Damp proofing

Damp proofing in Construction is a type of moisture control applied to building walls and floors to prevent moisture from passing into the interior spaces. Damp problems is one of...

Water Proofing

Water proofing is the process of making an object or structure waterproof or water resistant so that it remains relatively unaffected by water or resisting the ingress of water under...

Wall Construction

A wall is a structure that defines an area, carries a load, provides shelter, security and also divides spaces. Walls can be constructed in various ways like cavity and solid...

Siding (Wall Cladding)

This is the exterior material applied to the walls of a house or other building meant to shed water, protect the walls from the effects of weather, insulate and is...

Timber based Manufactured Boards

These are boards used in the building industry and are produced by gluing wood layers or wood fibres together. These boards often made use of waste wood materials and have...

Timber Preservation

Considering the numerous challenges faced in securing a safe and desired piece of timber, preservation techniques come in handy. Preservation is the positioning of the food supply in the timber...

Defects and Decay in Timber

Timber is subject to many defects, which should, as far as possible, be cut out during its conversion. These defects can be divided into 2 groups; Seasoning defects; these are...