Gordon and the Additions Building Company team are excited to announce that we are expanding into a new area of the business. We will now be working with one of the global leaders in modular aluminium products, Knotwood. Additions Building Company can now offer our clients a high durability, low...

If you are looking at creating the perfect entertaining area this season with a custom designed patio but want something that is going to be cool in summer, minimise noise from rain and storms and is going to look sleek and stylish then an insulated...

Any tradesman can buy a set of premade stringers and install a set of stairs for you if you’re after something basic, but it really takes a skilled tradesman to design and build a set of stairs that’s a bit outside of the realm of...

We’ve finally seen a break in this terrible weather and I’m sure if you’ve got a leaky patio in Brisbane you’ve certainly had enough with it by now! Why do patios leak? Patios can generally be bought down to one of four categories, and not all of them are...

Ever wondered what the process is going to be for your project? Here is an example of a deck we built recently for a client; the following is an explanation of the entire process from start to finish.Debbie called and asked if we could come over and have...

How to position your new patio One of the biggest challenges in designing your new patio in Brisbane is getting optimal daytime use out of it in regards to heat, light and ventilation. Heat As all us Brisbanites know, we cop a lot sun, especially during the summer months. The...

As a follow on from my previous blog entry I thought we should cover some of the flooring types readably available to the Australian consumer. Soft or hardwood? Choosing the right kind of timber decking for your job really depends on the climate that you live in. Softwood Softwoods...

When it comes to joists and bearers there are 3 main types to choose from. One being hardwood and all of its species, two being softwood and three being steel. Hardwoods Hardwoods come in a variety of types and grades for all different applications however, most timber...

Roof sheeting for patios When you are selecting which roof type for your new patio in Brisbane there are really only three options that you should consider1) W Pan which looks like a large w shape 2) V line which looks like a VJ board underneath 3) Insulated which have...

How to use it at its best Timber handrail and balustrade is an elegant natural alternative to the increasingly popular stainless steel wire that is popping up everywhere. The use of timber entirely depends upon the application and is at its best when matching your deck...