With our outstanding springs & summers, having a great outdoor entertaining area is something most Queensland home owners include on the top of their priority list and with the addition of a sparkling new pool, this backyard in #Bundall has become the envy of all the neighbours. Call our friendly staff for a no obligation consultation today! #galahomes
Craig Okeefe Builders have been installing high-quality driveways, slabs, and paths for our happy clients in Timaru for years. Craig O’Keeffe Builders are experts specializing in all types of concrete driveways, decorative concrete. We do concrete paving for carports, pathways, entrances, patios, ramps for wheelchair access, foundations and retaining walls. We guarantee the highest quality materials & workmanship.
The first factor to consider when designing a building, after knowing the use of the building is…the building orientation. Putting into consideration the orientation of the building and how much comfort its occupants will get is uppermost on every good Architects mind.
Orientation is simply what compass direction the building faces. Does it face directly south? 80° east-northeast?
So what do you stand to benefit from ‘ordinary’ orientation of a building?
Thermal Comfort: Different faces of the building get very different amounts of heat from the sun. When orientation is sidelined, you have rooms positioned in areas facing the setting sun, and these rooms become extremely hot at night. !
Natural Ventilation: Buildings should be oriented to maximize benefits from cooling breezes in hot weather and shelter from undesirable winds in cold weather. When designing; spaces are positioned in a manner that maximizes the full effect of natural ventilation.
At the design stage, it is imperative to consider how the forces of nature will impact each surface of the structure as well as the indoor activities/environment.
A good Architect is a well rounded fellow, who goes beyond ‘drawing lines’ on paper for you to build; as he pretty much ‘lives inside his design’ while at the conceptual stages to ensure you live comfortably in your home years after his ‘lines’ have turned walls. .
!.. Building Orientation !
The Deal: To stand on stage today in front of 500 Real Estate agents, follow the likes of John McGrath and Tom Panos with both a mentor and my friend Marty Fox, the one who gave me my start and who has launched a widely successful and unmatched digital agency, to be able to share our unique stories, and to go back to how it all began was really special. The story is one of loyalty and hard work, The journey has only just begun, 8 months in.
Obvious: Very proud.
Seals the deal: @whitefoxrealestate
Our trusted #builders @hotondohomes have created this #beautiful home. Offering all the bells and whistles, you can imagine yourself #living here straight away. Come see their #display home located at 20 Sydney Avenue, Pelican Waters
Would you believe there's a tropical storm warning here in NC right now?! We fled FL for hurricane Irma, then hurricane Jose brought terrible weather last week. Today I was at the gym and heard two little ladies talking about how Maria is coming. Holy moly- I cannot believe it. Say prayers that Maria doesn't come too close. We're thinking about moving further north just to be safe. Oh yes, and if you're looking for a new take on shiplap, I've got the tutorial for you!
The nearly complete oak hardwood stairs at the #HomesonMonticello in #IrvingPark . My partners @mkconstructionchicago used custom-built designer handrails in all four of these homes.
3913 N Monticello is the first of these homes to be listed on my website (link in bio). Please contact me for more information on my active listings!
So you're a tradie with a bad back?
But you don't want to lift heavy?
Because you think it's going to make things worst?
Lifting heavy weight even just 3x weekly will make you stronger!! If the muscles in your back are not strong how do expect to continue on the tools?? For the record I don't think 160kg for 4 reps of a rack pull is heavy. It was 11pm and I was tired 🤷♀️