Category: Building

Barrier-free vs. barrierearm

Barrier-free vs. barrierearm

When it comes to remodeling, barrier-free building always makes sense. This does not have to do with age or disability, because it is not about barrier-free. Barrier-free and barrier-free barrier freedom means designing the built environment, ie houses and flats that allow people with disabilities to use them without experiencing any additional disadvantage.

Construction supervisors protect against defects

Construction supervisors protect against defects

Craftsmen make mistakes. And home builders are rarely experts. Professional construction supervisors provide the greatest possible safety during construction and refurbishment. On a private construction site, faults are the rule rather than the exception - be it the insufficiently sealed patio door, the lack of balcony drainage, the damp wall with mold or the imperfect roof insulation.

Building without costs

Building without costs

Building contracts: Hardly anyone understands their codified formulations. What should a builder check to protect himself against defects or additional costs? "Turnkey". Many model or catalog house providers lure their customers with this sonorous vocabulary and promise: all at a fixed price. But the term is not defined by law.

Building and Housing 2015: That's Changing

Building and Housing 2015: That's Changing

New laws are coming into force. Support measures are being implemented and stricter environmental guidelines are being implemented. The most-discussed change of the year concerns brokerage commissions. Gone is the annoyance to tenants that in cities with tight housing markets they usually had to pay two, three months' rent for the broker.

Building and Housing 2016: That's Changing

Building and Housing 2016: That's Changing

The Efficiency House will become even more efficient, the rental price brake will continue to be tightened, the EEG surcharge will increase and you will soon be able to hand over electronic waste around the corner from the wholesaler - find out what 2016 will bring . Contents Around the house On the subject of electricity For tenants and vehicle owners Waste recycling back to top Around the house EnEV demands greater energy savings The Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV) raises the standards for new buildings: The primary energy consumption for building services should decrease by 25 percent , the thermal protection by the building envelope by 20 percent be raised .

Building and Housing 2017: Things are Changing

Building and Housing 2017: Things are Changing

Building owners, renovators, homeowners and consumers beware! Here are some of the most important regulations and legislative changes for 2017. Postponed: the "EnEV 2017". Actually, an amendment to the Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV) should enter into force at the beginning of 2017. It is the lowest energy building standard for all new buildings.

Building at a fixed price? The bill often does not work out!

Building at a fixed price? The bill often does not work out!

Many construction companies promise house-building at a fixed price and a turnkey handover. Sounds tempting. But it does not stand up to critical scrutiny. For many home builders, having one's own home is the most expensive project of their lives. Financed with loans that will be paid off for decades.

Builders' Community: Enormous Savings Potential

Builders' Community: Enormous Savings Potential

Building together in a builders' community can save money and establish new friendships. Sharing is in: People share cars or apartments. Even when building a house, it is possible to reduce the costs by a builders' community and to spread the responsibility over several shoulders. This is where parties come together to commission a construction.

Calculating construction costs for a semi-detached house

Calculating construction costs for a semi-detached house

A semi-detached house is cheaper than a single-family house, but construction costs should not be underestimated. A solid calculation is important. Savings potential in the construction of semi-detached houses Overall, a semi-detached house is always cheaper than a one-family house of the same size. This is related both to the construction costs and to the size of the property.