Building Homes Using 3D Printers

Protection, food and water may seem basic human needs, but in fact, about 1.2 billion people still live today without sustainable housing, reports World Resources Institute .

Technology and development are moving at a furious pace and it has a company named ICON chosen to take care of. The company has come up with a way to combat the lack of sustainable homes by using effective 3D printing solutions.

ICON has come up with a method of printing a house of about 650 square meters of cement, the cool thing is that it only took between 12 and 24 hours!

The plan that the company has set is to build a community with about 100 homes for residents in El Salvador next year. Apart from this, the company will be building some home items. Some of the items can be built by anyone at home provided they have a good printer and use it on the best 3D printer table.

ICON has helped and initiated a collaboration with New Story, an ideal company focused on international housing solutions.

“We have built homes for communities in Haiti, El Salvador and Bolivia,” says Alexandria Lafci, founder of New Story.

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Home Maintenance – Spring and Summer Checklist

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When summer and spring set in, you should take advantage of the seasons to carry out a home maintenance routine. A routine maintenance will ensure your home stays clean and units are working optimally.

Below is a cleaning checklist you can follow during summer or spring to maintain your home.

Exterior Maintenance

Roof. Check the roof for any signs of trouble. You don’t need to climb the roof to inspect it. With your eyes or a pair of binoculars, you can easily spot trouble. Staff from Missions Restoration suggest that you should check for cracked shingles that may be allowing water in or nail-pops­­ on the roof. These should be replaced to keep the roof at peak performance. Check their website at MissionsRestorations.com

Chimney. Inspect the chimney joints and check whether any bricks or stones have fallen out. Also, look for vegetation growing on the chimney or a white calcium-like deposit. Any signs of such a white deposit will be a signal that the chimney should be resealed.

Foundations. As you inspect the exteriors, check the foundation for masonry cracks. If you spot some cracks, hire a foundation specialist to fix them.

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Materials Used to Make Roller Shutters

modern manual roller shuttersMost homeowners around the country install window shutters for security or aesthetic purposes. There are different types of window shutters available in the market. The functionality of the shutters usually varies with the type. One of the common types of shutters is the roller type.

To understand more about the roller type of shutters, we contacted Darren Jonah, a building contractor in Swansea to shed more on the equipment. This article is as a result of the interview we had with him.

Roller shutters generally comprise of a number of slats or metal bars attached together. These shutters are installed for security purposes and can be lowered or raised for closure and opening respectively. In commercial buildings, mechanically-operated roller shutters are usually used. The shutters protect the windows or doors from harsh weather and intruders.

You can install roller shutters at different places including warehouses, prisons, garages, and commercial institutions. The shutters can help to keep off pellets from harsh weather such as storms or frozen rain. Roller shutters are made from a variety of components. These include:

  • Locks: There are different types of locks available for window shutters. The common ones are the shutter and bullet locks.
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Loft Conversion: Design and Build your Perfect Space

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Last updated, May 2017
The beauty of a loft conversion lies in the rare opportunity to transform what is usually a highly underused space into a valuable addition to your home. A stylish and innovative loft conversion can help to unlock the full potential of your home whilst enhancing your day to day lives. As a growing family, you may require a beautiful bedroom for your new addition or a bright and distinctive playroom for the little
Alternatively, you may be crying out for some rest and relaxation; somewhere to hide away from those little feet. A professional company can help you create a tranquil sitting room, home cinema or even a creative studio allowing you the space to work and think, tucked away from the disturbance of daily activity. Many loft conversion service in the UK aim to marry a top class job with a cost effective price. Several business have decades of experience in the industry and have perfected their offering, ensuring modern and stylish loft conversions finished to an immaculate standard.

Add value to your home

There really has never been a better time for a loft conversion. With the housing market still stagnant and with house … Read More

Garage Door Repair Tips to Help You Save Money

garage door repairGarage repair may seem to be a very hard thing to do for a person who is not familiar with technical repairs at home. This is because garage doors are made in complicated electronic combination that are hard to figure out how they are. Most people fear this repair and leave it to the technicians who may ask for a lot of fee to do the job. Getting this technician may cost you additional money to that used to fix the garage door its self.

The only works that may force you to call an expert technician are repairing the panel, door spring replacement or garage door insulation. Try as much as possible to figure out yourself if you can be able to fix the problem before seeking the help of a technician. In most cases this problems are the screeching of the garage metal door that causes a lot of noise when you open or close. If that’s the problem, the first thing is to check the rusty hardware and old door screws.

Most people never realize this problem or they know but ignore it until they have their garage door develop some serious problems so that they … Read More