Picture the scene – you’ve won the lottery and, thanks to your newfound wealth, are free to build the house of your dreams. Chances are you’ve got grand plans – a mansion with three wings, a swimming pool with a central heating system, panoramic windows that give you views of your acres of land.
With limitless supplies of cash, you’re able to think big and the minutiae of building a house flies out the window. Other people will deal with that, you think to yourself, lighting a Cuban cigar and readjusting your monocle, I’m a rich person who needs never think of such things again.
And yet no house has ever been built on grand ideas alone – supporting every mansion is a carefully constructed framework that’s based on precise architectural calculations.
A lack of appreciation of the building materials used in the construction of your palatial home seems wrong, like typing on a computer without appreciating the years of innovation that have led you to this point.
And this doesn’t only apply to the super-rich. We’re all guilty of not appreciating the technological marvels of our own home, especially when they’re hidden behind layers of plasterboard.
So let’s do our bit to correct that – and reveal some of the building materials that make up the place where you live.
Wires are everywhere in every building. They’re how you plug in your lamp, how your computer boots up, and how your telly flickers into life. But a discussion on the importance of wiring is rare, and it puts our collective knowledge of the subject in short supply.
Our recommendation – hop on over to Ormiston Wire’s blog for a range of long-form discussions on the myriad uses for wiring. Even a cursory glance through these blogposts will make you appreciate all that wiring can do in your home, and could provide you with a few DIY tips the next time your plug blows a fuse.
Unless you’re reading this article in a space-age utopia where machines build everything, chances are your home was built by people. And those people, bless ‘em, understood that no one wants leaks springing up around their homes.
So they made sure that pipes were secure, implemented waterproof materials where necessary – and installed guttering, one of the unsung heroes of property construction.
Guttering requires very careful placement and maintenance to remain effective. To find out more, take a look at Gutter Supplies – it’ll make you appreciate this intricate process.
Erecting a house frame can take as little as a day – and yet this is one of the most important elements of your home.
Without a frame, there would be no support for subsequent room placement. It’d be like trying to forge a river without any water. Along with a solid foundation, the frame of your house is the start of your dream home taking shape.
That’s our list! What part of your home do you feel doesn’t get enough appreciation? Let us know in the comments below!