Category: Building

All roofs or ceilings must be insulated in 2016!

All roofs or ceilings must be insulated in 2016!

No exceptions for old buildings: From now on, the ceilings or the top floors of all houses must be energetically up to par. At the beginning of 2016, the Federal Government took a step further in order to achieve its ambitious climate goals. Due to the increased requirements of the Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV), the primary energy demand of the houses should be reduced by 25 percent.

Sink drain height - this is important

Sink drain height - this is important

The drainage height of the washbasin depends on the installation height, the shape and the type of drainage. The standards do not apply to private baths. Washbasin mounting heights Different dimensions of washbasins are required for public buildings, rental housing and disabled access. In the private bathroom everyone can determine the height of the pool themselves.

Acceptance of the new building - process

Acceptance of the new building - process

The acceptance of a new building is not an insignificant formality. It is legally binding and must therefore be carried out with care. Jurisprudence on Acceptance There is no obligation in a new building to carry out a formal acceptance test or to draw up an acceptance report. Both serve the security of the client, that he gets exactly what he agreed.

Paint over washable paint

Paint over washable paint

When redesigning walls that have one Washable paint with a high latex content was formerly often used in damp rooms. Latex paint prevents water from penetrating walls, the paint does not peel off despite moisture. If you want to paint over them, first of all an assessment of the applied paint and a good preparation of the substrate is important.

Wastewater: Up!

Wastewater: Up!

If rooms or land areas are lower than the sewers and there is a risk of water retention, Wastewater lifting plants are used. In many houses, wastewater falls below the so-called backflow level (RSE). Below the RSE means that drainage through the natural gradient is no longer possible. For example, when basements are lower or rainwater can not seep away.

All humidity comes from below

All humidity comes from below

With a professional base seal, the vast majority of structural damage can be prevented. Because the causes of damp walls are mostly in the ground. The "foot" of the facade is the Achilles tendon of the house. If the base area is not expertly sealed, splash water and harmful salts penetrate into the masonry via the capillary suction.

Replacing old radiators before it's too late

Replacing old radiators before it's too late

When renovating a property, it makes sense to replace the old radiators with new ones. As a result, energy efficiency can be significantly improved. When older flats are renovated, it is usually necessary to replace the heating systems. Therefore, it is especially beneficial for energy efficiency, even if the radiators are also renewed.

Alternatives to screed

Alternatives to screed

Cement screed is the most popular substrate for a floor covering. But there are also other materials that offer an alternative to screed. Screed provides a clean and even surface on which tiles and other floors can be laid. Cement screed is especially popular. What alternative is there to screed? A good alternative to screed are Fermacell gypsum fiberboards.

Old House: Change Floor Plan - Checklist

Old House: Change Floor Plan - Checklist

Many old buildings are subject to the preservation of monuments, which usually only serve to maintain the external appearance of a building. If there are no doors, wall paneling inside. Flooring or similar are worth protecting, it is allowed to change the floor plan. It should be taken into account when building a house that the installation of larger windows or the installation of a balcony is not possible.

Socket Plaster Guide - Step by Step

Socket Plaster Guide - Step by Step

The lower part of the house is exposed to extreme loads exposed, therefore a special base plaster must be applied exactly according to instructions. 1. Choice of base plaster The base is the lowest part of the house. It includes the foundation in the ground and the aboveground part up to the area where there is normal plaster.