An account on plastic tubing

October 19, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Construction Material

plastic tubing, construction materialsTubes may be used for various reasons. They can be used for transporting liquids, pastes, slurry, gravel and also gases. They are used in the construction sites and many other fields as well. There are different materials that are used in making these tubes and one of the most popular materials is plastic. They are commonly used in commercial as well as domestic environments.

One of the good things about this material is that it does not get corroded and they are quite strong and resistant to the changing conditions of the weather. They are a cost effective solution in this regard as they are produced in mass and available for cheap prices. They have good reputation when it comes to longevity. You may use a plastic tube for generations. However, they are not free from drawbacks. The biggest problem with them is that they are non biodegradable which makes them disagreeable with the natural balance and harmful for the environment.

Cement siding vs. wood siding

September 27, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Construction Material

Cement siding, construction materialsWood siding and cement siding both are in use in the market to some extent. But there are certain pros and cons of the both of these siding. The wood siding no doubt adds an aesthetic look to the place where you use it. But due to this fact, the wooden siding is much more costly and is beyond the budget of many people who have very limited budget to be spent on siding. This is the first most disadvantage of the wooden siding.

Another problem of the wooden siding is requirement of regular and proper maintenance. Sometimes problems arise in wooden siding due to termites and then the maintenance cost rise up to a much higher level. In comparison to all these, the cement siding is much more cheap as well as durable. There is hardly any maintenance requirement of the cement siding which is so costly. It is much more versatile and can be used nay where. Keeping in mind the advantages, it can be said that the cement siding is much more advantageous than the wooden siding.

Laminated log: understanding the advantages

August 19, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Construction Material

Laminated log, construction materialsLaminated log is one of the most popular of choices when one thinks of building a log home or a log cabin as it emits the natural exquisiteness of wooden construction. If you are thinking of opting laminated log then rest assured you have made the right decision as there are a lot of advantages of having laminated log for your log home.

Firstly laminated log is extremely durable as it is resistant to twisting, settling and warping. It gets its superior strength from the cross section fused surfaces. Laminated logs also have very good nailing characteristics and are workable when drilling and cutting. Secondly laminated logs are very easy to maintain as they are very easy to clean and are defiant to insect infestation. Laminated logs can be precut which saves time needed to construct the cabin. Lastly laminated log homes and cabins are eco-friendly, sustainable and cost-effective.

Wall construction material options for you

August 05, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Construction Material

Wall Construction Material, wall construction Different commercial buildings are being constructed in all over the world today for a variety of purposes and they are being used for different purposes like office buildings, shopping malls, retail houses and so on. Although different types of wall materials are available in the market still for commercial buildings a specific types of materials are being used.

Stacked and poured concrete blocks are being used by the workers to build walls though different cement and steel and many other different materials are also being used by the workers. Nowadays metals and steel are great choice for constructing walls because these material help install different electrical wires and plumbing system in buildings.
In some buildings lumber and wood frames are also used in constructing the walls so that they become hardy, sheetrock which is made of gypsum is also being used by different workers that are constructing several commercial buildings.

What is blue lumber?

June 30, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Construction Material

Facts about Blue Lumber, Blue LumberFor building houses, lumber is often colored with the shade of the homeowner’s preference, but blue lumber is not just colored blue. The lumber is treated and is called bluwood as well. Bluwood is actually a wood protection process where a blue film is coated over the wood to protect it from seepages and also from termite and other insect attack. Blue lumber comes pretreated and can be nailed, sawed, cut and structured just like any other wood. Because of the quick milling process that occurs these days, wood is prone to lose moisture and cupping, splitting and curling. Blue lumber has a vapor barrier and an insecticide coating that prevents any of these from happening. Hence blue lumber is very effective for the framing of houses as it gives a strong protection from insects and termites as well as against natural wear and tear.

So if you want a beautiful blue house that attracts everyone’s eyes and give you a relaxed house maintenance scheme, choose the unique blue lumber.

Maintaining vinyl siding

June 25, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Construction Material

Maintain Vinyl Sidings, home improvement tipsVinyl siding is generally maintenance free, but everything that is exposed to the environment is always prone to get dirty. There are a few steps involved in maintaining the vinyl siding.

Firstly you must rinse the vinyl siding with water using a garden hose or a spray handle with a low pressure setting. Then clean the spaces that don’t get cleaned by rinsing with a cloth pad or a soft brush. You can also use cleanser with water if need be. You may require an extension handle that is long for your second story. You must ensure that you use a biodegradable cleansing agent so that the grass and plants remain unaffected. You can use bleach and water for stubborn stains.

While cleaning you must always follow the bottom to top method. You must shield the siding on that side of your house that has trees, plants etc. otherwise the siding will warp. If there is any damaged siding you should ensure replacement. One tip that you must always remember is that you should never mix cleaning agents with bleach specially that have ammonia.

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.

Siding material options for you

June 08, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Construction Material

Siding material for home, construction tipsIf you are making your own building then you would need to select a perfect siding for your building. These sidings are required for every building to look good. As the technology has grown as it has given you a lot of options to select from. The different materials are available in the market for you to choose for your own home. All the cement companies have come up with synthetic cement that looks the way you want it to.

This cement is made so that you get the type of look that you want in your siding. This cement gives your siding a wooden finish making the siding look like made up of wood. You can also avail the option of steel finish for your siding. This can be done by a professional expert contractor for sidings. You can also go for the vinyl sidings. These are affordable and are available in many different designs in the market to suit your needs of a good and beautiful home.

Straw bale constructions explained

June 03, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Construction Material

Straw bale constructions, construction meterialStraw bales are made from straws of rice, wheat, rye or oats. They are used for building constructions specially the natural and the green houses. They are good structurally and best as insulation components. They are comparatively preferred over the other conventional components for the cheap price, easy installation and availability and the insulation benefits. But a basic disadvantage is space requirement. History has witnessed straw bales as construction material and there have been huge demands globally. But actually straw bales were not used instead hay were baled and used but straw were coupled with it and then the hay were plastered.

While constructing with straw bales, a wooden structural foundation is erected and then the bales are stacked against each other using wooden or bamboo pins and then plastered from outside. The foundation works as a moisture barrier, sometimes timber or lumber are also used. This is hybrid bale construction. Pre-compressed straw bales are structurally sturdier than the straw bales.

Picking the right home kit for you

May 22, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Construction Material

Meterials for home construction, construction meterialConsider the material to be used for the lock-up stage; the lock up stage is the most important base of any construction and erection. Hard labour work is needed for the internal structure to stand erect and secure the structure. A fully built home will comprise of a pantry, vanities, basins and two storey options. While going for home kits go for a brick layer option or stone work option but more secured will be prefabricated panels. You have options in different home kit styles as per your need with regard to kitchen, veranda or bungalow options.

Budgets and cost are your main issues depending on the type of home kit you are planning to build. Negotiations are always on the card with the builders, but compromise on materials and structure build are quite not advised. Experiences always come with a cost. Work wisely on the home kit plans. You have builders who provide services with good home kit options on paper work. Make sure on the budget and hidden costs. Block of land is quite an important consideration when the size of the home kit is decided upon.