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Types of Construction for Thermal Insulation

Thermal insulation should minimize heat loss (or gain) allowing energy savings to be made, provide a comfortable environment for occupants, and protect a building from damage that might be caused by sharp temperature fluctuations (in particular, condensation). Heat exchange – by thermal convection, conduction, radiation and water vapour diffusion – cannot be prevented, but its rate can be reduced by…

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All You Need to Know About a Roof

Are you certain you already know all you need to know about a roof? For starters, a roof is the structure that covers or forms the top of a building or vehicle or shelter which provides protection from animals and weather, notably rain or snow, but also heat, wind and sunlight. A house’s roof can be made out of many things, but all you need to know about a roof’s…

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Benefits of Interlocking Bricks

As explained earlier that Interlocking Bricks can reduce the cost of building a house because if using an Interlocking Bricks you can reduce the use of cement, no need to use form-work to create columns, do not need a skilled labor to install it, can speed up development time because it is very easy and very quickly install it and…

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Making a Cheap House Wall with Interlocking Bricks

It’s nearly impossible to construct good looking buildings without additional cost. Yet Interlocking Bricks achieves that goal. It’s an accomplishment of engineering as much as one of design. Using the Interlocking Bricks building system, you may save cost by eliminating form-works for reinforced concrete column and beams, plastering and painting costs, reducing many workers, steel and cement. Not only that,…

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How to Build an Energy-saving House

Why should you build an energy-saving house? The point of building an energy-saving house is to minimalize the cost you will deal with when making and what your house will impose on you. Generally and routinely that cost is your electricity, water and gas bills. Meanwhile, the cost to repair and take care of a house is more temporary.  …

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Design Examples of Timber House Construction

The oldest form of timber housing consisted of prepared logs or blocks placed one upon the other and structurally connected by rebated corner joints. Today, the most common form is timber framed housing (also balloon framed or half timbered construction). Vertical loads are transmitted to the ground through structural posts giving an economic form of construction that fulfills all the…

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Making Energy-saving Walls for House

Architecture science has taught how to make a comfortable home to live in. All aspects related to the house or building is carefully discussed. Starting from determining the direction and position of the house that is laid based on the condition of the situation where the house will be built, the materials will be used to build a house that…

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Setting Out Building Site Plan

The building site must be surveyed and the plan of the proposed house entered on the official site plan →①−②.  When the requirements of the planning and building regulations have been met and planning permission granted, the foundations are pegged out as shown by wooden pegs and horizontal site boards →④−⑧. The excavation must exceed the cross-sectional area of the…

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FLAT ROOF: Cold Roof Construction

Roof terrace surface are loose laid in a bed of single or on block supports. Advantage: water level is below surface; no severe freezing. Roof garden has surface drainage through drainage layers, ballasting of shingle or similar, with a filter layer on top. Roofs over swimming pools, etc. Are suspended ceilings with ventilates or heated void; see Table ③ in…

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FLAT ROOF: Warm Roof Construction

Outlet ⟶① – ④ always thermally insulated, two draining levels, with connection also at the vapour barrier, to form an outlet then sealed against the pipe. For thermally insulated discharge pipe with condensation layer ⟶④ for prevention of damage due to condensation.   The surface slope to the intakes should exceed 3%. A ‘ventilator’ for the expansion layer is not…

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