Flat roof and terrace renovation
Flat roofing with EPDM foil
EPDM film is made of synthetic rubber. While bitumen is slowly dissolved over time by water, EPDM is resistant. The protection against ozone and UV radiation is significantly better.
The EPDM film is glued laid and bonded only on the overlaps. At the edges (roof penetrations, wall connections), the film is also glued. A covered with EPDM membrane.
Liquid plastic for flat roof sealing
Liquid plastic is is also gaining popularity as a coating for flat roofs. Modern liquid plastic has similar characteristics as the EPDM foil, but with a seamless seal.
Best possible coverage for a flat roof
The best roofing is liquid plastic. However, you must take care to use the best quality products. Liquid plastic have a long life and can be found in tact after years even on industrial buildings.
Tips & Tricks
Coating a flat roof with liquid plastic can even be done without removing old roofing beforehand. It's always better to contract an experienced workman since very accurate work is important.
More air circulation for better drainage
New bonded drainage and uncoupling system
The permanently effective, passive capillary bonded drainage system consists of a closed polyethylene foil with a pattern of truncated conical studs on one side. A fleece fabric is laminated onto both sides of the foil. The top layer accommodates the thin-set mortar that is used to embed the floor covering materials. The laminated fleece, which can be permeated by water and vapor, allows for quick drying of the tile adhesive. The passive capillary design prevents the water from returning to the covering layer. The bottom fleece layer bonds with the tile adhesive and establishes a connection.
This drains away more moisture, and isgreat for structures that need quick and reliable drainage, for example larger balconies/terraces or stairs in outdoor areas. Safe drainage of stairs in extremely important.
There are many ways to expand your home
If you decide to work with us, the Nº.1 benefit is our many, many years of experience.
Refurbishing a space is a fascinating exercise. The idea is always to highlight the contrast between old and new, and showcase the different contrasting changes in the house such as stone walls mixed with wooden lintels for example.
Closing a terrace should only ever be done if there is an extreme need.
Here is what Sebastian asked for:
• The house is for two people, three in the future.
• I doubt it is practical to integrate the living room with the kitchen.
• The main room is very small, I'm thinking of reducing one of the rooms in order to expand both the master bedroom and the living room.
• The master bathroom is very small, I'm thinking of expanding and making it an en-suite.
• There are various pillars I understand can't be moved in the lounge and do not know what can be done with them.
• There is a small bathroom at the entrance next to the kitchen which I was thinking of getting rid of.
As shown in the plans, Sebastian had closed the terrace and expected a larger living-dining-kitchen. He had also closed the hallway from the kitchen and had expanded the master bedroom and bathroom. However, his design had several problems:
• The room is irregular and the combination with the kitchen just wasn't a good idea.
• The pillars are in the middle and interfere with the general layout.
• The space gained by closing the terrace had not been put to good use.
• The master bedroom is too big now.
• The toilet Sebastian wanted to remove can't be removed completely because of the rear plumbing that can't be taken out.
Our refurb proposal
Our refurb proposal is based on the following points:
• Keep the terrace (and hallway), because the house is spacious enough.
• Expand the living room by knocking through to an adjacent room
• Make a slightly larger master bedroom including part of the adjacent room and its large cupboard space.
• Expand the bathroom adjoining the bedroom and change the entrance
• Remove the bathroom next to the kitchen and re-arrange the kitchen layout in order to use the plumbing from the bathroom.
With this refurb we will have a wide-dining room that takes advantage of the terrace with an indirect link to the kitchen. In the kitchen we now have a spacious work area with a central island, while the master bedroom has gained space and become a suite.
The only downside is that the entrance to the bedroom must be accessed from the kitchen, which is a little strange, but may be used as an office, or a pantry, or laundry room ...
REFURB with Construction Solutions Algarve
Conversion, alteration, renovation, reconstruction, modification & rebuilding
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