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SUBJECT ALPHABETICAL INDEX

These articles have been written by Phil Wilson and cover a broad range of topics for people who wish to buy, build, renovate, repair or maintain property are listed below in subject order.


Note: all articles are copyright Phil Wilson and cannot be copied or reproduced in part or in full without the written permission of the author.

Subject
AIR CONDITIONING
How Does An Air Conditioner Work?
Buying An Air Conditioner
Air Conditioner Cleaning and Maintenance
Air Conditioner Size
Air Conditioning Refrigerants
Inverters and Inverter Air Conditioners
Temperature, humidity and Dew Point
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION - Building Structure and Strength
Why Do Buildings Fall Down
Causes of Cracking in Buildings
Concrete Mixtures
Causes of Cracks in Walls
Building foundations
Cement and Reinforced Concrete
Concrete Columns And Beams
Building Construction - Soil Tests
Understanding Soil Tests
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION - Licences Permits and Zoning
Building Permits
Local building approval
Building Regulations
Reading A Land Zoning Map
Spatial Planning and land zoning
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION - Project Management
Building Projects - how to reduce the stress
How To Find And Manage A Contractor
Project Management
Signing building contracts
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION - Quantity Surveying and Cost Control
Project Management bill of quantities payments
Building Consultants Cost
House and land costs
Controlling Building Costs
Quantity surveying
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION - Standards and Quality
Standards and quality of construction
Quality of manufacturing
Government Standards and Quality
BUILDING DESIGN
Architectural blindspots
Unsafe Building Design
Building Insulation
Building With Bamboo Part 1
Building With Bamboo Part 2
The design of chimneys and flues
House Design - How big?
Indonesian Building Terms
MEP Design
Building Traditional Wooden Houses
Using Local Architects
BUILDING DESIGN - Balinese Architecture
Spirituality And Balinese Architecture
Balinese Building Design
Balinese Gateways, Walls and Kul Kul Towers
BUILDING DESIGN - Bathroom Design
Bathroom design planning
Bathroom Layout
BUILDING DESIGN - Disabled Access
Wheelchair Access To Buildings
Disabled Access
BUILDING DESIGN - Kitchen Design
Kitchen design - cabinets
Kitchen design - layout
BUILDING DESIGN - Security and Safety
Escape From Buildings
Health And Safety At Home
Home Protection
BUILDING MAINTENANCE
Avoiding Ongoing Maintenance Problems
Maintenance and Attitudes
BUILDING RENOVATION AND REMODELLING
Building Renovation a strategic approach
Planning A Building Renovation
Remodelling Your House
Renovating Tired buildings
BUYING PROPERTY AND LAND, LAND OWNERSHIP
Property Insurance
Builders and Landbuyers Checklist
Buying Land Freehold
Buying Land Leasehold
Mixed Marriage Ownership of Land
Signing Contracts
Buying Property - House and Land Prices
Investing In Property
Property Ownership - Access To Land
Foreign Land Ownership and nominees
Land and Property Value
Renting Out Your Property
ELECTRICAL - Earthing and Grounding
Earthing Buildings
Earthing Of Electrical Circuits
Earthing Water Heaters in Electrical Circuits
Lightning rods and conductors
ELECTRICAL - Electrical Equipment
Ceiling Fans
Light Bulbs Compared
Safe Electrical Circuits
Voltage Stabilisers or Regulators
Halogen Lights
Lighting Design
Electrical Sensors
ELECTRICAL - Earthing Installation
Testing Electrical Circuits
Safe Electrical Installations
Residual Current Circuit Breakers
ELECTRICAL - Electricity Supply
What is Electricity
Electrical Batteries
Energy Emissions and Power Generation
Electricity Generators
Electricity Prepaid Meters
Cost of Upgrading your PLN Power Supply in Indonesia
Electromagnetic Radiation
Risks of Nuclear Power
Nuclear Reactors
Three Phase Power
ELECTRICAL - Saving Electricity
High Electricity Consumption
High Electricity Consumption
Electrical Power Savers, Capacitors and Power Factor
Saving Electricity
Saving Electricity 2
ELECTRICAL - Solar Electricity
Costs of Solar Electric Power
ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS
Energy Efficient Buildings
FLOORS
All About Carpets
Reinforced concrete floor design and waterproof membranes.
Terrazzo Floor Installation and Maintenance
Flooring materials and pitfalls
GAS INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT
Gas Cooking Stove Safety
Gas Regulators and Safety
Gas Cylinders
Gas Equipment and Safety
INSULATION
Building Insulation and R Values
LANDSCAPING
Landscaping
Living With Trees
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Steel
Steel Alloys and Stainless steel
Why do metals rust and corrode?
How to stop rust and corrosion
All About Bricks
Standard Screw Threads
Painting Walls
Matching Paint Colours
Painting walls and masonry
Understanding paint coatings
NATURAL DISASTERS
Checking for building damage after earthquakes
Earthquake Risk In Bali
Building To Protect Against Earthquakes
Earthquakes
Building protection from strong winds
Storms, Cyclones, Typhoons and Hurricanes
Volcanic Eruption Dangers
Volcanic Ash - What It Is, Dangers and Precautions
PESTS AND VERMIN
Safe and Unsafe Insecticides
Preventing Mould and Mildew
Mosquitoes and Pest Control
Mosquitoes
All About Rats
Rats and How To Get Rid Of Them
Anti termite techniques, barriers and treatments
Termites
Termites Have I Got Them?
PLUMBING
Quality Of Plumbing Fittings
Smelly Drains
Taps and Tap Maintenance
All About Toilets
ROOFS AND GUTTERS
Polycarbonate Roofs
Low Cost Roofs
Venting and Insulation of Roofs
Waterproofing Flat Concrete Roofs
Concrete Gutters and Roof Aprons
Flat Concrete Roof Problems
Leaking Roofs
Repairing Water Leaks in Concrete Roofs
Lightweight Steel Roof Trusses
PVC Roof Gutters and Downpipes
Installing Roof Gutters
Choosing Roof Materials
SEPTIC, SEWERAGE AND WASTEWATER
Septic Tanks and How They Work
Design of Drains and Drainage Systems
Good Drain Design
Government Sewerage System
Caring For Your Septic System
Avoiding and Unblocking Blocked Toilets and Drains
Septic Tank Design And Construction
Septic Tank Size
Water Shortage, Rainwater Catchment and Soakpits
SWIMMING POOLS
Swimming Pool Design
Do you really want a swimming pool?
Swimming Pool Pump Rooms
Types Of Swimming Pools
WALLS
Boundary Walls
Internal Walls of Buildings
Retaining wall design and construction
Rising Damp
Waterproofing Wet and Damp Walls
WATER - Water Filtration And Testing
Contaminated Well
Water Filtration And Testing
Hard Water
Contaminated Water
Water Laboratory Testing
WATER - Water Heaters
Water Heaters - Which Kind
Electric Water Heaters
Gas Water Heaters
Solar Water Heaters
Air Conditioner Water Heaters
Hotel hot water and air conditioning systems
WATER - WATER SUPPLY
Water Bores and Wells
Rainwater Harvesting
Water Supply in Dry Areas
Water Supply - water sources
Water shortages and Saving Water
WATER - WATER SYSTEMS
Water Systems Float Valves
Leaking Hot Water Pipes
Pipes For Water Systems
Water Pressure Problems
Water Pressure Tanks
Cycling Water Pump
Solving Water Pump Problems
Size Of Water Pumps
Types of water pumps
Mistakes In Water Supply Systems
Water Storage Tanks
WATER - WATER USAGE BILLS AND CHARGES
Government Water Supply And Bills
Water Meters and Water leaks
Water Supply and Water Pumps
Water Usage Calculator
WINDOWS AND DOORS
Aluminium Windows and Doors
Safety Glass In Windows and Doors
Common Problems With Windows and Doors