The Roman Baths – G Denny Builders

The Roman Baths is a historical attraction in the city of Bath, attracting over 1 million visitors each year.

The Roman Baths were constructed in 70 AD as a grand bathing and socializing area, and is now one of the most preserved Roman ruins in the world. With 1,170,000 litres of steaming spring water filling the bath site every day, the Romans believed this was mystical work of the Gods however we have discovered otherwise.

The Roman Baths are below modern street level, hosting 4 major features: The Roman Temple, The Roman Bath House, The Sacred Spring and the Museum holding finds from the Roman Bath.

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The Hot Springs form when the water which bubbles up fro the ground at Bath falls as rain on the nearby hills, it then filters through limestone to a depth of between 2,700 and 4,300 metres, this is where geothermal energy increases the temperature to between 69 and 96 Degrees Celsius.

 

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References taken from:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Baths_(Bath)

GDenny Builders – Inspirational Ideas for Building Materials

We all know the traditional building materials of bricks, blocks, steel and concrete that are used in today’s modern buildings but its amazing what materials can be used to build with that you would never dream of:

Building with Plastic Bottles

Over 125 million plastic bottles are discarded each day in the U.S. of which, 80% will just end up in a landfill. This waste could potentially be diverted and used to construct nearly 10,000, 1200-square-foot homes (taking in consideration it takes an average of 14,000 plastic bottles to build a home that size). Many believe this process could be a viable option for affordable housing and even help solve homelessness.

In Nigeria, the plastic bottle house has proven to be a success, turning trash into an affordable (and beautiful) housing material. By packing plastic bottles with soil or sand, and then stacking and bounding them with mud and string, one can build an earthquake-proof home that is 18 times stronger than regular bricks.

Building with Glass Bottles

This idea isn’t new as over 100 years ago in 1902 a man named William F Beck built a beer bottle house in the small but booming mining town of Tonopah, Nev. nike air max 2017 goedkoop As western mining towns were often short of necessities and far from freight lines, the saloons and the vast amount of empty bottles proved to be more plentiful than construction materials. Peck’s Bottle House, which used more than 10,000 empty glass bottles, is believed to be one of the earliest examples of a now more common act of using glass bottles in architecture. Recently, Buddhist Monks in Thailand celebrated the completion of a 25-year labor of love. The monks began collecting empty beer bottles and caps from the community in 1984 to build the Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple. One million beer bottles strong, the temple is definitely the most elaborate glass bottle effort to date. Glass bottles have been found to make excellent building materials if properly spaced, stacked and set for stability. They are a plentiful resource, hold their color well over time, provide great indoor lighting and are generally easy to clean. When combined with a binding material such as cement, stucco or adobe, they prove to be a stable building block as well.

Building with Shipping Containers

They are more traditionally used to carry goods aboard trains or cargo ships but recently shipping containers have been proving themselves as structurally strong, modular building blocks when no longer needed for freight hauling. The steel containers have an average a lifespan of about 20 years before being sent to scrap yards. When stationary and properly maintained in architecture, their lifespan is likely to outlast other traditional building materials. goedkoop nike air max They are constructed to withstand huge amounts of weight and pressure, as well as extreme weather conditions, so make these containers ideal building blocks – not to mention the fact that they are plentiful, relatively cheap and easily transported. As the U.S. generally imports more than it exports, containers end up stacked at shipping ports by the thousands, so it isn’t financially feasible to ship the empty containers back

Building with Used Tyres

Around 300 million tires are disposed of in the U.S., and the EPA estimates a market exists for approximately 80% of those tires. Although it’s an impressive percentage, it still leaves approximately 60 million scrap tires to be stockpiled or landfilled. . nike air max 2017 zwart People have used sand, clay and other compacted soils for centuries in building, from Jericho, the oldest recorded city in history, to the forward-thinking architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. As the name suggests, “rammed-earth” construction continues the tradition of using earth as a building material. Recycled tyres are filled with compacted soil to form rammed-earth bricks, the principle building blocks in this form of construction. Used in place of traditional wood framing, a typical 2,000 square-foot home uses 1,000 scrap tyres on average. Small gaps in the frames, due to the tyres’ round shapes, are even filled with recycled materials, typically aluminum cans or bottles and adobe. nike tn rouge An alternative to rammed-earth bricks, is a more recently developed system of using recycled tyres in construction. A tyre-bale is a square brick comprised of approximately 100 compressed tyres, weighing about 2,000 pounds. Homes built with tire bales use thousands of compressed tyres, many more than standard rammed-earth bricks. lunette de soleil oakley pas cher They are stacked like oversized bricks to frame the outside walls of the home, smoothed with earth and finished with layers of plaster or stucco.

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

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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

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GDenny Builders Grimsby – Signs That You May Have Drainage Problems – Guttering

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GDenny Builders Grimsby – Signs That You May Have Drainage Problems – Downspouts

For every inch of rain that falls on a roof that measures 1,000 square feet produces more than 600 gallons of water — this is enough to fill 10 baths full of water. nike air max 2016 goedkoop Putting this much water close to the foundations of your property can cause serious damage. nike chaussures pas cher This could even create damage to the floor of your property. Fjallraven Kanken Classic Read More

GDenny Builders Grimsby News: NFB Partners Tradepoint

pooleNational Federation of Builders partners with TradePoint

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) is pleased to announce its exciting new partnership with TradePoint.

TradePoint is the trade only arm of B&Q. It offers a huge range of trusted brands at low trade prices.

TradePoint supply over 12,000 products needed for building and maintenance all under one roof.

Located inside 360 B&Q stores nationwide, TradePoint is tailored to meet the needs of the trade. They have a dedicated team which are focused purely on the trade customers needs, with trade only parking, and convenient early/late opening hours 7 days a week.  Materials and tools can be bought in store, ordered online or by phone for next day delivery, with the option of up to 60 days to pay with a Trade UK account.

Other services include reliable bulk delivery, free on orders over £200 excl. VAT, timber cutting, and brick matching.