Almondia – Bautipps Die Bauherrenberatung
  • 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!

  • Building owner services – Which tasks building owners have to take over

    In addition to the electricity and water supply at the construction site, builders also have to overcome many bureaucratic hurdles before moving into their dream home. In this article you will find out which services you are responsible for before, during and after construction and what costs you should expect.

  • Dates for start of construction and completion

    Often, construction contracts already have defects. It is important that the dates for the start and completion of construction are fixed in a contractually flawless manner. This creates planning reliability and financial security in the event of delays. Learn everything you need to know about it here.

  • Terrace with friends

    Terraces

    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.

  • Wooden beam ceiling vs. concrete ceiling

    The ceilings of the floors can be basically divided into two possible variants - wooden joist ceiling and concrete ceiling. Both differ in price and construction time, as well as thermal and sound insulation. Learn more in our article.

  • ETICS layers

    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.

  • Underfloor heating versus radiators

    Underfloor heating and radiators offer various advantages and disadvantages. While both cost about the same to install, radiators are easier to install in existing buildings and respond more quickly to changes in heat. On the other hand, underfloor heating is more energy efficient and does not consume space in the room.

  • The new law on contracts for work and services

    As of January 1, 2018, a number of new provisions will apply to construction contracts as part of a reform of the law on contracts for work and services. The new law on contracts for work and services is intended to strengthen consumers' rights in the face of home construction, which is associated with risks. In this article you will learn all about the background and the individual provisions that matter when building a house.

  • The house on the slope – properly planned

    Crammed by neighboring houses right and left, front and back? The line of sight is just ten meters? There is an alternative to this: the house on the slope. It promises a different perspective, namely the view of a panoramic landscape spread out in front of the elevated position. This explains why a hillside property […]

  • The construction site equipment

    Construction site equipment is regulated by the Construction Site Ordinance (BaustellV). Optimal construction site equipment is important for the protection of workers, adjacent buildings and the environment, but also for the progress of the construction. The relationship between effort and cost-effectiveness must be taken into account. In principle, the client is responsible for the proper set-up of the construction site. Here you can find out what to look out for and which aspects are part of the construction site set-up.

  • Wood, plaster or brick – The big facade comparison

    Which facade suits you best? Plaster, brick, wooden facade - we have the big comparison.

  • The most important pitfalls in the construction contract

    With regard to the drafting of the construction contract, the construction company often has an advantage over the owner, because construction companies know all the tricks of the trade. Aspects such as fixed price, start of construction, bill of quantities, etc. are then often interpreted unilaterally to the disadvantage of the builder. Track down the pitfalls in construction contracts with us in this article!

  • Burglary protection

    Every homeowner has a need for security. A lot is already done with a few simple rules of conduct and some mechanical devices such as window screens. Further measures such as alarm systems are then not absolutely necessary. Read more in this article.

  • The Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV)

    The Energy Saving Ordinance - EnEV - sets binding standards with regard to energy efficiency. Here, construction methods such as insulation and building services come into play, but also the electricity mix with regard to the energy balance. In addition, building owners are required to maintain an energy certificate. Find out about the background and provisions of the EnEV 2014 in this article.

    Build sustainablyenergy efficiency
  • The energy certificate

    Every builder is obliged to keep an energy certificate for the new house. The energy certificate must already be submitted with the building application for the building permit - after completion of the building it must be checked and, if necessary, updated. be adjusted. You will find all information about the requirement certificate, consumer certificate, who issues energy certificates, the obligations of the building owner and the costs incurred in this article.

    energy efficiency
  • Stairs in family house

    There are several types of stairs. Besides the functional aspect, it is also possible to think about aesthetic aspects of stairs. Read more in this article.

  • 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.

  • Modern windows: window frames, glazing, burglary protection and cost

    Large, modern windows architecturally enhance any house. In addition to aesthetic aspects, windows are indispensable as an important source of light and fresh air - but they are also particularly appealing to burglars. Find out in this article about the best models and latest trends to the necessary safety precautions.

    energy efficiency
  • A garage according to your needs

    When building a house, it is best to plan the garage at the same time. The garage can be more than a safe place for the car, because it is also a hobby and storage space if designed accordingly. There are lightweight prefabricated garages and solid stone garages, as well as different gates and roof shapes. Get an overview in this article!

  • Ventilation systems

    Ventilation systems are especially important for houses with sophisticated insulation. They provide good air, preserve the building fabric and create a good living environment for allergy sufferers. In addition, ventilation systems with heat recovery make ecological sense - at the same time they are easy on the wallet, as heating costs are much lower. Find out about all aspects of centralized and decentralized ventilation systems with or without heat recovery in this article.

    energy efficiency