Building Insurance Repairs Gold Coast 900.400
Building Insurance Repairs Gold Coast 900.400

 

Building insurance repairs Gold Coast – Tweed Coast

 

Why Us ?

At Solace Building Services we understand how personal and valuable property is to people. We believe we have some of the most competent and reliable trades people that our region has to offer working with us.

In most cases home insurance can cover issues such as Hail damage, Flood Damage, Fire, Wind and Malicious damage. Insurance policies can be quite confusing. When making an insurance claim on your home or property, using a building service that is familiar with the insurance industry can play a major part in getting the money that you are entitled to. Solace Building Services is a local Gold Coast Building Service that is familiar with the insurance industry. Our experience in the remedial building sector is second to none. We also believe that we provide the most hands on and personal service out of all our competitors. If you would like to deal with a small professional and owner operated service that will treat you with respect and honesty, Solace Building Services is for you. When it comes to finding quality tradespeople at the right price we believe there is nobody that provides a service like ours. If you are in need of an honest, reliable and professional building service that will get in and get the job done, we would love to hear from you and remember we don’t just do insurance work. See our services at the top of the page

How to use thermall mass to improve thermal performance.

Thermal mass if used correctly can improve your homes energy efficiency by leaps and bounds.

Building elements such as bricks and concrete are considered to have high thermal mass. They are able collect heat and store it for long periods of time. For example when a brick wall is slowly heated up by the sun during the day, it is able to store that heat and release it slowly during the night. where buildings with low thermal mass heat up quickly and also cool down quickly.

In Australia most houses  have been designed not to take advantage of the thermal mass. For example brick veneer houses, which are the most commonly built brick houses. Have the bricks on the outside of the home meaning the inside of the house has been insulated from the thermal mass, it’s totally back to front to what it should be.

Really the bricks need to be on the inside of the house insulated from the outside temperature. If the window layout is designed correctly allowing as much sun as possible to enter the house in winter to warm up the thermal mass during the day. so it can release the heat from the thermal mass of a night. In summer the window layout must allow little or no sun to enter during the day so the thermal mass stays nice and cool.

Some people now are building reverse brick veneer houses, which incorporates these principles. They are more expensive however. Usually the cost difference between a brick veneer house and a reverse brick veneer house will be the extra cost of the cladding for the out side. This cost could start from around $80m2 for the area of the external walls of the dwelling depending on what type of cladding you want to use. For an average size house it will probable be around $15000 – $20000.

I personally think that double brick is the way to go there is much less maintenance involved.

Here is some links                 http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/resources/documents/Thermal_mass.pdf

 

http://www.bpn.com.au/features/bpn-reports/behind-the-fa-231-ade-reverse-brick-veneer

 http://reversebrick.blogspot.com.au/2011/03/why-use-reverse-brick-veneer.html

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