Environmental problems with brick walls

While bricks are some of the ancient and common building materials,they present environmental challenges that should command the attention of any developer, or mason-contractor worth his salt. These problems are damp penetration, heat loss and condensation. … More Environmental problems with brick walls

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Moisture problems in your building? Here is how to hack it.

A high performance building requires, among other things ,effective fail-save mechanisms for dealing with unwanted water.Here is how to hack this problem of moisture in your proposed built environment. … More Moisture problems in your building? Here is how to hack it.

4 reasons why a building may experience relative movements.

Hardly anything can shake your confidence in a building more than cracks on its wall or floor .This is taken to be the  smoking gun evidence of deployment of substandard   building materials   and poor workmanship, which can sent the value of the house into a tail spin. However these cracks can also be caused directly … More 4 reasons why a building may experience relative movements.

Here is how to convert your house floor area in feet to meters.

If you have a problem with contractors who use feet when communicating about your building foundation trenches and millimeters when ordering timber , you are not alone.In this part of the world we use the metric measurement system.So when,for some obscure reasons, someone chooses to use the US standard measurement its bound to cause some throbbing pain.In this article ,I proactively cure that pain for good by unpacking for you how to convert for example floor area in squared feet to metres squared. … More Here is how to convert your house floor area in feet to meters.

How much will my house cost?

To get a a useful answer from your prospective building construction contractor,you must in the first place ,provide an accurate description of your house together with specifications and standard materials expected to be used .Once this is received by the contractor then its a matter of a few days before you get an amazingly neat cost per square meters or total cost for constructing your dream house.This would ideally exclude the deck , terraces,sidewalk and drive way. … More How much will my house cost?

8 tools you need to hack that DIY work at home

The next time you have minor repair work at home ,plan not to to rush to your next door neighbours for tools or send an SOS to your carpenter.And this plan involves you passing through the local hardware store,once in a while and picking one of the 8 must have tools for your backyard workshop.This article is up your street if you are looking for interesting facts about these must have tools and how much it will cost you to have one. … More 8 tools you need to hack that DIY work at home

The recommended Paint primer for your house

Different strokes for different people.One primer may work well with wood surfaces but produce disastrous results with Plaster surfaces.That is why you will do well to follow the recommendation of experts when giving a paint makeover to your house. Broadly speaking, oil solvent primers are good for cold and wet external surfaces while latex primers are excellent with house interior surfaces. … More The recommended Paint primer for your house