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Construction Essentials – Thermal Insulation

When asked what the purpose of insulation is, the chances are that the majority of us would answer ‘heat loss reduction’ or ‘used to keep heat in’ or something similar and rightly so. However, the word insulation is a broad term covering all different types of  insulation used for very different purposes including fireproofing, soundproofing, impact cushioning and electrical insulation. […]

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Massive Fails: Buildings That Didn’t Live Up To Expectations

Most people expect architects to know what they are doing. After all, their key job is to design buildings that are as functional as they are aesthetically appealing. There have, however, been many buildings that simply did not live up to their expectations. While there were different reasons for these buildings being less than they […]

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Asbestos in Properties: Know The Dangers

If your home predates the year 2000, it could contain asbestos building materials. Widely used in the construction of homes and buildings during the 20th century, asbestos has since been linked with causing mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. So before you take on that new construction or renovation project this year, make sure you know […]

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Considering Steel for Home Construction is a Brilliant Idea

If you are planning to construct a building, will you not make it happen in lesser time and also ensure that you don’t end up burning holes in your pocket? As we all know, it takes a lot of time and money to construct a building out of bricks and mortars. In this respect, steel […]