To achieve longevity, it is often said that the foundations of any project have to be rock solid and built to last forever – when it comes to building houses and property never has a truer word been spoken.
Anyone who lives in the North of England can vouch for the quality and longevity of the rows and rows of terraced housing and traditional cottages that have been standing for well over a century – sometimes even hundreds of years.
Many people do still frequent the terraced houses in areas such as Lancashire and Yorkshire, in fact many people would prefer to buy a terraced house or well uilt rural property over a semi-detached or detached house on a modern housing development as they know the quality of age old design and building is probably too a much higher standard than the new developments.
With the demand for housing higher than ever, many councils and property developers have almost thrown up housing in an effort to keep up with the building boom of the nineties and early to mid part of the last decade; of course when jobs are rushed and developers are paid bonuses for completing the job quickly, the quality of the work will sometimes suffer.
As such it is worth anyone looking at renovating a property or investing big changes to their property considering using age old materials and techniques to ensure that their project is built to last and is still in excellent condition years down the line.
This should apply to the project no matter what the area of a property is being renovated, this includes walls, floors, roofing and any features.
Giving a bit of extra thought to your building materials could save you a lot of money in the long term should a weaker choice of material go wrong – cobbles, walling stone and flags are affordable materials that not only offer strength but also look great.
Make the right choice when it comes to renovation – combine age old materials and techniques with modern design to achieve the perfect project!