23MAR 2017
Cavity wall insulation and damp

Cavity wall insulation and damp

The Government scheme was meant to make homes more energy-efficient but some owners say their bills have increased since having the cavity wall insulation work done The scheme, funded by a ‘green tax’ on household gas and electricity bills, was meant to cut emissions and reduce charges by making homes more energy-efficient. But experts claim that many homes were simply not suitable…

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21MAR 2017
Shop ventilation Systems

Shop ventilation Systems

One. Keep The Heat Two. Ambient Air Filtration Systems Three. Quietaire Ventilation System Four. Combination of Keep The Heat and Ambient Air Filtration Systems To create the best air to breathe in your welding shop we have several options to consider. We either bring in fresh air from outside directly. Think of highly efficient fans that direct air into a hot building and help…

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19MAR 2017
Damp proof membrane and vapour barrier

Damp proof membrane and vapour barrier

DPC is normally a course in masonry that acts as a barrier between moisture from foundation to travel up in the walls. It is normally applied at Plinth level. If you are making wall in brick masonry, at the plinth level you provide 3 thick screed or lean concrete, over it you place liquid bituminous material ( not too expensive) and final thing is laying of a thicker polythene…

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17MAR 2017
Painting cement floors in basement

Painting cement floors in basement

A quick coat of paint spruces up your basement floors. Adding a fresh coat of paint to your basement floor is a relatively quick, inexpensive and easy way to spruce up the space. It allows you to improve the overall look of your basement without covering your classic concrete floors with rugs or carpet. Before you begin, select an epoxy paint made specifically for concrete basement…

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15MAR 2017
Cavity wall air bricks

Cavity wall air bricks

Airbricks, sometimes called air bricks or air vents, are special bricks containing holes that allow air to enter under the floor of buildings that have suspended floors. Cavity walls also need ventilation to allow airflow that will prevent moisture build up. Traditionally airbricks were made of clay - a material similar to that used to manufacture bricks; later they were made from…

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13MAR 2017
Water leaking from ductwork

Water leaking from ductwork

Commonly Reported HVAC Problems: Copyright © 1997 Hannabery HVAC. All rights reserved. Water leak at indoor unit: Under no circumstances should you ever see water around the indoor unit. This is a sign that something is either dripping, leaking, or not draining. But don t panic, sometimes it can be a very minor problem. In the cooling mode, the indoor evaporator coil and the suction…

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11MAR 2017
Basement root cellar

Basement root cellar

The great thing about cabbage, carrots and all the other crops, as David Cavagnaro and Nancy Bubel describe in the two previous articles, is all you need to store them for months is a cold, well-ventilated space. A spare refrigerator works pretty well, but even better and more spacious is a real root cellar. A basement root cellar is convenient and useful. Traditionally, this cold…

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