Day: December 4, 2018

How to make a staircase in the house with your own hands

– After installing the rack, the installation of steps. The distance between the steps should not exceed 20 cm. This is necessary for your safety. When installing and installing steps, count so that the last step of the stairs fits exactly to the floor of the second floor.

In the spiral staircase, as in the marching many decorative elements and details. And each set has its own decorations and different parts, and fastening elements. When installing and installing a simple mid-flight ladder, the calculation is different, the geometry of the opening is rectangular. The opening at the spiral staircase is a circle.

If you decide to order a finished wooden staircase, then contact a proven and reliable company with good reviews. Buy a finished wooden ladder or do it yourself with your own hands is up to you. (more…)

What can insulate the ceiling

Expanded clay – a heat insulator with decent performance

  • The resulting insulating layer of expanded clay cover. In the attic, residential attic, this is done by any floor covering (tongue-and-groove or deck board, chipboard). In a cold, non-residential attic, on top of the heat-insulating layer we lay asphalt П – 350 (above the pergamin we put paths from boards, for ease of movement in the attic when visiting it).

On the insulation system of the ceiling of expanded clay put a floor covering (finishing layer)

Tip! Instead of expanded clay, you can use the slabs of mineral wool. But, it is desirable to install the mineral wool at the warmed roof of the attic.

Expanded clay or mineral wool

What insulation is better for the ceiling? What is still better to use as a low-budget heater – expanded clay or mineral wool? (more…)

Finishing frame houses outside

The modern construction market offers a variety of materials for exterior finishing of frame houses. We will consider the most common ones.

  1. Suspended construction. This is a modern way not only to make the building look more attractive, but also to insulate it outside. Various materials can be used – brick, metal, stone and even glass. Special respect won the hinged ventilated facade.
  • Wet cladding of the facade of a frame house using mineral or acrylic facade plaster.
  • Finishing of the frame house front brick.
  • The use of siding in the decoration of buildings.
  • Vinyl siding for frame houses. It has excellent performance for covering the wooden structures.
  • Cladding with PVC panels for frame houses.
  • Thermopanels based on polyurethane not only completely change the appearance of the house, but also insulate the facade of the building. (more…)
  • Technology of casting monolithic basement slab

    By itself, concrete is durable, but fragile material and susceptible to destruction under the influence of soil. To prevent this from happening, it is necessary to place metal reinforcement in it, which levels such loads, and gives the concrete elasticity.

    Therefore, the installation of the reinforcement cage must be approached with all responsibility. After all, to build a quality house without a reliable basis will not work.

    The main thing you need to pay attention to is to knit reinforcement. She, in any case, can not be fastened together by welding, and this should be done only with steel wire. This is dictated by the fact that the welded reinforcement bars between them will never give elasticity to concrete.

      Technology of casting monolithic basement slab

    Quality concrete structure

    The next stage is the manufacture of concrete, and pouring a metal frame, which is mounted and located in the formwork. (more…)

    Houses made of clay and straw

    Analogs of modern houses of straw and clay existed in ancient times. Some of them have survived to the present day – in the arid regions of Asia and Africa one can find whole adobe cities. Improvement of construction technologies has led to the widespread distribution of clay buildings in central Europe and modern Russia. Properly built clay houses have more than a century of service life and are safe for residents.

      Houses made of clay and straw

    Visually, adobe buildings do not always differ from ordinary ones, although their main “charm” lies in the ability to give the walls any shape and adapt them to home furnishings. Numerous recesses, baths and smooth transitions dramatically emit clay buildings from brick and other block-cement structures.

    Old technologies are rarely used in their original form, since the operational parameters of modern homes are enhanced by the use of modern additives. (more…)

    Laminate do-it-yourself on wooden floor

    After leveling the floor and cleaning it from debris, a springy damping tape is laid to damp sounds along the walls. So that the seams of the substrate do not fall on the joints of the boards, sheets or roll substrate roll out across the floor across the direction of the laminate lamellas.

    It fits only the smooth side up and is interconnected end to end, without overlap. To avoid shearing the substrate, all sheets are fastened together with building tape. If the damper tape is not used, you can put the edges of the substrate a little to the wall a couple of centimeters. In the future, the excess is cut off. In order not to crush the porous material while walking, it is not recommended to lay the entire substrate at once – it is better to lay it out as needed.

    Laying laminate step by step

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