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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Using Steel Balustrades

These handrails also offer your home the support that it requires. Iron being their main component, they are extremely strong. Items like wood and concrete are mixed in them to add further volume. They are generally employed in porches, balconies, terraces and staircases. They mainly comprise of steel railings connected to handrails. Both horizontal and vertical handrails are available and they can be connected to a bottom rail. The bottom rails are attached to the floor.

Due to the rich quality of the materials used in railings they last for a long time. While selecting these items for your home, you should make sure that they can resist corrosion and rust. With stainless steel balustrades, all these attributes are available. This makes cleaning and maintenance an easier task for the owners.

The steel balustrades can be designed as per your specifications. You can posses them in any shape you like. They can gel well with any architectural designs and could be molded in to any shape.

Railings can be ornamented with materials like glass and timber. By adding glass to these balustrades, you can enhance the elegance and beauty of your home. Timber or wood is also used in balustrades. Timber generally acts as the handrails while steel acts as the railings.

Installing a balustrade is not a very simple process. While undertaking this process, various factors like usage, materials used and the design have to be taken in to consideration. Measurements must be taken properly to ensure that every thing goes on smoothly. All the requirements must be taken care off to ensure proper installation.

Install Tin Roof

Once you have these things, you should select the type of tin roof that you want. There are two main types that you can choose: an R-panel or V-crimp style. The difference between the two is that an R-panel requires you to use 5/16 inch lap screws while a V-crimp doesn’t use screws.

For you to make the decision you need to consult your roofer. You can also make the decision depending on your budget.

After making the decision you should measure the length and width of your roof so that you are able to determine the amount of edging needed. When taking the measurements you should add two to four inches for the overhang. If you need to deflect rainwater, you should add a slightly larger overhang at the door.

Before you install the tin roof you should remove all of your old shingles. Once you have removed all of the old shingles you should now lay you first piece of tin roofing.

For ideal results you should position the roofing so that it overhangs the edge at least four inches. You should then hold the sheet in place using 1 ½ inch wood screws. You should tighten the screws enough to hold the panel in place, but not enough to create dimples in the tins.

Once the first sheet is in place, you should add the second sheet. To prevent leaks you should ensure that the second sheet overlaps the first sheet. You should continue adding the panels until you complete the first row. When you reach the last panel you should cut it to fit the edge using a jig saw.

After doing this you should now start the second row. To waterproof the roof you should ensure that the second row starts above the last panel of the first row.

Must know about Granite Hocus Pocus

Granite myths

1) Granite worktops are absorbent.

How much are plastic surfaces absorbent? Well, granite work tops are less absorbent than plastic. On the contrary, granite is known for its impenetrable to water property, thus, very safe to have granite around water works.

2) Granite worktops lose their shine and polish over the years

Try scratching granite and you will figure out the answer yourself. Since granite is not easily scratched, it does not lose its shine or polish even after years of heavy use. In fact, this is true concerning marble worktops and that is why we do not suggest marble in worktops.

3) Granite is affected by heat.

Granite is actually formed from the eruption of volcanoes, does that sound like they can be affected by little heat? Absolutely hoax. Granite worktops are heat resistant and the only thing you should take care of when putting a hot pot out of the oven on your worktop, is make sure you do not touch that same granite spot and burn your hand.

4) Granite can be stained permanently.

Since granite is a stone and we mentioned that it is impermeable, claiming that a granite worktop can be stained permanently pretty much does not make sense. Although you can spot wine and oil stains on your granite worktop, it can easily be removed using a granite special paste/cleaner that draws out the oil.

Brilliant Bathroom With Tiles

1. The contemporary bathroom
Think of the last good hotel you stayed in. Consider the en-suite. Were there not elements of this design that you would love to bring into your home? Contemporary bathrooms are all about hiding away the things we no longer wish to see, and bringing to the fore the most stylish and aesthetic elements of a bathroom.

Floating sink and toilet units are a must, as cisterns and plinths only serve to make more clutter in a stylish, modern space. If you’re going for the most modern of looks, why not go all out with some eye-catching metallic tiles on the floor, and some complementary colours on the walls and splash backs?

2. Homey but modern
Of course you might find the whole hotel en-suite a little bland for your taste, in which case the homey yet modern look will be perfect for you. Think natural colours, neutral tones and understated, modern fittings that make the most of your space.

Here you can splash out on some natural tiles. Sandstone works beautifully in this type of bathroom, as does polished granite and, if the budget allows, marble. There is also a variety of wood look stone tiles on the market right now, all of which will enhance the look of your flooring without the worry of real wood or laminate floor.

3. Totally traditional
Going for a traditional bathroom is nothing to be ashamed of. Indeed the trend for retro and traditional styles means it is actually rather popular with householders across the country right now. With this design, cisterns are OK, as are freestanding baths, but keep things neutral and light to avoid cluttering the look.

For your tiling, clean, uncluttered designs work best, and all in neutral or off white colours. You can, however, go for a coloured tile for the floor, with blues, greys and pinks working well with this overall theme.