GDenny Builders Grimsby – Great Builders: Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is a large country house in Oxfordshire, home to the 11th Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Winston Churchill. nike tn It was built between 1705 and 1722 in the rare and short lived English baroque style and is today one of the largest houses in the country. nike air max 1 pas cher Inside the scale of grandeur continues with an 180ft library and 67ft high hall. Lunettes de soleil Ray Ban The interior is lavishly decorated with guided tours available through the state rooms. Asics Pas Cher Site Officiel The ‘Untold Story’ tells Blenheim’s story through animated figures, video and projection technology while there is also an exhibition dedicated to Winston Churchill. Visitors can enjoy the hedge maze, adventure playground, the plant centre, the butterfly house and, of course, the beautiful grounds designed by Capability Brown. There is also a cafeteria. nike air max 2016 kopen The palace hosts many events during the year including concerts, festivals, a Triathlon, Game/Country fair, Jousting and International Horse-Trials.

G Denny Builders: Grimsby – Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France and is the tallest structure in Paris and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. fjallraven kanken uk It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel and erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair. The tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.98 million people ascended it in 2011. The tower received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010. air max Eiffel Tower Eiffel Wikimedia Commons” by Benh LIEU SONG – Own work. Nike Air Max Dames Goedkoop Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons – The tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building. Sac à Dos Kanken Fjallraven Its base is square, 125 metres (410 ft) on a side. It held the title of tallest man-made structure for 41 years (taken away from Washington Monument) until the Chrysler Building in New York was built in 1930. In 1957 an ariel was added atop the Eiffel Tower, which made it taller than the Chrysler Building by 5.2 metres (17 ft). Nike Sko Norge Origin

First drawing of the Eiffel Tower by Maurice Koechlin including size comparison with other Parisian landmarks such as Notre Dame and the Statue of Liberty.

The design of the Eiffel Tower was the product of Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier. nike air max 2016 In May 1884, working at home, Koechlin made a sketch of their idea, described by him as “a great pylon, consisting of four lattice girders standing apart at the base and coming together at the top, joined together by metal trusses at regular intervals” .

GDenny Builders Grimsby – Great Builders: Somerset House

Somerset House is a beautiful 18th century Neoclassical building in London which hosts open-air concerts and films, Nike Air Max Norge Nettbutikk Sko art and design exhibitions, air max 2017 goedkoop family workshops and free guided tours. nike air max During the summer the courtyard is filled with fountains. New Balance Pas Cher During the winter you can skate a temporary ice rink.

GDenny Builders Grimsby – Great Builders: Althorp House & Park

Althorp has been the stately home of the Spencer family for nearly 500 years and is the resting place of Diana, Sac Kanken Pas Cher Princess of Wales. Asics Pas Cher Built in 1508, mochilas kanken Althorp has been home to the Spencer family for nearly 500 years. There are 19 rooms in the house open to the public displaying a fine collection of furniture, pictures and ceramics. Cheap Nike Air Max UK Althorp was home to Princess Diana before she joined the Royal family and following her death in 1997 the family created an extensive museum exhibition as a memorial to reflect on her life and work. nike air max pas cher pour homme There are six rooms in the displaying a range of Lady Diana’s personal artefacts including the famous bridal gown, childhood letters, school reports, Chaussure Adidas Pas Cher dresses and details of her charity work.

G Denny Builders: Bond…… not James Bond – Brick Bond

  Most people probably never stop to look at old architecture and think ‘what type of bond is that’ the exception being a builder who will be instantly be in raptures about the brickwork and type of bond used – a far cry now from the common stretcher bond used today in most modern buildings. Here’s an example of some impressive brickwork – Decorative Tudor Brick Chimneys at Hampton Court. Hampton_stacks Brief History on Bricks Bricks have been used right back through history as far as the Bronze Age. The fired-brick faces of the Ziggurat of ancient Dur-Kurigalzu in Iraq date from around 1400 BC, and the brick buildings of ancient Mohenio-daro in Pakistan were built around 2600 BC. Much older examples of brickwork made with dried (but not fired) bricks may be found in such ancient locations as Jericho in the West Bank, Catal Huyuk in Anatolia, and Mehrgarh in Pakistan. These structures have survived from the Stone Age to the present day. Two basic categories of bricks are fired and non-fired bricks. Fired bricks are one of the longest-lasting and strongest building materials, sometimes referred to as artificial stone, and have been used since circa 5000 BC. nike air max femme pas cher Air-dried bricks, also known as mud bricks, have a history older than fired bricks, and have an additional ingredient of a mechanical binder such as straw. ancient brickwork This is a Twelfth century temple brickwork in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Brick Bonds A brick is given a classification based on how it is laid, and how the exposed face is oriented relative to the face of the finished wall.

A brick laid with its long narrow side exposed.
A brick laid flat with its width at the face of the wall, or parallel to the face of the wall.
A brick laid vertically with the long narrow side of the brick exposed.
A brick laid vertically with the broad face of the brick exposed.
A brick laid on the long narrow side with the short end of the brick exposed.
A brick laid on the long narrow side with the broad face of the brick exposed. Also known as a Rowlock Stretcher

Brick Bonds The bond of the brickwork in which the bricks are placed in a pattern of headers and stretchers gives the wall strength and stability. Three types of bond, the patterns in which the bricks are laid, are shown below: English, Flemish and Stretcher bonds Stretcher bond is only suitable for a single skin; in a modern house the inner skin is typically made from blocks, fixed to the outer brick skin by metal ties. English bond was not popular in the Victorian period. oakley femme pas cher So the common bond is Flemish, with the alternate header-stretcher pattern.   Unknown-2   Example of stretcher bond. nike pas cher Bricks are ‘glued’ together with mortar; until the 1920s, this was usually just a mix of sharp sand and lime. This is porous, flexible and matches the typically soft bricks it was used with. Fjallraven Kanken Big Cement has gradually taken the place of lime; it is much harder and largely impervious to water. Fjallraven Kanken Big It suits modern bricks which are much harder.

Special Patterns

Bricks were often laid in various special patterns, as well in the standard bonds.

GDenny Builders Grimsby – Signs That You May Have Drainage Problems – Flaking Paint or Holes In Your Cladding

If you see areas of white or grey colouring on your external walls, hogan outlet this is called efflorescence — these are mineral deposits left by evaporating water, Fjallraven Kanken Occasion your wall may be flaking off in big chunks, kanken baratas this is a condition called spalling. The efflorescence points to a place where moisture is condensing. nike air max 2016 blauw Read More

G Denny Builders – Grimsby Builders News

London to have New Mega Tower Plans are being drawn up in private for the second tallest skyscraper in Europe to be erected in the CitDetailed plans to build the City’s tallest skyscraper, which will rival the Shard in height and make it the second loftiest tower in Europe, are being drawn up and will be submitted to the City of London Corporation by the end of the year. Chaussures Asics

The Aviva Tower, which is also known as St Helen’s and sites opposite the Gherkin would be demolished to make way for the gigantic office block, according to early proposals. NIKE AIR MAX Goedkoop
It is also thought that images are being circulated and detailed plans will be submitted by the end of the year following a lengthy public consultation. zonnebril ray ban heren According to a spokesperson for the City of London Corporation, the plans for the Undershaft are still private as they have not been submitted.
The developers, Aroland Holdings, are seeking permission to erect a 304m (997ft) building, just a few meters shy of the 309m Shard on south of the Thames, which would dwarf 22 Bishopsgate – the stalled Pinnacle scheme. new balance 996 homme bordeaux

The site – Number One, Undershaft – was bought by Singaporean magnate Kuok Hong Khoon – the founder and chief executive of the world’s largest palm oil company, Wilmar International. Mr Kuok owns the Aviva building and site with his fellow Wilmar board member, and Chinese Indonesian businessman, Martua Sitorus. The architect, Eric Parry, is thought to be leading the project, having recently finished the Green Properties office building at St James’s Square which achieved record rents for the area in April. Cheap Nike Shoes Sale UK However, one property expert said that the plans will spark fresh controversy over the cluster of skyscrapers springing up in the City. air max 2017 wit The computer-generated images of Number One, Undershaft, have been compared to Canary Wharf’s One Canada Square, only much taller.

GDenny Builders Grimsby – Signs That You May Have Drainage Problems – Debris and Gulleys Around Your House

When soil does not drain properly, Fjallraven Kanken Classic rain runs off and carves gulleys around your house, Sac à Dos Kanken Fjallraven leaving silt on pathways, fjällräven kånken Stora and carrying piles of mulch or wood chip from your garden and leaving it where it should not be. You can hire a landscape gardener to create a simple berm (a soil mound) or swale (a wide, nike air max norge nettbutikk shallow ditch) to redirect the water away from the house. Read More

Great Builders Grimsby – Inspiration from Casa Mila


Anyone visiting Barcelona should go and see Casa Mila, one of Gaudi’s master pieces. You havent seen anything like this, it feels like your inside of a Dali painting.

Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera, is a modernist building in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was the last civil work designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, built between the years 1906 and 1910.


It was commissioned in 1906 by businessman Pere Milà i Camps and his wife Roser Segimon i Artells. At the time, it was controversial because of the undulating stone facade and twisting wrought iron balconies and windows designed by Josep Maria Jujol.


Architecturally it is considered structurally innovative, with a self-suppoting stone front and columns, and floors free of load bearing walls. Also innovative is the underground garage.


In 1984 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Currently, it is the headquarters of the Fundació-Catalunya La Pedrera, which manages the exhibitions, activities and public visits at Casa Mila.


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Great Builders – Flatiron Building

celebrating great builders and the buildings that shaped building forever, today we look at the Flatiron Building, located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, and is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper.


Upon completion in 1902, it was one of the tallest buildings in the New York city.

The building sits on a triangular island-block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 22nd Street, with 23rd Street grazing the triangle’s northern (uptown) peak. The name “Flatiron” derives from its resemblance to a cast-iron clothes iron.


The Flatiron Building was designed by Chicago’s Daniel Burnham as a vertical Renaissance palazzo with Beaux-Arts styling.[15][16] Unlike New York’s early skyscrapers, which took the form of towers arising from a lower, blockier mass, such as the contemporary Singer Building (1902–1908), the Flatiron Building epitomizes the Chicago school conception:[17] like a classical Greek column, its facade – limestone at the bottom changing to glazed terra-cotta from the Atlantic Terra Cotta Company in Tottenville, Staten Island as the floors rise[18][19] – is divided into a base, shaft and capital.


Once construction of the building began, it proceeded at a very fast pace. The steel was so meticulously pre-cut that the frame went up at the rate of a floor each week. By February 1902 the frame was complete, and by mid-May the building was half-covered by terra-cotta tiling. The building was completed in June 1902, after a year of construction.


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