mix design, You will understand the Requirements of concrete on its Plastic and solid states
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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Requirements To Build Your Own Filling Station In Nigeria


I know you've found one or more articles on this blog that actually were or is still useful to you as a contractor or builder and that's the same reason you keep coming for more and i must say thanks for your regular visits and ability to share my posts with your colleagues too.

Today On Building Contractor Secrets, i am going to share with you the necessary guidelines that would help you gain approval to operate a Petroleum Products Filling Station In Nigeria, West Africa.
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Friday, 2 June 2017

Advantages Of Engine Vibrated Sandcrete Blocks Over Manually Molded Sandcrete Blocks


I know i once wrote a post on how to get solid blocks for your building construction and i recommended you to mold your own blocks. The truth is that there are more advantages if you actually have a good commercial block maker that uses machines to mold his...
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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Costing: What Would It Cost To Build A 2Bedroom Flat In Nigeria


Today on Building Contractor secrets, i am going to write on The Cost Of Building a 2 bedroom apartment/flat in Nigeria. I feel this is going to be very important for you if you are someone living abroad but needs a home built for you back in Nigeria.

Learning about the cost of Building a 2 bedroom flat in Nigeria will also enable you as a contractor, make a quick estimate for your client. This tutorial on the cost of building a 2 bedroom flat/apartment in Nigeria will also help you as a client have an edge over your contractor. You will know the number of blocks needed to completely build your home, the cost of window sliding, the cost of roofing and the number of trips of sand that will be required.
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Monday, 29 May 2017

Best Tips On Choosing The Best Realtor Agent To Sell Your Home



Selling a house, a condo or a parcel of land could be quite easy sometimes, sometimes you just feel like doing this yourself but no matter what, the services of a trained realtor would always be the best for you and your buyer. This is because There are Professional realtor agents who are not only skilled, they're trained and has over the years acquired a lot of experience they can locate the right property for you just at the price that will be just convenient for your pocket and they may even as far as negotiate on your behalf and cut a better deal for you.
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6 Advantages Of Real Estate Investment For Everyone

Real Estate Investment tricks


Sometimes when you hear about real estate and see the guys and ladies involved in real estate, you are often left wondering what the benefits or do i rather say the advantages of Real Estate Business is. At one time i found myself asking "What really are the different advantages of Real Estate Investment especially in the States.

On this article i am going to shed some light on the various advantages of real estate investment. As a matter of fact i will list a total of 6 Advantages Of Real Estate. The reasons why you have to invest in real estate.
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Every Thing You'll Need To Know About The Production Of Sandcrete Blocks In Nigeria.

Cement blocks


Sandcrete manufacture could be for Solid blocks, hollow blocks. It could also be Called cement block manufacture.

On this post, I'm going to explain the concept of cement block manufacture and I hope you're going to learn a lot from it.

Sandcrete Blocks are usually made with cement and Sharp sand. In Nigeria, the most popular cement makers include Dangote, Elephant, Unicem and the rest of them
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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Tutorial: Tips To Choosing The Right Condos When Buying A Home

Have you ever lived in a condominium unit? If like me you grew up in a house with a garden then chances are you have no idea what factors and features to consider when looking at condos for sale. Not being aware of key aspects that could affect your quality of life as well as the unit's resale value could leave you with a condo you can't live in or sell.
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Tutorial: How To Find Foreclose Homes For Sale In The United States

If you're new to the real estate world and searching the listings, you may have seen advertisements for foreclosed homes for sale. A foreclosed home is a property sold to pay off a debt because the borrower has failed to do so. The borrower's failure to make sufficient and timely payments required by his mortgage contract, the lending party seizes and sells the house in a hurry, in order to pay off the loan. Since lenders are eager to make back the money, foreclosed homes usually sell at reduced prices.
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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Causes Of Flood In Nigerian Streets. Richard's Opinion

My Opinion On flooded streets...

Yes, its going to be rainy season soon. A time in Nigeria when almost every citizen has to walk about with umbrella, a time where people suddenly begin to locate their rubber sandals or slippers.

But I've decided to take a good look at the root causes of these floods especially in some developing areas of the country.
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Monday, 15 May 2017

Benefits Of Molding Your Own Block

Hello once again...

Today on Building contractor secrets blog, I would be talking on the various benefits you'll enjoy if you're patient enough to mold your own block for your building project. This is a very important topic for most contractors and builders out there because I know the strength of a building depends largely on the strength of the blocks used in its construction among other things

What Are The Benefits Of Molding your Own Block?

The benefits are quite numerous.

1. You're 100% sure the blocks are of the required strength.

2. You get to save over #14,000 (Fourteen Thousand Naira For Ever 500 Blocks) this would be lost or paid to block industries who may not even supply you blocks that are strong enough for the project.

3. Molding your own blocks gives you control over the kind of material (Block). The reverse is the case if you had to buy from some commercial moulders or retailers.

Aside from the benefits above, when you mold your own blocks, you also help to bring job to the moulders, you're allowed to decide what happens to your block and when you'll get to use them.

You must also ensure that you're present onsite while the moulding is ongoing in order to ensure the moulder follows all instructions.

How Many Blocks Do I get From A Bag Of Cement?

In Nigeria, the standard is 20 blocks for 9 Inch Block
For 6 inches, you can mold up to 25 per bag of cement.

For 5 inches, you can mold as far as 35 or 40. Just don't go beyond 40 if you really need a strong block.

Please ensure your moulder compacts the mix in the mould.

How Do I Save By Moulding My Own Blocks?

Like I said on the paragraphs above, you actually get to save a lot if you mold your own blocks. This is because for every 500 blocks you buy, you lose  fourteen Thousand Naira ( that's over $40) so always ensure you'll make out time to mold your own blocks.

On my next post, I'll show you all that is involved in making your own block and prove to you that you'll save more by molding your own blocks rather than buying.

Now you have seen the benefits of Molding your own blocks for a project. Please kindly share with others too.
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Friday, 12 May 2017

Best Insurance For Your Home Construction

Building a new home requires attention to detail, but while you choose your cabinet knobs and counter tops, don't forget to make sure your property is properly insured from foundation to rafters.

If you're having a home built for you, you may be assuming your builder has all the insurance coverage you need. Under some circumstances, you're correct, but before you check off that mental box and move on, you should confirm your contractor's insurance policy.

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These 4 Suggestions Will Help You Find The best Mortgage Rates AnyWhere In The World

Are You looking for the best ways to find the best mortgage rates within your country or in the united states of america?
Here are the 4 most effective tips you'll need in order to find just the right mortgage rates  anywhere in the world.

Tip #1: Compare Rates

When you find the home of your dreams, chances are your real-estate agent will direct you to certain preferred lenders that he or she has worked with before. Take that recommendation with a grain of salt. Remember, your agent’s primary concern might be to close your deal quickly, but securing a mortgage is a complicated process, particularly if you’re a first-time buyer. Speed isn’t everything, and you need to look around for the best deal.
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Review: All You Need To Know About myamericainsurance.com

For everyone living in the US, the legal age at which one is qualified to drive a car is 18. This is the legal age to drive in Florida and all around the United States. At this stage, the law demands an insurance policy in order to be able to drive on the road. This is expected of you as a person intending to drive and if you are found driving without a proper insurance, you will be made to face the law.

The aim of Auto Insurance is not protection alone, it is a program that helps protect other car users on the roads. The truth is that having even a cheap auto insurance keeps you out of trouble in cases of auto accident. Before driving in West Palm Beach, individuals are required to have even the cheapest of auto insurance. This is such a serious law that it is better to stay off the road if you intend not to get any.
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The 12 Fundamental Laws Of Engineering You Must Know

On This Post Today, i would be talking about the 12 most simplest engineering laws all engineers must or should obey.

These laws are so simple and direct and wouldn't need a degree to be obeyed.

If You're An Engineering Student or an engineer reading this blog, below is a list of 12 Fundamental Laws Of Engineering you must know and obey in order to continue enjoying your profession without headaches...
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A List Of Top 10 Civil Engineering Universities In The World

Having read and seen all engineers could do, having seen the pride and joy of a fulfilled engineer also, i think there is need to create a list of the top civil engineering schools in the world today.

This is important as it would help those in need of a reputable institution where they could study civil engineering...
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