Floor Screed

A floor screed is a cementitious type material that is made up of cement and sharp sand. The ratio is usually 1:3 or 1:4.5. It is either applied to a ground floor slab or a precast floor made of concrete. Many different types of screeds can be found on the market that are made by various manufacturers. Continue readingFloor Screed

Simple Steps for Impeccable Installation of Insulation Board

Preparation is the key to ensure impeccable installation of an insulation board. How well you know your needs will influence your choice. The insulation board you choose will determine the efficacy over the years. Plan well and you will have no issues throughout the process. Here are a few simple steps for impeccable installation of insulation board.
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Different Types of Insulation Board

Theoretically and literally, any board that has some insulating ability can be referred to as an insulation board. This is obviously not a practical definition. An insulation board should offer more than just a bit of insulating property. It should adequately prevent loss of energy, in other words dissipation and transfer of heat. An insulation board is mostly needed on the roof, to keep the heat out during summers and in during winters. Here are the most commonly used variants of insulation boards. Continue reading “Different Types of Insulation Board”

Choose Renders to Prevent Damp Walls, Floors and Ceilings

Renders have become a popular choice among homeowners across the country. In its primitive years, K Rend was mostly chosen by homeowners who wanted to renovate their properties. In recent years, it has become an almost default option for new properties as well. There are many benefits of silicone renders. The aesthetic advantages are obvious. The sheer range of colours and textures make it easy for even the most stringent homeowners who are acutely particular of every little detail. Such renders also add to the perceived and actual financial value of a house. Continue reading “Choose Renders to Prevent Damp Walls, Floors and Ceilings”

Brick Slips are an Aesthetic and Practical Choice

Brick slips

Brick slips can be installed on exterior and interior walls. Brick cladding is popular across the world, not just for aesthetics but also for practical reasons. Brick slips are more affordable than some of the premium materials but they do not look any inferior. In fact, many homes and even commercial spaces look more trendy or cool and sophisticated or classic with brick cladding, albeit depending on the exact colour, texture and size of the brick chosen. Continue reading “Brick Slips are an Aesthetic and Practical Choice”

The Significance of Damp Proofing

Damp proofing is quintessential if you live in a humid region or there is sufficient precipitation. Low lying areas, properties near water bodies and places where the groundwater reserve is not at much depth will also demand damp proofing. Damp or moisture trapped in the walls, floors, ceilings and the roof can lead to many problems. The plaster crumbling or the paint flaking are only cosmetic issues. There are much more serious concerns and potential consequences. Wooden walls can rot. Foundations may become weaker. The property can become a haven for microbes that thrive in moisture or humid environments. Continue reading “The Significance of Damp Proofing”

An Introductory Guide to Technical Mortars

Technical mortars are multipurpose additives. They are specifically used to improve the performance and strength of concrete. Concrete structures are not truly impermeable. They have a few demerits, albeit outweighed by their merits. Technical mortars possess considerable flexural strength and thus are effective at preventing cracks. You may choose to use such additives for outdoor and indoor installations. Continue reading “An Introductory Guide to Technical Mortars”

Commercial Screed

A commercial screed is a useful tool as it allows an individual to even a large surface out. This is an important process in creating a beautiful floor that is something to be proud of, simply because if a Screed hasn’t levelled out an uneven surface then it is going to be extremely easy to notice. Since the demand for Screeds is relatively high, it is no surprise that there are many companies offering a commercial Screed. Continue reading “Commercial Screed”

How to Choose the Right Type of Tile Fixings

Every homeowner needs the right type of tile fixings. Any kind of tile needs fixers and adhesives. It is not just mosaics or patterned tiles that individually contribute to a larger design that rely on fixers and adhesives. Also, it is not just the floor tiles that require fixings and adhesives. Tile fixings are quintessential for counter tops, back splashes, bathtubs and washbasins among others. Any type of wall tile or dado requires fixings or fixers and adhesives too. Continue reading “How to Choose the Right Type of Tile Fixings”