Architecture and Materials
In architecture and materials, we compare common alternatives, but also report on unusual and innovative developments. Let us inspire you!
Small but mighty: the XXS house
Living in an XXS house? For many hardly imaginable, but if cleverly planned, it is not inferior to a large house in terms of comfort. Read how in this interview with our architect.
It all comes down to optimal roof insulation
If you want to ensure sustainable and energy-efficient insulation of your roof, there is no way around roof insulation. Find out what options are available to you to improve your home’s energy performance and what to consider when deciding to insulate your roof here. Why good roof insulation is important Suitable insulation for roofs is […]
Bungalow vs. multi-storey house – advantages and disadvantages at a glance.
Many builders imagine the construction of a house in the years before still relatively simple. Butalready so that the construction can start at all, a lot of time must be spent on the search for answers tobasic questions are used – for example, with regard to the location of the house, theConstruction method and the […]
Native tree and wood species
Wood as a building material is considered to be ecologically valuable and wooden houses are increasing in popularity. However, wood is also used, for example, in furniture construction and in the paper industry. In this article you will learn what species of trees and wood in this country and what they are used for.
Single-shell or double-shell? The solid house exterior wall
Solid houses are available with single- or double-skin exterior walls. The types of construction have different characteristics in terms of cost, insulation, sound insulation, etc.. Find out everything you need to know about it here!
When designing a terrace, the choice of the right visual, wind and sun protection, as well as suitable floor coverings, plays an important role. Shade in the summer provide awnings, awnings or a patio cover. Depending on the personal preferences and budget of the builders serve as floor coverings wooden planks, stone tiles or WPC decking boards. When it comes to patio furniture, builders have to choose between wood, aluminum and polyrattan as materials.
Vapor barrier, vapor barrier, diffusion – exterior wall in the prefabricated house
The exterior walls of prefabricated houses can be constructed with different vapor retarders and insulation materials. But what is it actually about diffusion-open walls? Find out everything about vapor barriers, vapor retarders and diffusion openness here.
Aerated concrete or gas concrete is a steam-hardened mineral building material that scores with good insulation and fire protection properties as well as a low weight. We explain what are the advantages and disadvantages of aerated concrete as a building material.
Wood, plaster or brick – The big facade comparison
Which facade suits you best? Plaster, brick, wooden facade - we have the big comparison.
Interior design that promotes health
Harmful substances in furniture, paints, floor coverings and textiles impair the well-being within one's own four walls. Consequences can be headaches and allergies. With the help of certificates and eco-labels you can see which materials are harmless for your Wohngesund.
Possible applications of tiles
Tiles come in many colors and shapes, so they can be used to create very different living atmospheres. They are beneficial not only in bathrooms and kitchens, but can be considered just as much for the living area. Learn more in this article!
Architectural style Classic single-family house
Simple design and low cost of construction - this promises the building style Classic single-family house. Due to the versatility in the floor plan and simple construction, it offers individual design options to all builders.
Build monolithically with expanded clay
Choosing a wall system is one of the most important decisions when planning the future home. If you want to build brick on brick, i.e. monolithically, you usually use expanded clay as a building material. What makes the combination of monolithic construction and expanded clay so successful, you will learn in this article.
Building with Poroton
Poroton vertically perforated bricks have now overtaken classic bricks in solid construction. Since they are said to have particularly good energy properties, Poroton bricks and brick systems are the building material of choice, especially for the construction of low-energy houses. Read what is behind the name Poroton and learn about the advantages of the vertically […]
The winter garden – The feel-good extra
Let the sunshine in - Who realizes a winter garden already during the building of a house, does not have to tear down walls afterwards. There are several types of conservatories, and the residential conservatory is a very special extension of living space. Although the glazing potentiates the radiant energy of the sun, heating is still required - for best usability and preservation of the building fabric. In this article, find out about all the types, methods of construction and features of a winter garden.
Saving is not worthwhile at present in view of the ECB's low interest rate policy. On the other hand, the favorable construction loans make building more affordable than ever. If you have always thought about a vacation home, you should realize it now. It promises not only beautiful vacations, but also represents an excellent investment - read more in this article!
Do it Yourself - DIY - is currently on everyone's lips. In addition, the upcycling of wood promises the useful recycling of waste wood. We show what you can do yourself. In addition, professional furniture makers are more and more committed to this trend and create high-quality furniture from reclaimed wood. Learn more in this article!
Wooden house vs. solid house – all advantages and disadvantages at a glance
In Germany, solid houses are very popular. But more and more builders are choosing wooden houses. This article clarifies what are the advantages and disadvantages of wooden houses and solid houses in comparison.
Build with an assembly
Building with an assembly allows builders to save on costs, but they also have to accept many compromises. While in a building community each party has their own condominium after construction, the goal of a residential project is to live together after construction.
timber frame construction
Timber frame construction is a fast and flexible construction method that allows builders to do a lot of their own work and that is mostly used for prefabricated houses. In the timber frame construction (also timber frame construction), the house is composed of a framework made of wooden beams and wall elements made of wood […]