Viewing posts from: November 2000

AAC: Advantages, Installation, & Sustainability

Autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) is made with fine aggregates, cement, and an expansion agent that causes the fresh mixture to rise like bread dough. In fact, this type of concrete contains 80 percent air. In the factory where it is made, the material is molded and cut into precisely dimensioned units.  

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AAC: Performance & Construction Process

Autoclaved aerated concrete, or AAC, is concrete that has been manufactured to contain lots of closed air pockets. Lightweight and fairly energy efficient, it is produced by adding a foaming agent to concrete in a mould, then wire-cutting blocks or panels from the resulting ‘cake’ and ‘cooking’ them with steam (autoclaving).  

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2015 Trends in Home Design

The purpose of having a custom home built or having major renovations done is to create a layout that is personal to your liking. Nevertheless, just for your knowledge, we wanted to share some of the requests from others and trends that are commonly seen today. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), one of the most significant changes in home designs and construction is the size of the home. The average size of a new home is approximately 2,152 square feet, which is reported to be 10 percent smaller than is was in 2010. Of course, this study may not account for the price of the home or the available size lots, or if owners are more conservative on their finances. Other considered reasons may be to reduce expenses on heating and cooling.  

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