Dampness in walls? Let’s deal with it
Nice house, beautiful memories, perfect view, but oops, damp walls all around! Demolishing your house is not the solution! It is critical to first assess the condition of the existing wall before selecting a solution for the dampness problem.
In the … Continue reading
We all love some DIY and in the right circumstances, doing it yourself can help you achieve a brand-new look for your home without breaking the bank. But before you get ahead of yourself, it’s best to assess what you can actually handle on your own, and which … Continue reading
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Most areas of the home need general upkeep to prolong functioning use, however, roofs are much better at keeping their problems hidden. Not only that, but the effects of unsolved roof issues could … Continue reading
Having a roof overhead symbolises two cherished aspects of any home: safety and comfort.
But there is a lot more to roofs than just shelter – Roof appearance, shape, cost, maintenance, and durability will all come into play with your choices as a homeowner. That’s why it helps … Continue reading
When it comes to your home, an ounce of prevention is most definitely worth a pound of cure. In other words, regular maintenance is good for both your home’s appearance and your wallet. Putting off needed repairs might save you in the short-term, but it will end up costing you … Continue reading
Joists and beams are two types of structural elements that have similar and related functions in home construction. Both are horizontal members, meaning they are installed level with the ground or floor below, and both are supported on their ends (and sometimes in their middles) by load-bearing walls, columns or … Continue reading
Joists and rafters are components used in the construction of buildings. Understanding the difference between them is essential for those working in the construction trades, while basic knowledge is useful for homeowners if repair and maintenance issues arise.
Joists are the parallel horizontal beams that run across an … Continue reading
#Floor-joists are a critical part of the overall frame design in a building’s structure. These supports run horizontally across the span of the building and are an important part of the engineering, helping to make the house solid and sturdy for the long term. Floor joists also provide a … Continue reading
Masonry walls are built of a series of individual units – generally brick, stone or flint – with mortar acting as the glue that holds them together. The external face of the finished wall therefore consists of masonry units separated by mortar joints. These joints are known as pointing.
Mortar … Continue reading
A quote is a promise from a contractor to do the work at a fixed price. Don’t rely on a verbal quote – get it in writing, as this will be useful before, during and after completion.
Some contractors charge for quotes – ask about this first, in any … Continue reading