Construction

Considerations when building a shipping container home

Considerations when building a shipping container home

Shipping containers serve an important role in the global economy. They're big and strong enough to convey cargo consistently, yet small and light enough to be moved by cranes and forklifts. Over the years, though, a problem arose: an oversupply of used containers. Innovative architects spotted an eco-friendly opportunity where others saw a challenge. Designers have been reusing containers into a variety...

What you need to know about surveyors and land surveys

What you need to know about surveyors and land surveys

Before purchasing or selling land, you should have a professional carry out a survey of the area. A land survey tells you a lot about the property. Without a land survey, you can’t make informed decisions that will help you understand what the property offers and its full value. In this article, we’ll discuss what you need to know about surveyors and land surveys. What you need to know about surveyors...

Characteristics of modern architecture

Characteristics of modern architecture

Architecture comes in a variety of styles, each with its own set of qualities. This blog post discusses the characteristics of modern architecture and how to recognise modern structures. What is modern architecture? Modern architecture is a type of construction that prioritises function and a clean aesthetic over adornment. Thus, this design concept differs from more ornate and elaborate decorated home...

5 reasons to use wood as a building material

5 reasons to use wood as a building material

Wood construction has been widely used in the United States of America and most parts of Europe for centuries now. Even after other seemingly more advanced materials such as vinyl, steel, and brick were discovered, wood has remained the most preferred feature for housing construction across the world. Most homeowners prefer wood as a construction material because it is the most inexpensive material. Others...

The advantages and disadvantages of eco-bricks

The advantages and disadvantages of eco-bricks

Do you know that plastic is the biggest culprit when it comes to waste production? In fact, we throw away more plastic than any other material. Not only that, but plastic makes up around 90% of all waste that floats around in our seas and oceans. Around the world, people are coming up with creative ways to tackle the plastic waste problem. One of the simplest and most creative ways of repurposing plastic...

Different Types of Tiles For Modern Constructions

Different Types of Tiles For Modern Constructions

In this modern era, a lot of things make a perfect house. However, some items tend to stand out more than others due to the constant use that people put them to. Constructing a house or any other type of modern building, one has to complete with the finishing, and this is where the full constructions’ personality comes to life. In this modern era, tiles are a great element in finishing buildings, and...

Fencing

The Best Fencing Materials For Any Home

When it comes to home construction, identifying the structure and laying down a stable foundation is always the first thing that comes to mind, but looking a bit further into the details, we simply can't ignore the issue of security. Many home buyers look at security from a magnified angle meaning, settling for neighbourhoods with little to no crime rates and on the other hand, the security that surrounds...

Essential Interior Finishing Ideas

Essential Interior Finishing Ideas

House construction is an interesting journey involving a step by step development process that comes with different requirements. Considering one’s personal preferences, house construction and finishing require an extended list of items necessary to deliver the intended design and image. Just like with construction materials, It is important for homeowners to identify specific finishing features early...

The pros and cons of high ceilings

The pros and cons of high ceilings

The use of high ceilings in homes has made a massive comeback in recent years. And with the numerous benefits of high ceilings it is easy to see why they are highly coveted real estate assets. If you seek to create a sense of history and grandeur, then high ceilings might just be the thing for you. Moreover, high ceilings are more than just impressive looking accessories, they also help make spaces look...

Single vs double storey homes

Single vs double storey homes

There exist a multitude of considerations when choosing your home design. It is essential to opt for a design that meets both your current and future needs. These needs may include preference, size, budget, as well as lifestyle requirements. Regardless of your needs, there are many aspects that you need to take into consideration. One of the most important decisions that you will have to make when it comes...

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