The Difference Between Joists & Rafters

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.

Timber Joists

Joists are the parallel horizontal beams that run across an … Continue reading

Installing Floor Joists: What You Should Know

#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

Benefits of Home Rendering

 

Popularity of home improvement projects have been rising like never before. Creative and practical renovating ideas will not only enhance the appeal of any home, but also add to its value. So it is essential to choose a remodelling project that caters to the aesthetical and functional needs.

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Foundation Systems and Soil Types

While seemingly innocuous, the soil type could have a dramatic impact on your project. Michael Holmes analyses the various ground conditions and foundation solutions, revealing their cost

Soil Types A good starting point is to call your local authority Building Control department. They should be willing, informally, to … Continue reading