Category: Building

Keeping an overview of construction costs - Checklist

Keeping an overview of construction costs - Checklist

When building a house, the small and hidden costs are often surprising. Our checklist helps to identify any eventualities and possible costs from the outset. Building cost calculators on the Internet provide important clues in the first step, but be careful: they are usually based on standard conditions .

Construction faults: The Bug-Top Ten

Construction faults: The Bug-Top Ten

Construction defects not only delay the entry, but make the construction more expensive. But which are the most common? The Association for Quality Control at Construction (VQC) wanted to know. He has evaluated more than 6,000 expert data and published a hit list of the most common construction defects.

Wooden Sliding Door Kit - Tips

Wooden Sliding Door Kit - Tips

A sliding wooden door is functional and scores with a sophisticated look. As a kit, the systems adapt to different areas of application. Sliding door made of wood - these systems are available Wooden sliding doors are available in different sizes in the furniture store. The customer must consider the location and function of the planned sliding door and select a kit and a system that harmonizes with it.

Protected for life: aluminum roofs

Protected for life: aluminum roofs

Resistant to breakage, corrosion-free and frost-proof - aluminum roofs are becoming increasingly popular. Experts are not surprised, because the material has many advantages and few disadvantages. Aluminum for roofing The silvery-white light metal is soft and tough. Under the influence of atmospheric oxygen, the material oxidizes.

Routing of bituminous membranes - the biggest sources of error

Routing of bituminous membranes - the biggest sources of error

It is difficult to lay bitumen welds. It is a job for a specialist, because laying mistakes have been made quickly. Unsuitable equipment for laying the sheets Bitumen welding sheets are a special type of roofing felt. The back of the panels is coated with bitumen and must be heated with a gas burner.

Floor-level shower - trend in the bathroom

Floor-level shower - trend in the bathroom

If you want to renovate your bathroom, you should also install a floor-level shower. These offer a lot of comfort and make the room appear larger. Different designs of walk-in showers Instead of a classic shower tray, you can either tiled or install a shower tray. Tiled floor-level showers disappear visually in the room and are therefore aesthetically very appealing.

Ground surveys - everything worth knowing

Ground surveys - everything worth knowing

A soil survey, more precisely a geotechnical report, is mandatory in Germany for building a house. It belongs to the planning of every construction project. Why a subsoil survey is compulsory Every structure and every major technical facility like a wind power station burdens the ground with its weight.

Creating a base plate for the conservatory - in 5 steps

Creating a base plate for the conservatory - in 5 steps

Building a conservatory is laborious. The centerpiece is the base plate, which can be created in five steps. 1. Planning the floor slab - Stability and insulation issues In the conservatory, the floor slab has two functions: Firstly, it provides the necessary stability by guiding the construction load into the ground.

Making a floor slab yourself - step by step

Making a floor slab yourself - step by step

Making the floor slab of a house yourself is not an easy task. In any case, the structural plan of a structural engineer must be considered. 1. Making the base plate according to the specifications of the structural engineer As a foundation for a house, a base plate is subject to special requirements.

Using a Drill Correctly - Tips

Using a Drill Correctly - Tips

Nearly every handyman calls a drill his own. But what should be considered when using? How are you? A few tips will help. Pre-Examine Walls Be sure to check the walls before using the drill to avoid damage to water or power lines when drilling. In the control helps a metal detector. This is available at any hardware store.