Archive for April, 2010

Timber Frame Buildings

Monday, April 26th, 2010

The most appealing feature of timber frame buildings is there simple design. In addition, the strength of a wooden beam can be compared to that of a steel joist. It is able to survive extreme weather conditions. Due to its nature of wooden frame, you are able to put glass expanses that provide high amount of light in building interior.

The person responsible for commissioning the building determines the sheer size structure. The building architecture will provide the craftsmen with the specification. When the timber arrives from the lumber supplier it doesn’t take a long time to put up the structure. It is fixed together with oak pegs and dowels. Due to environmental considerations of treading carefully on the ground, timber structures not only offer great design but also provide superb strength for the building. In addition, you can also make use of natural structures like straw bales for the building walls.

Basics on Installation and Painting Fascia Boards

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

It’s necessary to utilize fascia boards for humidity and moisture prevention to the houses roofline. However, in some cases the fascia boards are difficult to maintain when you don’t have the fundamental information on their installation. It not recommendable to use them as cap covers. This is because it makes the timber sweat and therefore lead to rotting.

When you screw fascia boards it may not be reliable as it leads to rotting of the entire roof. The efficient way of fascia installation is to remove all the damaged and rotten boards. To make the fascia more appealing it’s quite important to use than one color. It should be complimentary to the house color. Ensure that you paint the surface with primer and let it dry. Tape off the fascia boards and paint them and allow drying. Begin installing the boards.

How to Convert Your Garage into another Livable Space

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Maybe your garage maybe just a waste of space and it only use is providing shelter for your automobile. It may therefore be important to you that you convert this space into a habitable area. Many home owners are opting for home this noble home improvement project. It’s important that you first look for a carport that will take less space. You can the turn your garage into a guest, play, media or living room. Many standalone, single or double types garages can be turned into living spaces. However, before you do this you need to evaluate the electrical insulation, ventilation and other requirements of the garage space.

In addition, there are also legal procedures that need to be taken off. These include some local building regulation and codes. Sometimes you will require permits to make alteration to original blueprints and roofline.

Steps to Building a Castle

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

We often use the term that a man’s home is basically his castle. A castle may be a little old fashioned but when you have the money you can turn it to your home. It can be difficult task when you want to build a castle as each detail has to be planned accordingly. The first necessity is a huge piece of land for building the castle. The land should also be above sea level. In addition the land also needs to be flat for the construction to take place easily.

A castle should also be surrounded by impressive surrounding like lakes, mountain ranges and seascapes. Ensure that you don’t totally neglect modern conveniences in the process. Ensure that you also adhere to the local building regulations. Depending on the size of the castle, it’s important to involve a construction firm. Plumping and electricity should also be incorporated in the original blue prints.

Choosing a Natural Looking Decomposed Granite Driveway

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

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When you are designing your driveway you may want to consider designing that drive way using decomposed granite over concrete. It usually gives the driveway a natural look. The natural look however will depend mostly on the decomposed granite that you used. It is also known to last for years and requires minimum maintenance.

The pieces of decomposed granite are the size of sand. Large pieces will give more texture to your drive. However, the small piece provides a smooth surface. You should choose the best color that suits your drive way. You can use one color for the main part of the drive way and another color for the other portions. When you mix the decomposed granite with resins, it allows you to stabilize the drive way. The solid bed for the driveway should be dug up four inches thick to give optimum results.