Saturday, 13 July 2013

Building Foundations and Home Improvements


So two topics in one aren’t you very lucky people!? Well the first topic I feel isn’t one someone would normally write a post about but I do feel it has some quality information and the fact I am also adding home improvements to the mix means this is bound to be interesting! Let’s get straight to it.

Building Foundations


Building foundations are exactly what they say they are. They are the roots of a house or building structure and they are a key part in the safety of the building and the structural integrity. Without them there are many factors that would make a building unsafe a potentially dangerous. Let’s look into this in more detail.
The best way to think of foundations is as a platform. The structure or building is built on top of this and the foundations provide the support to stop many things happening. They provide a flat level for the building to be constructed on ensuring everything is straight but more importantly they offer support and without them the building could sink into the ground and because of these movements the building could start to develop faults which can cause cracks which pose a risk to the structural integrity of the building.
Foundations are created below ground level. A pit is dug out to a strict level according to building regulations and then tons of concrete is poured into it, levelled out and left to set completely rock solid. Foundations are normally inspected to insure they have been completed and constructed correctly before the rest of the work can begin.

Home Improvements


Still on topic but I think this is the perfect subject to link in with building foundations. Home improvements can be from something as small as painting a room or something drastic such as adding an extension but it’s all for the benefit and better living of you in your home.
Let’s start small here, something as simple as redecorating can have a massive impact and positive effect on your home. Bringing all the decorating up to date can just make your home feel that little bit more welcoming to any guest, even yourself! Plus you can get the whole family involved so everyone can have a say.
Let’s move up to something a little more challenging, a kitchen refit! This is also a good little home project you can do to improve your home, this also adds value to your home so if you should ever sell then you could be in for a little extra on the value price. By refitting your kitchen you can change everything around, have new utensils, new fittings and basically create a brand new space within an old one. This is something people tend to show off to the friends and visitors.
Now the big one, a drastic home improvement! An extension to your home can really add extra, much needed space to your home (and value) weather it is to add new bedrooms, extend a kitchen or even add more living space. This is something of a hassle to project manage yourself but you can have the sense of achievement  when all that hard work is shown right before your eyes and that extension you once pictured in your mind is now a reality.
Weather you take it up the challenge on home improvements yourself or you hire a specialist in the trade you can be sure to be happy with the finished results.
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