Category Archives: Building Materials

Crazy Paving Stones

Crazy paving stones are a building material which is in use around the world. Usually you find them in garden, typically used for garden terraces, patios or pathways. Crazy paving stones got their name basically because they don’t conform to any set shape or size. They have jagged, rounded edges which don’t really fit a uniformed type. Building with them, therefore, presents some unique difficulties. When using them, homeowners will… Read Article →

Do You Need Professional Mixing Tools to Mix Cement?

The short answer to this question is yes. Many people may not want to hear this, but if it is a building task which requires utmost stability; a guarantee that the cement will remain firm, even when it is bearing a lot of weight and undergoing a lot of stress, then you need to be certain that the cement is perfectly mixed. Professional cement mixers are designed to do just… Read Article →

Materials of the Future

Recent attempts to make building home’s faster, more cost effective, and friendlier to the environment, have mostly been characterised by builders and architects going back to basics; using cheap and renewable materials to get the same affect that man-made products which produce a lot of pollution give. There is, however, a lot of advancements occurring all of the time, which could go some way towards resolving these three issues too…. Read Article →

Installing an Energy Efficient Fireplace

An aspect of fireplaces which most people either don’t know or overlook, is that due to how the majority of them work, they can actually be very ineffective methods of heating a home. While they can be quite effective at heating the room they’re in, often times they can actually cause other locations in the home to decrease in temperature. Having a fireplace is great: It can be a good… Read Article →

The Best Materials for Heat Energy Retention

Retaining heat inside of your home and limiting how much is capable of leaking out of it, is both a method for limiting how much greenhouse gasses your home and lifestyle is contributing to the environment and a great way to reduce your monthly energy bill. There are a variety of building methods which create great environments for the retention of heat. A home’s ability to retain heat is based… Read Article →