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Posted on: January 26th, 2022 by London Building Contractors No Comments

PROBLEMS AFFECTING HERITAGE PROPERTIES

1 Damp

Rising damp can be difficult to treat in a listed property. In the 1900’s, building in the UK involved bricks and water with single leaf solid walls. Bricks are absorbent materials that slowly absorb humidity and water whenever exposed to them. The single … Continue reading

Posted on: January 24th, 2022 by London Building Contractors No Comments

VALUATION OF HERITAGE PROPERTIES

Besides being potential tourist sites, heritage properties when rented out, are perfect residentials. However, before placing it on the shelves for rent or sell, it is important to make sure you do not undervalue it to its buyer or tenant. Undervaluing heritage property is easy if … Continue reading

Posted on: January 21st, 2022 by London Building Contractors No Comments

What are heritage properties?

Heritage property covers up any site, building, bridges or any structure that is significant in a country’s cultural history, architecture or archaeology. Not all old homes are heritage listed properties. These are buildings that are considered to have historical significance. These therefore have significance by the state or … Continue reading

Posted on: January 19th, 2022 by London Building Contractors No Comments

THE DO’S AND DON’TS IN HANDLING CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER

The commonest sources of CLT damage include rains, heat/sun, moisture and poor handling. Preventive measures in protecting CLT panels must therefore be greatly aimed at limiting these during and after construction of the CLT structure.

1. Transport and delivery

To protect … Continue reading

Posted on: January 17th, 2022 by London Building Contractors No Comments

WALL TO FLOOR CONNECTIONS

Knowing that lateral loads are also transferred by walls into the floors or slabs beneath, the connections of the walls to the floor must be to expected strength. Any joints or connects not fixed well become a point of weakness to the entire structure. One  must … Continue reading

Posted on: January 14th, 2022 by London Building Contractors No Comments

PANEL TO PANEL CONNECTIONS

Panel to panel connections form wall and floor assemblies as it involves connecting panels along their longitudinal edges. These are usually established mostly on site. Panel to panel connections must be designed to resist in-plane shear and out-of-plane bending.

Below are the various panel to panel … Continue reading