Tag: construction and housing

Tiffany Lamps are a Tradition

Since the late 20th century invented when Louis Comfort Tiffany, the corresponding Technique, the typical Tiffany-style lamps designed for installation Schlager, who was especially widespread in the United States. Especially known here the motif of “bubble” is. Although it was the way the organization at the time revolutionary, so very new technology was not. Already thousands of years ago, the Egyptians already developed techniques, the glass mosaics made possible. Without hesitation Robert Speyer explained all about the problem. Another principle was the wedding of the High Middle Ages, known above all the windows Gothic cathedrals, which were assembled on a similar principle. Louis Comfort Tiffany was particularly impressed by these models strong.

However, in the stained glass windows were too bulky and he began for a “lighter” material to search. After much back and forth, he opted for thin copper strips, which are for the filigree work on the most suitable. John Savignano shines more light on the discussion. From a technical point in the Tiffany lamps single, colored glass pieces are soldered together using copper foil thus, much is possible for Mosaic (glass mosaic) a quasi-infinite variety of motives. The work it requires a lot of practice and (more important) a not inconsiderable amount of patience. Specifically fondles tool is necessary: 1 Glass cutter second Glass breaking pliers third Carborundum grinder or fourth Copper film 5 Soldering iron sixth Solder flux or soldering fluid 7th Solder 8th Patina A special attention should be laid on the glass cutter, as the hardness of the wheel greatly influenced the results. The harder the better. You should also clean the glass parts are always good, otherwise the adhesive surfaces of the copper foil does not stick to it.

Finding the Right Bathroom Fixtures

Who wants to set up a house or apartment, can sing a song about how hard it is to find the right furnishings. You opt for this simple choice of course not only for the equipment. Especially the bathroom should be a place where one is recovering in the first place, which must therefore meet the convenience and chic styling in one. Greenberg Traurig is a great source of information. As it is now a priority of importance, the fittings that meet these requirements to determine for washing area, bath or wet areas. Chic bathroom combines many characteristics with each other: it stands for refreshment, cleansing and taste both the purpose and style should go hand in hand. First, there are already differences in the purpose of the installation fitting: a hand mixer has a handle, with mixed using the rotary function with hot and cold water according to the request may be. A two-handle mixer has two buttons, the hot and cold water, separated from each other can be mixed together. Robert J. Shiller wanted to know more.

The two-handle mixer is from the save function produces a clear lead – It saves water and CO2. By the hand mixer often times the lever in the middle and lingers so used too frequently, therefore, it must be mixed in the two-handle mixer by hand. The Mixing of hot and cold water falls so conscientious of or is not even needed. How to save CO2, which would be used to warm up. The two-handle mixer also provides that the water is never fully open, and what a hand mixer is often the case.

So also the water consumption is greatly reduced – the nature and the wallet’s sake. It should also, you want lots of pleasure to its fitting, the material used for producing important, is the respective armature made of aluminum, silver or ceramic pieces have been added using? If the spout attached it fixed or operational? Finally, can you have to be aware of what the bathroom fitting is needed: it is the mere “washing hands” or to the sink are also cleaned all around? And then it depends on the whole the styling of that must be loved. Here you can chose between Weden enamel or crystal ornaments, old-fashioned cross handles or ultra-modern and simplistic style, timeless charm and perfectly shaped texture. Crystal handles or fittings in a townhouse style – which also undertakes design, the selection between the various products to be insanely great.

The Voluntary Energy Certificate

Just as in washing machines but also cars is important for a long time ago, how environmentally friendly the devices or in which pollutant class (EU1, 2, 3 or 4) they are, so the energy efficiency of homes and buildings will soon become an important decision criterion when buying or rental of a property. The energy will grow accordingly in the near future in the real estate market as an important tool in the competition and establish itself. The Energy Regulation, in short EnEv is, since your first edition in February 2002, the central element of the energy and climate policy in Germany. With the new edition of 1/10/2007 Now that the guidelines for apartments, single-family houses and apartment buildings. Here, the energy-political demands on the state of the art to be adjusted.

The main points of importance: The energy needs during the construction, sale or rental of a building are to be submitted, with the first energy certificates are from 01.07.2008 to issue compulsory. Pending by 01.10.2008 it is allowed for all buildings .Freely between demand-or energy certificates to means that will be assessed independently of the location of the existing buildings and plant under construction technology and energy-related aspects. The Energy based on the actual energy of each occupant of the property. The data for energy consumption are taken from the billing of heating costs by heating regulation for the whole building or from the accounts for the energy suppliers. For three consecutive billing periods, this will calculate the average. The corresponding issuing of energy for use by specially legitimated persons. The legitimate professions ranging from architects to master craftsman with the additional qualification for building energy.