How does a chimney work and how is it made? In the article dedicated to ventless stoves, we saw that this element has been replaced by a structure only a few millimeters long, as well as the devices mounted on these stoves, there are alternatives to the chimney. Let's see what it is.
Category Bio Building
Did you know that bamboo has hardness characteristics equal to those of steel? And what can withstand a compression of twice the weight of that which can be supported by concrete? Perhaps not because this extraordinary material is not well known in the West and is little used in construction, where it lends itself very well to structural uses with load-bearing functions (as they have known since ancient times in Eastern countries).
Good thermal insulation can improve the energy efficiency of buildings. Among the proposals on the market there are thermal insulators made with strictly eco-compatible and natural materials, thermal insulators that exploit the low conductivity of air and some gases, and again, real external insulation systems.
Hypocaustic wall heating system was used in Roman baths Wall heating is the healthiest and also the oldest of the heat distribution systems in a building. Two thousand years ago it consisted in lighting a fire in a furnace room located under the house called the hypocaust and heating the walls there through hot air ducts.
Wood fiber is an excellent thermal and acoustic insulator and the panels with which it is marketed are a super-tested bio-ecological product suitable for green building, as long as they are not treated with adhesives or aggressive chemicals. the vertical walls of buildings, horizontal floors, roofs and sub-floors, which make it a very versatile material with good dimensional stability (the sheets tend to bend but in a limited way) and also of a longer duration than many insulating materials of petrochemical synthesis.
Bio-ecological paints are breathable, antistatic, usually with a pleasant scent. They are suitable for the treatment of walls, furnishings, fixtures, radiators and pipes, parquet, home and garden furniture. They are produced with an industrial process but starting from natural organic and inorganic components.
No mold on the walls in the breathing house. In fact, the problem is all there: if you have already ruled out that it is rising damp that can be remedied with a technological intervention, the presence of foul-smelling mold on the walls is always an indication of poor ventilation of the environment, when not of structural faults or defects in severe cases.
The systems for heating the house are numerous, they differ in their mechanism of action and thermal efficiency. Those who want to heat the house cannot help but invest in the insulation of the building: the efficiency of a heating system is closely related to thermal insulation.
Today we will see some examples of inexpensive wooden houses beyond belief. In addition to being ecological, wooden houses can prove to be very convenient from a financial point of view. With accessible figures it is possible to buy a wooden house ready for assembly. Cheap wooden houses are offered by various manufacturers, among the most competitive prices found on the net we point out those of the dealer "Lo Scoiattolo", Sale Casette and the well-stocked Garden Deco .
Green building expands its horizons day after day and so does bioclimatic architecture with innovative systems of biocomponents: the photovoltaic roof. These are coverage systems given by double-seamed aluminum strips that become the ideal housing for photovoltaic cells.
Thermal insulation systems for ceilings are essential in the home, especially if you aim for energy efficiency. If we want to insulate the house, we must deal in detail with the issue of thermal insulation: there are many insulating materials capable of protecting our home from external temperatures and equally numerous thermal insulation systems created for the ceiling.
Water is an indispensable resource of our planet which, however, is being wasted improperly. An intelligent way to optimize water consumption is represented by rainwater recovery. In fact, recovering rainwater means avoiding water waste related to the use of drinking water even when it could be avoided.
The points in favor of internal thermal insulation are that: the intervention is economical; the other condominiums do not need to agree; brings some benefit in terms of lower consumption for heating. The points against, however, are many more: the thermal bridges remain as they are; if there is mold on the walls, it stays where it is (indeed it tends to get worse) and just avoid seeing it; the risk of condensation increases; the walkable surface decreases; that saving on gas does not necessarily come back in terms of comfort.
Mold in the home, a fungus that appears in the form of green or black spots on the surfaces of walls and ceilings, can originate from internal sources but is often favored by external sources: poorly lit and poorly ventilated environments are its favorite habitat. Is it possible to prevent mold? Of course, but only if its appearance is represented by bad domestic habits; otherwise, as in the case of rising damp, external infiltrations, etc. it will be necessary to intervene on the structure with ad hoc interventions.
Protecting wood from parasites means above all protecting it from humidity. Well seasoned wood used and stored in dry environments is almost never attacked by insects, fungi or even parasites, except in cases of really serious infestation. If the humidity is under control, the wood does not require special protective treatments.
If the building is not adequately insulated, thermal bridges are created, those structural points of the building in which thermal conditions different from those of the surrounding areas occur: this difference affects the trend of heat and thermal exchange fields . Thermal bridges are formed when there is discontinuity between the materials that make up the structure: at the points of contact between the reinforced concrete and the masonry, between the masonry and the fixtures, or between the insulating envelope that covers the building and the points fixing various elements.
Before understanding how to eliminate thermal bridges, let's see what it is. Thermal bridges represent areas where a flow exchange occurs and a consequent increase in temperature dispersion, the most classic example of a thermal bridge in the home is given by the crossing of two walls but also by windows and the meeting of elements construction of different materials.
The thermal plaster is different from the classic building plaster. A common plaster is made from a part of inert material, such as sand, whose task is to give mass and consistency to the plaster itself, and from a second material called a binder, such as cement. The binder acts as a “glue” by keeping the inert components together.
An ecological house, more than any other structure, in architecture, needs great attention to design. Designing an ecological house is by no means a simple task: you have to carefully choose the materials (e.g. biocompatible coatings), take care of their orientation, geometry, pay attention to shading, choose suitable solutions to avoid thermal bridges and carry out a greater sizing of transparent surfaces taking into account the exposure and internal zoning of the premises.
To illuminate the house we can also use light sources not only artificial but also natural ones: in this case we can take advantage of sunlight, installing large windows or skylights. But let's see in detail how to illuminate the house, using various solutions. How to illuminate the house, the indications To increase the natural brightness of your home, skylights are very effective, transparent covers that allow the entry of sunlight: they adapt very well to any environment and they can be installed anywhere.