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Property Building, Renovation and Maintenance
This is a resource site for anyone wishing to buy, rent, build, renovate or repair property. Here you will find:
1. Articles to give you useful information on an extensive range of property related topics.
2. Calculators to help you to select an air conditioner or work out how much water your are using.
3. A comprehensive range of the products and services that we can provide.
Technical Information and Advice on this Site
This site provides a comprehensive range of information articles to tell you what you need to know when you wish to buy, build, rent, renovate or maintain property. While some of this information is specifically for people in Bali and Indonesia most of it is relevant for people anywhere in the world. In the articles we provide you with simple explanations of the issues, advice on steps you can take to get good results and how to avoid the many pitfalls in what is a complex industry.
These articles cover many subjects including:
Building design and Construction
Architecture and building design
The design of buildings, selecting and managing architects and the design process. What to expect from your architect and how much should it cost.
How should the structure of your house or other building be designed and constructed to make sure that your building is safe, to legal standards and will withstand ground subsidence, earthquakes and tropical storms.
Building construction is a complex process and good management can save money and time. Understand how to manage your project to get the quality you want at the price you want and within a set timeframe.
The Construction process, reinforced concrete and materials used
A straightforward understanding of construction methods and processes can provide invaluable help when constructing or buying property. We look at the construction of foundations, beams, columns, roofs, walls, floors, windows and doors and the selection ofmaterials used.
MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) systems
Electrical systems design, electrical safety, the importance of proper earthing, contact breakers, different types of light bulbs, efficiency and reducing the power that you use.
Water supply and storage systems design and installation, septic and sewerage systems, pipes and fittings, septic systems
How do air conditioners work, what kind should you buy, how large should they be, what refrigerant should you use and how often should you clean them.
Property investment and legal issues
Buying property is the largest investment most people will make in their lives. Taking care in the process and understanding the pitfalls can minimise risk
Different types of land, soil testing, due diligence and legal processes.
Requirements to get a building permit, documentation and building regulation compliance.
Renovation is a specialist field requiring an understanding of what modifications to a building are possible and how the building's structural strength will be maintained.