Posts tagged with “construction”

Tin Mining in Cornwall and Its Effects on Building Stability

Monday, 19 March, 2012

Cornwall has a very good amount of tin deposits in its vicinity. Considering that tin is one of the scarcest metals known on Earth, Cornwall has become a profitable spot for metal mining. The history of Cornwall tin mining can be traced back as early as the Bronze Age approximately 2,150 BC and ended at … Read More »

Why You Need to Have Building and Housing Surveys

Wednesday, 7 March, 2012

If you’re considering getting your property for lease or any mortgage activity, you would need the help of chartered surveyors for a quick check-up of the building’s stability and material quality. On the other hand, buying these properties would also require you to have the help of surveyors to protect your right to buy quality … Read More »

Checking for Sustainable Architecture and Its Benefits

Monday, 27 February, 2012

  Sustainable architecture is a term encompassing any design technique that aims to an environmentally conscious design in the field of architecture. Green architecture is created to answer the call for sustainable construction for environmental preservation. Traditionally constructed buildings can damage the environment dramatically. In the United States alone, traditional buildings make up for 72% … 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 »

Building Insurance For Flooding

Monday, 6 February, 2012

Reports of extreme weather conditions inflicting devastation all over the world is not a new thing on the news. Though most people here in the UK need not worry a lot with regards to property, personal belongings and well-being, there is a minority group of the population that have solemn anxieties. These are the homeowners … 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 »

Elements of traditional construction

Wednesday, 25 January, 2012

Traditional construction is one of the methods used to build houses. It is characterized by structures such as cob walls, stone walls, cavity walls, non cavity walls, thatch roofs, timber frame walls, natural slate covered roofs, scantle roofs, random diminishing natural rag slate, manufactured slate, asbestos slates, cement tiles, clay tiles, rafter and purlin structures, … Read More »