Category : Building Materials

Building materials provides information on various construction materials, their properties and applications in building construction.

What are the Requirements of Partition Walls in Buildings

There are several requirements that a partition wall need to meet otherwise its purpose will be compromised. So, it is necessary to understand partition wall requirements in order to build it with high quality and provide satisfactory performance. This article will shed ...

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What is Artificial Stone? Its Types and Applications

What is artificial stone? Artificial stone, which is also called casted stone, is constructed from cement, sand , and natural aggregate such as crushed stone. it is possible to provide certain surface textures to artificial stones. Sometimes, specific pigments used to achieve ...

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Construction of Stone Masonry Footing

The construction of stones bonded together with mortar is called stone masonry. Stone masonry footing is a structural foundation constructed to support walls. Different aspect of stone masonry footing is discussed. Purpose of Stone Masonry Footing The purpose of stone masonry foundation ...

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Types of Defects in Timber as a Construction Material

There are various types of defects in timber as a construction material. These defects in timber can be due to natural forces, fungi, insects and during seasoning and conversion. Types of these defects in timber is discussed in detail. Trees gives ...

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Storage of Cement – Precautions, Duration and Place of Storage

Proper precautions for the storage of cement such as duration and place of storage, arrangement, atmospheric moisture content etc. is necessary after the process of manufacturing and before using it in the construction site. Because the cement hygroscopic nature, the cement ...

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18 Types of Fixtures and Fastenings for Doors and Windows

Fixtures and fastenings are provided for doors and windows to provide operating facilities, security for rooms and ease of opening and closing etc. Different types of fixtures and fastenings such as, hinges, bolts, handles, locks are available. Types of Fixtures and ...

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