Framing your green house

June 20, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Green Construction

Green living tips, environmental friendly homesYou have known that the color green is the symbol of peace. So, a green environment makes your mind stable. The color green is very tender and thus has a soothing effect on the mind. The most easy and effective way to enhance the greenery of the atmosphere is to nurture as many trees as you can which will make the atmospheric air fresh. Thus the home will become environmental friendly. Use a green cleaner which has the biodegradable quality and has no chemical. Reject the rubber sponges which are old and instead use sea sponges. It is advisable to go for the natural soaps. Try to give up your smoking habits at your earliest.

Fluorescent lightings are also essential for usage. Minimize using the plastic bags. Try to save water which will save lot of energy wand will make you to go green. Organic drapes, bedding and clothes are advisable for usage. Reuse the old or the new newspapers after you read them. Recycling the papers and trying to maintain the appliances saving energy is a good method. Try to save more electricity by trying to go for alternative for example candles. Thus using the naturally made products you can keep your surrounding and also your apartment green.

Simplified note on wall construction

June 19, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Construction Tips

Wall construction tips, construction tipsWall construction is a very important thing. The durability of a building depends a lot on the walls of the building. It is the walls of a room that act as a pillar for the entire structure. If the walls of a construction are weak, the entire body will be weak. Therefore, a lot of things have to be kept in mind while constructing a wall. The materials that are used for constructing the wall are very important.

If you use cheap material for the wall construction for the purpose of saving some money, you will eventually have to affect a lot of unnecessary expenses for making repairs as damages will be quite inevitable. The question is not just about the money but is actually a matter of the safety of the people living within the walls. Weakly built walls have a high chance of collapsing and that would be a bigger loss than any amount of money.

DIY laminating your stairs

June 18, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Installation

Tips to laminate stairs, stairsInstalling hardwood or laminate on stairs can be time consuming and tedious. So you’re going to need a lot of patience. This is a bit different from having stair treads to install.

If you decide to do the task, the primary objectives are to cut the stair noses and treads as close as you can and make sure the treads, risers and stair nose are attached securely. A lot of time stairs have carpet on them. In this case, you are to remove the carpet. When you are preparing the stairs remove all the scrap, staples and debris of any kind. Check for any rough treads. When it comes to deciding the riser, same flooring can be used on the treads or a painted wood can be used. Some people like the stairs to be all same while others prefer to stand out the stairs with painted riser. Finally try to lower the cost of materials.

Things you need to know about pipe freezers

June 17, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Plumbing

Benefits of pipe freezers, pipe freezersPipe freezers are an important part and parcel of the water system in anyone’s house. It had been noticed that whenever the sewage system or pipe work is on, one of the most difficult parts is to stop the flow of liquid in pipes. It was earlier an odious task. However with the fleeting time new inventions have made the process easy and tension free. The pipe freezer come along with a kit called the pipe freezing system kit.

Pipe freezers use dry co2 ice to freeze the contents present in the pipe. Dry co2 acts as a temporary ice plug which without delay terminates the flow of the liquid in the pipes. This system is cheaper, affordable by all and benefits in almost all circumstances. Pipe freezers are available in three different sizes, that too not only horizontal or vertical but for awkwardly positions also. The main function f a pipe freezer can be stated by the use of the cooling agent, dry co2 which lowers the temperature. The icing process continues until the ice melts. This keeps on increasing till the highest capacity inward. All sorts of toxic and non-toxic substances are feasible and viable as far as the use of pipe freezers is concerned.

Fiber glass vs. fiber glass columns

June 16, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Construction Material

Fiber glass, fiber glass columnsFiber glass is brittle and also many designs cannot be created by just fiber glass columns. Fiberglass columns are durable and cheap. There are various designs available in the markets today. You can also check them out over the net. Fiberglass columns can be used to give a variety of shapes and designs. Your house will look inviting and aesthetic with these.

You can give your rooms a new dimension by using fiberglass. It is durable and easy to give various shapes to. It is easy to clean and use. You can create the likeness of your ancestors and also gods on fiber glass columns. There are many companies that manufacture fiber glass columns and make designs according to your need. You can color them complementing them with the color of the walls and the floors. Nowadays many hotels use these columns for decorating their rooms.

Stair case building essentials

June 15, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Construction Tips

Tips to build staircase, stair building tipsMost people opt to hire an expert builder while building his or her stair case for the house as for many reasons. So what are you still thinking for? Hire a specialized builder today to construct stairs for your house without giving you any worry. You are supposed to know this fact that building a staircase is a tough and intimidating job all by itself. Generally three parts of a staircase which are riser, stringer and trade are obtainable in more or less all the staircases.

At the beginning of the stringer the stair gets its sustenance. So you are required to acquire a minimum of a pair of stringers on all of the sides of a staircase. The width is tagged as the tread and along with it the measurement lengthwise or the stature is measured as the mount of the stair. So it is better for you not to do it yourself and hire professionals.

Costing out your attic insulation project

June 14, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Construction Tips

Attic insulation tips, atticCalculating your home insulation cost is made easy by an attic insulation calculator. Blown in attic insulation averages around point sixty dollars per square foot. Material costs, labour and nature of one’s attic determine the complexity of an insulation job which either elevates or throws down the cost. The attic insulation calculator is one stop solution for the insulation problems. All it needs is the zip code, square feet of the total area. Then clicking a single button provides the result or estimate, as you call it. The calculator takes the average materials and labour costs from a basic frame work of your zip code. Most of the quotations that a contractor will provide vary 10% up and down of the result given out by the insulation calculator.

It is common sense to understand that the geographical conditions are one of the main criteria for cost evaluation. The costs vary from country to country, city to city and should not be mixed up. The larger the home more is the cost, labour costs are natural to be added.

Importance of a cavity closure

June 13, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Construction Tips

Importance of a cavity closure, constuction tipsFor timber fixed buildings, vented and drained cavity are major issues which arrest attention. They are an important constitute of weather tight construction in higher risk situations. Its proper construction is an absolute necessity to guard against obnoxious leakage. Correctly installing the cavity is a secondary mean after cladding, to exclude water. Simply put, they are back-up protection if water leaks past the cladding. If the gaps or joints of the cladding wear out with time water becomes unstoppable, there then comes the role of cavity.

The windows or any other penetrations might be a faulty entry gate for water. Along the path of pipes and fixings often allow unwanted water to destroy the valuable property. The cavity separates the timber property from the cladding. Any water that sips through the cladding is slammed into the basement basin by the cavity and if by chance any residue remains, the ventilator evaporates it. There are four approaches to avoid water. Namely they are deflection, drainage, drying, and durability.

Painting For Home: Prepare The Checklist

June 12, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Design, Repairs & renovations

Tips for house painting, home paintPlanning to paint your home? Then, here are few things that you must keep in mind. Surface preparation is an essential step that you must remember for the paint to last longer.

Thorough cleaning of the outer surfaces by a power wash is important which will make the surface clean and dirt free and hence it will be easy to paint it. The cracks or holes if present in any wooden piece must be sealed before painting for smooth application of the paint. If any loose paint remains even after the power wash it must be stripped out. The portions which need repairing must be done fast before applying paint. You must also properly brush the doors, boards and frames before painting. An Adhesion test is a good idea. First apply a coat of paint to a small area, then etch cross-hatches with a blade after it dries up, then put the adhesive tape over it and see whether the paint comes out when you remove the tape. If it does not come off then it is good for painting. Lastly, hire a company which gives importance to surface preparation.

Preparing your house building checklist

June 11, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Construction Tips

Tips before buying home, home investigation tipsIt matters little if you are moving in to your new house or moving out of your old home, your home assessment statement is an instrument that will be considered to be of immense worth to you and your family. If you consider on it, you have compensated a person to do a reasonably complete investigative investigation on your residence, and their consequences are yours to be.

The first step is that if you find out a little about a residence at some point in the examination that creates a feel of uncomfortable in you on the subject of buying the home then make certain that this subject is determined in some mode prior to you signing your way through. On the other hand, once and for all when the entire paperwork is done and is near to finishing the deal which has been confirmed, at this moment is the occasion to pay attention of all the minute troubles scheduled in the house scrutiny description.