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Cavity Walls Versus Solid Walls - What Should You Build?

In house construction there are only two design styles available, the Traditional Solid wall and the more modern Cavity wall construction. The traditional solid wall was popular up until the 1920's ..
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Drainage Systems For Your New Home - Storm Or Foul - Whats the .

What is the difference between a Storm Drain and a Foul Drain? Essentially the difference is this. A storm drain captures all the runoff water from your roof, from your street and garden and takes it .
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Insulate Your Ground Floor Properly - A Few Points to Know and .

There are several different types of ground floor: 1. Solid Concrete ground supported floor. 2. Suspended Concrete Slab floor. 3. Suspended Timber Joist floor Each method uses a different type of ..
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Insulation and Timber Frame - A Love Affair For the 21st ..

There can be no doubts that timber frame and insulation are a perfect match. With the greater scope for adding additional insulation timber frame is soaring past brick and block construction as the ..
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Septic Tanks, Cesspools and Reed Beds - Whats the Difference?

There are three main ways for a self-builder to get rid of his foul drainage when they don't have access to a main line drainage system. The first and most common is the Septic tank. This is ..
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Irish Timber Frame Homes - Advantages, Benefits and Cost ..

Wooden homes offer a wide range of advantages to the self-builder. The timber frame market covers over 70% of the entire worlds housing stock. Timber buildings from the 12th century still exist in ..
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U-Values the Lower You Go the More You Will Save

What is a U-Value? A U-Value is a measurement of heat loss from the fabric of a building. Each element of a building is assigned a U-value which is a calculation based on that materials ability to ..
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Kitchen Design Costs - What Do You Need to Know?

Kitchen materials are as diverse and widespread as you might possible wish for. But there is one thing to take on board straight away. All of the design, the look and the glamour are all superficial. .
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Five Things to Do When You Design You Kitchen and Five Things ..

Kitchen design is a lot more complicated than you would appreciate. Placing your cupboards, sink and Kitchen furniture can be a difficult balancing act. I have come up with a list of do and don'ts ..
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Kitchen Style and Design a Modern Approach to the Family ..

Once upon a time the humble kitchen was little more than an open fire with a cauldron or pot hanging over it. Meat would get roasted on a spit and when everyone had eaten the cooking utensils would ..
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New Technology is Serious Food For Thought

New Technology brings up images of computers and miles of cable disappearing into the walls of our new home. It makes us think of hidden cameras and microphones and other James Bond style gadgets. ..
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Timber Frame Homes Exposed!

Building a timber frame home is a journey of discovery, great stress and hopefully greater joy. Before you decide to build a timber frame you will hopefully have all the information you need to make ..
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Make a Timber Frame Wall Panel

Lets start with a simple wall, with no door or window openings. We can get to the more difficult panels later. The standard height for a panel is 2.453 metres. This is a standard ceiling height for ..
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How to Make a Door Opening

So you want to make a door opening into a room. But how do you go about it. Simple. A standard door opening in the UK is 916mm clear opening. This allows for a wheel chair to access the property ..
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Site Investigations What Are They?

A site investigation can be as simple as a walkover and trial pit or as complex as a series of bore holes and soil samples taken away for analysis. Picking the right site is not always easy but it is .
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How to Make a Window Opening in a Timber Wall

Framing a window opening in a stud wall. A standard window opening in the UK is 1200mm clear opening. For the sake of this example we will make the depth of this window 1200mm as well. You build ..
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Foundations, What You Need to Know

OK then, you have done your site investigation, the outline planning is through and you are ready to start designing your foundations. Here's what you need to know. There are five main types of ..
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How to Make a Timber Beam For a Window-Door Opening

This is actually a very simple thing to door. If you are building your own timber frame you will most likely have an engineer who will give you the sizes, length and strength of the timber you will ..
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