Sep 112014
 

laminas solaresDue to a wide range of different circumstances windows are subjected to a considerable amount of risk with regard to damage being sustained.

UV rays can be extremely harmful to windows and problems also tend to come from such factors as carbon emissions. In order to protect against these kinds of problems and to also give an increased amount of security a high number of property owners choose to have window films added.

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Originally posted 2014-06-19 03:54:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sep 112014
 

wooden vx pvc doorsYour front and back doors are the most important in your home as they are the ones that you rely on for security. It is vital that your external doors – and windows – are secure as these are the points of access to your home. It is also important for them to be weather proof and attractive.

There are many different materials that can be used to external doors but the majority are either made form UPVC or wood; each material is completely different so each has its own advantages and disadvantages as a front door.
If you think you’re ready for a new front door, or you just fancy a change then you should probably consider both options. Take a look at the advantages of both to help inform your final decision.

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Originally posted 2014-02-12 15:55:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

What Can Go Wrong With Curtain Walls?

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Sep 112014
 

muro cortinaBuildings with curtain walls, just like any other building, need to be mindful of maintenance. The beautiful building façade needs to stay in good repair to maintain its beautiful looks. For a building owner or facility manager this might seem like a nightmare. But there are many companies that will take on maintenance of these difficult to service facades.

An on-going maintenance contract ensures that the building is kept up to scratch. The necessity for actual repairs is lessened if the building is checked regularly and everything kept in good working order.

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Originally posted 2014-02-18 15:53:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sep 112014
 

persiana enrollable en telaRoller blinds offer the perfect combination of style and function, and they come in a wide array of fabrics to suit any decor.

These simple, yet elegant window coverings are perfect for blocking out unwanted sunlight, and keeping your living space looking great. Retractable roller shades are simple, effective, and stylish enough for any room in the house.

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Originally posted 2012-11-28 06:21:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sep 112014
 

piscina mantenimientoFor decades, chlorine has been the gold standard for keeping swimming pools clean. It’s done its job well. There’s no debate about chlorine’s effectiveness in killing germs and keeping algae away.

However, there have always been some nagging side-effects to the use of harsh chemical chlorine typically added to pools, and even some serious health concerns. In recent years, pool companies report that salt water pools to have experienced a rapid rise in popularity, particularly in residential installations.

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Originally posted 2012-10-16 01:23:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The View From The Top: Skylights For Homes

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Sep 112014
 

When buying a new home, one of first things people will want to know is whether it’s north facing. Certainly, most people are drawn to natural light; in summer, when stuck in an office, we gaze longingly out of the window at the sun-drenched outdoors, and in winter we are drawn to the area of the house that lets in the winter sun. Even teenagers eventually emerge from darkened rooms in search of the light.

Most of the skylights on the market today vary in size and aesthetics, depending on what your specific needs are. And, although there is likely to be one that is both pretty and practical, you need to make sure that you also consider quality. The harsh sunlight beating down on the skylight over time should in no way affect the glazing or sealing. Letting in the sunlight is all very well on clear days, but letting in the rain is the last thing you want from your newly installed skylight.

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Originally posted 2014-07-31 19:43:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sep 112014
 

interior minimalistaMinimalist architecture is the tendency of reducing to the essentials, without excessive use of decorative elements. It is icharacterized by the extreme simplicity of its forms, pure  lines, clear spaces and neutral colors, in an environment with balance and harmony.

The idea of minimalism can be described as “less is more,” or as some designers and architects are fond of saying, “doing more with less.” Minimalist architects use space as a design feature in and of itself. Instead of trying to fill space with features, they create designs in which the empty space is as carefully thought out and used as everything they add to the room. Basic shapes and straight, clean lines are also important techniques used in minimalist design, as is playing around with different kinds of lighting.

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Originally posted 2012-07-23 10:01:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sep 112014
 

crystal_palaceGlass was discovered, apparently by accident, nearly 4000 years ago and has since evolved into one of our most used and most revered materials. It was only 2000 years ago that the fabrication of glass progressed to being able to create sheets strong enough to be used as windows and architectural features.

Today glass is used in everything from revolving doors to skywalks and interior partitions and is one of our most striking architectural materials with a fascinating history.

 

The Starts of Glass in Architecture

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When glass was first used in architecture and construction, the limitations of masonry and weaker building materials implied that its prominence was restricted to small windows. With developments in construction, this began to change and by the Medieval Era glass started to be used as more of a decorative feature than simply a way to let light in. The trend for tall, stone Gothic churches facilitated the use of elaborate glass windows made up from fragments of coloured glass and depicting striking biblical scenes. These windows related the stories of the bible to an illiterate populace and spurned the architectural trend of searching for transparency, luminosity and weightlessness through glass.

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The Next Big Step in Glass

It wasn’t until the 19th century that glass in architecture took its next important step forward. Before this time, the manufacturing process itself restricted the use of glass to only small sheets, which is illustrated in the prominent use of cottage pane glass and intricately divided windows in 18th century architecture.

The introduction of iron and other materials during this time meant that glass could take on a whole new role in architecture. Thanks to the materials now existing to hold it in place, coupled with the new ability to mass produce large sheets, the possibilities for the use of glass in construction became nearly limitless. Architects began to experiment with things like conservatories and entire walls of glass that were held together by high trussed steel arches and finger fixings. The Crystal Palace constructed in 1851 represents the most ambitious glass architectural projects of its time – a construction made up of 300 000 sheets of glass.

Source: http://www.articledashboard.com/Article/The-History-of-Glass-in-Architecture/608542

Originally posted 2014-08-26 03:54:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Top 5 Rated Heat Pumps

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Sep 112014
 

A high-quality heat pump can help to improve the comfort of your home throughout the year. Researching the top-rated heat pumps can help you to decide which brand is best for your needs and budget.

A heat pump and an air conditioner work in very similar ways. A heat pump works by pulling heat from the air and then reversing it to cool your home.

One of the best advantages of installing a heat pump instead of a standard AC is that you don’t need to install separate units in order to heat and cool your home. Continue reading »

Originally posted 2013-10-14 21:07:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sep 112014
 

House for sale imageMany of us will move home within our lifetime. Whether it be to go to a new area or simply for a change. We will relocate at least twice, this is why you should take these home improvement tips into account.

Although you may not believe it, the interior of the home you are trying to sell has a great impact on the value you receive. You are more likely to get a much higher asking price if you were to make your home look ‘inviting’.

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Originally posted 2013-08-08 20:06:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter