Posts tagged with “Commercial Properties”

Energy Efficiency Guide For Home And Commercial Builders

Wednesday, 20 June, 2012

If incorporated in initial plans and home designs, builders and future homeowners can easily maximize renewable energy sources. Builders who desire a cost-effective, energy-efficient and comfortable living space should consider employing solar water heaters, photovoltaic systems, passive solar heating  and other techniques. Here are some easy benchmarks to ensure these ideas are incorporated to your … Read More »

Trends In Efficient Energy For Residential And Commercial Buildings

Wednesday, 6 June, 2012

The main objective in energy efficiency is to minimize the amount of energy needed to produce products and services. Let’s say, insulating your house enables the building to utilize less cooling and heating systems to acquire the desired comfortable temperature. Installing natural skylights or fluorescent lights lessens the amount of energy necessary to obtain the … Read More »

Change of Use from Commercial to Residential and the Permitted Development Rights

Monday, 16 April, 2012

The UK government believes their planning system should offer a supply of land for residential use. They believe and recognize there are going to be changes in the residential and commercial area, and the government is willing to support and recognize these changes and respond to them. Their desire is to respond to the social … Read More »

Using Straw Bales to Build Homes

Wednesday, 4 April, 2012

Straw is one of the oldest construction materials in history, and has been used in many cultures to construct shelter. It is durable, cheap, renewable and easy to obtain, and it is also excellent for insulation. The straw used is often from barley, wheat or rice and is typically a waste product of farming that … Read More »

Capital Allowance for Commercial Properties

Wednesday, 28 March, 2012

Business investors, individuals and corporate firms who own or are in occupation of commercial premises or properties, who end up incurring a capital expenditure while buying such premises or other business items and assets are entitled to capital allowances which are normally in form of a tax relieve. Most investors, business owners and commercial property … Read More »

Coastal Erosion and Its Effects on Properties and Safety

Wednesday, 29 February, 2012

When soil or land particles are carried away from one place to another either by natural or man-made occurrences, there would be significant changes in the soil structure. Erosion is a natural occurrence in the crust that happens every day, or every time a hydraulic or Aeolian action happens. Depending on the volume of soil … Read More »

Facts about Japanese Knotweed and How it Can Damage Your Property

Monday, 20 February, 2012

Japanese Knotweed a type of perennial plant that grows as a shrub and grows on buildings and homes. Just when you thought that it’s perfect to give your home a medieval-look, mortgage plans for your property may not be possible. The root structure of the said weed can potentially damage walls and floors or any … Read More »

Proper Placement of Trees & How to Protect Existing Ones in Structural Sites

Wednesday, 15 February, 2012

If we should balance out modern improvement and a healthy ecosystem, trees and buildings should be two inseparable things. There are times, however, that trees are planted in an ‘inappropriate’ spot of a residential or commercial area. What was once a nice source of shade can become a threat to building structures. In some cases, … Read More »

Non-traditional Construction Types

Wednesday, 1 February, 2012

The Housing Defects Act of 1984 is a Parliamentary legislation that allows grants to be given to unsuspected buyers of houses built between 1950’s and 1960’s. Houses built during this time were generally poorly constructed and have lots of structural issues. Dwellings and other building types are built following a set of standards and rules. … Read More »

Methods of Non-Traditional Construction

Monday, 30 January, 2012

Non-traditional buildings were mainly built during the post World War2 period in the United Kingdom. This type of construction is mainly of four categories: Pre Cast Concrete, In Situ Concrete, Timber Frame and Steel Frame. The Pre Cast and the In Situ concrete system comes under the heading of Concrete Panel System. Sometimes these different … Read More »