Archive for the ‘Construction Projects’ Category

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.

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.

Hiring an Architect for Custom Home Design

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Architect, ConstructionHiring an architect, for custom home designs, is a smart idea. The architect will draw up the plans and then manage the scheme to ensure the job is completed as intended.

Before hiring an architect, you must ensure he is licensed to work in any state. Incase he does not have one; he is really just a designer. You must have reviewed his work not only to ensure he does quality work, but that you also like it. Any licensed architect will carry his own insurance, but ensure it is enough to cover your custom home design. Furthermore you will need one who will treat your home with the personal attention it deserves.

Therefore, whether you hire through a firm or individually, always interview the person to make sure he is clear on your dream and that you can work together amicably and without confrontations.

How to estimate construction projects

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Home Construction, Office ConstructionIt is important to estimate construction projects for both the home owner-to-be and the builder. As a house owner unless you estimate construction cost you may land up paying more and your budget may go out of the roof. As a builder unless you know the correct cost of materials you may face loss or lost the project to some other builder.

The cement, paint etc can be bought in bulk and returned if unused.

If you are taking a loan, visit and check the interest rate of the banks and take the loan from the bank that give some freebies or discounts in its offer.

Visit the markets and check the rates for each building material yourself and then plan your construction.

For the fittings and fixtures quality and utility should be given more importance than luxury.

If some building materials like wood or stones are cheaper at some nearby place, it should be transported rather than purchased from the local market at a higher price.

The items should be bought when the price of the items is cheaper in the market.