painting exterior brick house in Highland Park
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Basic Principles for Painting Exterior Brick House in Highland Park
Make sure that the planned room sizes will be able to accommodate your existing furniture. You might own huge antiques or double beds for all the bedrooms. With the always rising building costs secondary bedrooms are often designed to only accommodate a single bed.
You might also want to take time to carefully consider the size of the garage. A standard double garage is considered to be 6x6m but doesn't leave any space for storage or perhaps a DIY-corner especially if you own large vehicles.
Minimize west facing window openings as far as possible, rooms facing west can really become uninhabitable during the late afternoon until early evening. Also western sun can be very destructive for curtains, furniture etc.
Try to minimize east facing bedrooms also unless you are an early riser, as the sun can wake one up a lot sooner than was planned. Often residences on the eastern coast of the country have views toward the east thus too many east facing bedrooms has to be considered carefully.
The perfect orientation in SA for all habitable rooms in a house is 10 degrees east of north to minimize the heat in summer and in the cold winter months when the sun is lower creates less shadows and more heat radiation in the habitable rooms.
When planning the positioning of your house on the site, the position of sewer connection should be kept in mind - Try to keep sewer line lengths to a minimum. The garages should also be planned close to the site entrance to keep the driveway area to a minimum to keep paving costs down.
Try to keep away from excessive curves in the design of the external envelope, in particular when building a conventional roof and painting exterior brick house in Highland Park, as this might require building unnecessary extra roof ridges and breaking up of roof tiles to accommodate this. It will often be a nightmare to build you might have a lot of waterproofing issues.
If the plan of the design is very complex, it might also require building unnecessary parapet walls to accommodate the roof structure which leads to extra flashing.
Posted on 04/28 at 11:50 PM