Monday, 22 February 2010

Kitchens

Fitted kitchens are designed to make the best use of all available space. Attached units combine ample storage with a contemporary finish

The Heart of Your Home
The kitchen is probably the most important room of all. Modern families now spend much of their time in this area: cooking, eating, working and playing. Whether you want your existing space updated or you want us to undertake more major work- knocking down walls to create an open plan space, for example- transforming your kitchen will pay off

Planning Your Kitchen
Planning a new kitchen requires considerable time and thought. An existing kitchen layout is a good starting point. We can reconfigure the layout relatively inexpensively and that can give the kitchen a new look
In terms of style, handless units are becoming popular as well as fully intergrated appliances- both help the kitchen free part of a living space rather than a functional room

Intergrated Appliances
A new hob that lies flat to the worktop; a double oven at eye height, hidden dishwasher and intergrated fridges all help a kitchen feel sleek and less functional, which makes it more visually pleasing, especially in an open-plane kitchen

 

  

  

Our Fitted Kitchen Services can be viewed at: www.amadiconstruction.co.uk
If you have any questions regarding our fitted kitchen services.Don't hesitate to contact us a friendly person is at hand to answer your queries.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

The Petronas Twin Towers

 

One of the greatest buildings constructed in the last 20 years. The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia are the largest twin buildings in the world. Designed by architect Cesar Pelli, the 88 floor tower was constructed from 1992 to 1998.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Loft Insulation

Another way to make huge energy savings is to insulate your loft. Even in very large houses, a loft can be insulated quickly and at a relatively low cost. In fact the reduction in heating costs that result from nome insulation far outweigh the initial expence of installation
We can help you decide whether you wish to create a "warm roof" or "cold roof" area. For a warm roof, the insulation is taken right up to just below the roof tiles so that the loft space is kept warm. This process is mainly carried out when the loft area is being converted into a usable room. In "cold roofs"  the loft insulation is kept at joist level to stop heat escaping through the unused roof space.

The type of blanket insulation we use: Mineral wool insulation (i.e Rockwall), this is created from naturally occuring volcanic rock.
Recycled insulation: this is a green and non-toxic alternative to conventional blanket insulation

Contact us to discuss an upcoming project.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Home Insulation

Improving your homes insulation is one of the best overall investments of time and money you can make. Although the initial financial outlay may be quite high, the long -term savings on heating bills will make it worthwhile We can insulate most parts of your home against heat loss, and even fairly modest measures can make a considerable difference.
However, efficient thermal insulation must always go hand in hand with effective ventilation to prevent the build up of condensation

How Insulation Works
Heat flows from warm areas to cool areas, and moves in any direction. In the home, warm air expands and circulates, escaping through walls, ceilings,roofs, windows, doors, fireplaces, and anywhere plumbing, ducting or electrical wiring penetrates exterior walls. Thermal insulation acts as a barrier, reducing the amount of heat that escapes.
The term "U" value is used when discussing thermal requirements in a house, especially in conjunction with insulation products. The aim is to achieve low U-values: this means that a house's insulation is efficient. In a new-build home U-values are governed by building regulations, and the type of insulation used will therefore need to meet certain requirements.

A Method of Insulating a Solid Brick Wall
By first fixing wooden battens then inserting the celotex TB3000 (multi-purpose insulation boards) into the space between the battens. Screw plasterboard over the top of the battens, then skim the wall to create a finished surface. This process is shown below in one of our recent projects: