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A look at how CAD can and is used in Architecture

Can you Make Use of Suntubes? August 29, 2017

Natural light is really important for any building. It is important that you bring in as much light as possible, helping to make a pleasant home or working environment depending on the nature of the building. You may think there is no way you could bring light into certain places but this is a common misconception. The best way to use light in hard to reach places is with suntubes.

Suntubes are used to direct light from roof level into a space below. They are different to rooflights in that they are much smaller and can be fitted into virtually and roof space. This makes them ideal for helping to bring more light into areas like hallways, stairwells and landings. The light is directed down reflective tubing into the room and it may surprise you just how much difference this supposedly small amount of light can make – you will never regret installing suntubes.

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Everything You Need to Know About a Free Standing Awning August 1, 2017

An awning is great for use in large outdoor areas to provide weather and sun protection, in addition to giving you more livable space in your backyard. But its purpose does not limit itself to residential properties. In fact, you can use it as extensions to restaurants, facilities, and open markets as well.

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Smoke Vents and Automatic Opening Vents July 17, 2017

Smoke vents and automatic opening vents (AOVs) are important facets of smoke safety systems. They should be installed in all commercial buildings where the fire regulations say that they are required. Often, they can be installed anyway to make a building even safer. They can all be linked together with the rest of the fire safety system in order to make sure all the different parts are working together to ensure the ultimate protection for people inside a building.

AOVs can be linked up to fire alarm systems and will open when they sound. They can be set to open in other situations as well, creating a way for smoke to exit a building. Smoke vents perform much the same function. AOVs might also be used for access to a roof area or another hard to reach part of the building, making it easier to get in and out.

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Advantages of a Retractable Terrace Covers June 1, 2017

There are lots of alternatives when it comes to covers like retractable terrace covers. These covers work the same way regarding protecting people from the direct heat of the sun and giving people the chance to change their home design. Covers designs available in the market include sun shades, canopies, regular covers, and pergola inspired ones. But if you want to boost your home’s image, one of the best options you can choose is the retractable terrace covers. These are those you can remove when you don’t need them but with more benefits than what you expect.

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Get a Simple Opening With Side Hinged Garage Doors April 8, 2017

Side hinged garage doors are highly effective and convenient for most garages. They help to solve many problems while providing opportunities not feasible with other types of garage doors. They are also easy to operate and maintain as they have few moving mechanical parts. They come in wide array choices of styles, finishes, and material making them suitable for any home decor. Installing side hinged doors in your garage also offers practicality especially if your garage is used to store toys and bikes among other equipment such as gym, workshop, freezers, and laundry facility. They are suitable if you access your garage frequently as they offer easy access with minimal effort.

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