The Design Trends Set to Dominate Architecture
5 April 2017
Like clothing, hairstyles and music, building design has trends that come and go, gradually shifting over time to become characteristic of a certain period. Unlike fashion and entertainment, however, architecture is usually fairly permanent, so there's a tendency for designers to strive for timelessness while remaining distinctive and up-to-date.
Because of this, building design trends evolve more slowly than others, and you won't normally see such dramatic changes from one year to the next.
Key Attributes That Make the Use of Timber Wall Frames in the Building Construction Industry Sustainable
4 April 2017
The use of timber wall frames to construct buildings has become commonplace in the Australian construction industry today. One major reason for this trend is that these building construction products are regarded as a sustainable choice of building material. Given the growing pressure on building owners and builders to use environmentally friendly building materials, building with timber wall frames helps achieve this goal in so many different ways that other materials cannot.
Four Signs Your Foundation May Be at Risk of Being Affected By Subsidence
3 April 2017
If your home's foundation is unstable, you may need to hire someone to do underpinning to strengthen the foundation so it's sturdy enough to hold up your home. There are a number of situations in which underpinning may be essential, but subsidence, changes to the elevation of the land, can definitely require you to need underpinning.
If you're worried about subsidence, there are several things you may want to investigate. All of the issues below are potential signs that your area may have an increased risk of subsidence, and as a result, you may want to set up a savings account in case subsidence occurs and you need to put underpinning on your home.
What Type of Joint Sealant Should You Use on Your Concrete Slab Floor?
30 March 2017
Flooring made of concrete slabs is exactly as tough and durable as you would expect, but even these incredibly redoubtable floors can become damaged in certain circumstances. The edges of your slabs are particularly vulnerable, as forklifts and other heavy vehicles and loads passing over these edges can cause them to crack and crumble without suitable reinforcement. The gaps between concrete slabs can also pose a problem if left unprotected, allowing rain and moisture to penetrate the floor and dramatically undermine its strength and stability.